Region 6 swimming championships swept by West Valley; Hutch and Monroe see high finishes

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Region six swimming championships came to a close on Saturday night and several Interior Swimmers punched their tickets to the State Championships.
The West Valley Wolfpack swept the team scores, winning the Boys side with 101 points, and the girls with 96.
For the Wolfpack boys, Ezra Billings led the way with wins in the 50 and 100 yard freestyles while Kelsey Slater won the boy's diving event.
The Wolfpack girls saw Anastasia Chen win the 100 yard breastroke and backstroke while Heidi Billings won the 100 yard butterfly and 200 yard IM.
The Wolfpack swept all the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relays.
Hutchison's Noah Palmer was victorious in the 200 yard Individual Medley and the 500 yard freestyle.
He also helped Anchor the relay team in their 200 yard Medley Relay win.
Hutch also got victories in the 100 yard butterfly from Riley Gregor, and Shannon McCallum in the Girl's 500 yard freestyle.
For Lathrop, Katy McCarter won the 50 and 100 yard freestyle events, Zarah Helms-Leslie won the girls diving, and Brandon Stockdill won the 100 yard backstroke.
The North Pole Patriots saw their lone win from Derick Johnson in the 200 yard freestyle, while Eielson got theirs from Skyler Gillespie in the 100 yard Breastroke.
The surprise from these championships may be the Monroe Catholic Rams who won the girls 200 yard Medley Relay and got several top three finishes individually, highlighted by Victoria Schachle's win in the 100 yard Backstroke.