The Region VI swim finals finished over the weekend with Interior athletes heading off to state this upcoming weekend

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The swim season for Region VI is over, as the champions head off to Anchorage for the 2018 state finals.
As we had upsets, a senior from Hutch tear up the pool and West Valley sweeping the team scores.
We start in the girls 200 yard medley relay, which saw a huge upset with the Monroe Catholic Rams sending for the first time ever a relay squad to state, as Victoria Schachle, Jeannie Cook, Madison Hrinko and Lauren White finish at 1 minute and 57.06 seconds.
For the boys relay, the Hutchison Hawks claimed gold with their team of Noah Palmer, Ryan Korhonen, Riley Gregor and Sebiyam Werdon-Kennicott.
In the boys 200 yard freestyle, North Pole's Derrick Johnson paced to a time of 1 minute and 50.75 seconds.
For the girls, that went to Hutch's Shannon McCallum.
For the girls 200 yard medley, Heidi Billings grabbed the top spot for the West Valley Wolfpack, while Noah Palmer went off for Hutch.
Then we got to the speedsters in the 50 yard freestyle with Ezra Billings going for gold for West Valley.
The girls was won by Katy McCarter for Lathrop with a 24.98 second swim time.
The swim meet took a short break while the diving competition took place, as Zarah Helms-Leslie took home first for the Malemutes with a final score of 307.1 points in the girls division.
In the boys, Kelsey Slater won it for West Valley with 376.55 points.
In the girls 100 yard butterfly, Billings once again grabbed gold for the Wolfpack.
In the girls 100 yard freestyle, McCarter also took home first again for the Mutes.
In the boys division, Billings once again won for West Valley.
Then in the boys 500 freestyle, Noah Palmer posted a sub five minute race.
For the girls, Shannon McCallum took home first for Hutch.
In the girls 200 freestyle relay, West Valley was able to secure the gold with Anastasia Chen, Asyia Shank, Heidi Billings and Patty Eppingher.
For the boys, the Wolfpack did it again.
In the boys 100 backstroke, Brandon Stockdill won it for Lathrop, while the girls was won by Victoria Schachle for the Monroe Catholic Rams.
Then in the 100 breaststroke, Chen won the girls division for the Wolfpack, while Skyler Gillepsie won the boys for the Eielson Ravens.
And to round out the event, in the 400 yard freestyle relay, West Valley won the girls and boys competitions.
All first place finishers will head off to state, and one of those athletes is Noah Palmer, and he spoke after regionals about the road to the state finals.
"It's exciting this year, just fourth year doing it hoping to make it the best one. We got our relay team going this year so it's really exciting. Oh it's great, we got like a lot of young and up and coming swimmers like on that relay we like two sophomores and a junior then myself, so there are younger kids around us and Hutch has a really good team and it's just awesome dynamics," said Noah Palmer, Hitchuson Hawks Swimming.