Homer’s K-Kings sink Soldotna Silvers

The Kachemak Swim Club Kings bested the Soldotna Silver Salmon in a dual meet at Homer High’s Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center on Oct. 25.

The Kings notched 55 percent individual PRs, personal records, and 52 percent relay PRs to best the Silver Salmon 429 to 286 points.

Below are some highlights:

Competing in their first KSC meet: Gabriel Bales, Adeline Berry, Eleanor Sweeney;

100 percent individual PRs: Jamen Anderson, Bethany Engebretsen, Katelyn Engebretsen, Alivia Fefelov, Lia Jacobsen, McKensey Johnson, Kate Krautler, Eric Marshall, Carly Nelson, Jakob Nelson; 

100 percent relay PRs: Ethan Benedetti, Iris Downey, Bethany Engebretsen, McKensey Johnson, Kate Krautler, Lauren Kuhns, Eric Marshall, Corbin Mattingly, Nathan Overson, Lucas Story, Ireland Styvar;

100 percent individual and relay PRs: Bethany Engebretsen, McKensey Johnson, Kate Krautler, Eric Marshall;

Age group cuts: Clayton Arndt, Ella Yourkowski, Iris Downey, Piper Kassouni, Carly Nelson, Luke Nelson, Lucas Story, Madison Story;

Junior Olympic cuts: Clayton Arndt, Carly Nelson, Madison Story;

Event winners: Nathan Overson, Madison Story, Clayton Arndt, Sailey Rhodes;

Pentathlon top three: Carly Nelson, Gabriel Bales, Ella Yourkowski, Sailey Rhodes, Jake Nelson, Ethan Benedetti;

Pentathlon winners: Ireland Styvar, Nathan Overson, Lucas Story, Madison Story, Clayton Arndt

Spirit award nominees: Jake Nelson, Luke Nelson, Lucas Story, Caleb Mattingly, Ireland Styvar, Griffin Downey;

Spirit award winner: Lucas Story, who memorized the team cheer and led the team in yelling it at the meet;

Swimmer of the meet: Carly Nelson. Carly had five new age-group cuts; one new Junior Olympic cut for girls 9-10 in the 50 back (42.00) in her first race as a 9-year-old; dropped an average of two seconds per 50 including a 39.02 in the 50 free and a 1:38.08 in the 100 IM; and raced aggressively from start to finish.

KSC’s next meet is the Turkey Time Invitational at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center Nov. 21-22. Racing begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and 10 am on Saturday. 

Neil Romney is the head coach of the Kachemak Swim Club.