Lathrop's McCarter, Wolfpack's Billings, take gold at state swim meet

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) Several Interior swimmers competed at the 2019 high school state swimming and diving championships in Anchorage over the weekend, highlighted by Lathrop's Katy McCarter (50-yard freestyle) and West Valley's Ezra Billings (100-yard freestyle) claiming state titles in their respective events.

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Girls Team Scores
1.) Dimond 100
2.) Eagle River 74
3.) West Valley 65
4.) Sitka 60
5.) Homer 44
6.) Lathrop 28
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T-14.) Monroe 11
T-14.) Hutchison 11

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Boys Team Scores
1.) Service 102
2.) Dimond 99
3.) West Valley 49
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T-18) North Pole 4

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**Only Interior swimmers are noted. For full results visit https://asaa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-swim-and-dive-state-final-results.pdf

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Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay

4.) West Valley 1:52.83
-Heidi Billings, Patty Eppingher, Juliette Benson, Blaque Secor

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Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay

8.) North Pole 1:47.14
- Matthew Banaszewski, Patrick Conley, Derick Johnson, Travon Rodgers

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Girls 200 Yard Freestyle

8.) Shannon McCallum (Hutch) 2:02.52

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Girls 200 yard Individual Medley

4.) Patty Eppingher (West Valley) 2:12.70
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6.) Samantha Bristor (WV) 2:15.18

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Boys 200 Yard Individual Medley

6.) Logan Fox (WV) 2:01.23

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Girls 50 Yard Freestyle

1.) Katy McCarter (Lathrop) 24.53*** State Champion
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7.) Victoria Schachle (Monroe) 25.36

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Boys 50 Yard Freestyle

2.) Ezra Billings (WV) 21.03
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7.) Travon Rodgers (North Pole) 22.45

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Girls 100 Yard Freestyle

2.) Katy McCarter (LHS) 52.88
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4.) Samantha Bristor 54.43

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Boys 100 Yard Freestyle

1.) Ezra Billings (WV) 47.84*** State Champion

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Girls 500 Yard Freestyle

4.) Cassidy Welsh (Hutch) 5:18.65

5.) Meah McCallum (WV) 5:25.89

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Boys 500 Yard Freestyle

3.) Logan Fox (WV) 4:48.25

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Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

4.) West Valley 1:42.89
- Blaque Secor, Juliette Benson, Meah McCallum, Samantha Bristor
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6.) Lathrop 1:44.15
- Katy McCarter, Katie Day, Timberlyn Wendt, Ella Bailey

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Boys 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

3.) West Valley 1:29.73
- Gabriel Dennis, Logan Fox, Kyan Harnum, Ezra Billings

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Girls 100 Yard Backstroke

2.) Heidi Billings (WV) 57.79
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4.) Victoria Schachle (Monroe) 1:01.63
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7.) Timberlyn Wendt (LHS) 1:03.64

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Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke

3.) Patty Eppingher (WV) 1:06.62
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5.) Jean Cook (Monroe) 1:07.72
6.) Juliette Benson (WV) 1:08.00

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Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

3.) West Valley 3:42.55
- Heidi Billings, Blaque Secor, Patty Eppingher, Samantha Bristor
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7.) Lathrop 3:49.64
- Katy McCarter, Katie Day, Timberlyn Wendt, Ella Bailey

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Boys 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

3.) West Valley 3:17.87
- Gabriel Dennis, Logan Fox, Kyan Harnum, Ezra Billings

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Girls 1 Meter Diving

4.) Grace Green (Hutch) 372.85