Talon Lindquist

Talon Lindquist

Kodiak’s Talon Lindquist didn’t waste any time picking up his first victories of this delayed 2021 collegiate swimming season. 

The University of Hawaii junior was the first to the wall in the 400-yard individual medley and the 200 butterfly in a dual meet with UNLV and Wyoming on Jan. 28 and 29 in Las Vegas. 

A 2018 graduate of Kodiak High School, Lindquist went 3 minutes, 58.58 seconds in the IM and 1:50.88 in the fly. He added a third in the 200 IM (1:50.83). 

Lindquist’s season-opening performance earned him his first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation male athlete of the week award. 

Hawaii’s men topped Wyoming (256-97) and UNLV (200-153). This was Hawaii’s first meet of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Up next for Lindquist is the MPSF Championships that begin Feb. 17 in San Luis Obispo, California. 

Lindquist enters the meet as the reigning 200 butterfly champion. He won last year’s race with a time of 1:46.24. He also placed seventh in the 400 IM — an event he won as a freshman with a school and conference record time of 3:46.81 — and took the 500 freestyle B final. 

Lindquist is an eight-time individual Alaska state champion and graduated with three state records — 200 freestyle (1:39.78), 200 IM (1:50.08) and 100 backstroke (49.50). He had the second-fastest times in 100 butterfly (49.41), 100 freestyle (45.88) and 500 freestyle (4:36.80). 

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Carly Glover got off a shot on goal in Merrimack’s 6-0 loss to Boston University on Friday in Boston. 

Merrimack had 24 shots on goal against Boston. Glover, a freshman forward, has five shots on goal this season.  

Boston completed the series sweep with a 2-0 victory over Merrimack on Sunday. 

Merrimack dropped to 1-13 in the Hockey East Conference, 1-13 overall. Today’s game against Vermont was postponed. 

Hannah Glover — Carly’s older sister — begins her first season with NCAA Division III Chatham University — on Feb. 20.

Hannah Glover previously played at Trinity Western University in Canada.  

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

University of Nevada split a two-game series with Boise State University over the weekend. The Wolf Pack fell 73-63 in the first game on Friday but rallied for a 64-44 victory on Sunday. 

Nikiski’s Bethany Carstens — the daughter of former Kodiak standout wrestler Dan Carstens — logged four minutes and missed both her field-goal attempts in Friday’s game. She missed her only field-goal attempt during three minutes of action in Sunday’s game. 

Nevada’s next game is Feb. 15 at Air Force.  

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