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

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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