Talon Lindquist spent his spring break establishing new state swimming records.

The Kodiak Middle School eighth-grader broke six state records while competing at the Northwest Age Group Regionals that concluded Sunday at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash.

Lindquist set new state marks for the 13- and 14-year-old division in the 100-yard freestyle (47.50 seconds), the 200 free (1:43.57), the 500 free (4:33.12), the 100 backstroke (51.89), the 200 back (1:50.86) and the 400 individual medley (4:05.72).

The 200 backstroke time is also an Alaska open state record and is the sixth-fastest in the nation this season for his age group, according to his coach and father, John Lindquist.

His 100 free and 100 back times are both ranked 16th in the nation, while his 400 IM time is 20th. His 100 free time of 47.50 would have set a high school state record.

Kodiak brothers Luke and Natan James also competed at the meet.

Luke competed in the 14-year-old division and placed 12th in both the 50 freestyle (23.31) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.39).

Natan competed in three swims and recorded two personal best times, John Lindquist said.

Kodiak Kingfishers have a home meet on April 11-12.

Contact the Daily Mirror sports department at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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