Kodiak entertains South Anchorage Friday and Saturday in the Bears’ final home swim meet of the season at Kodiak Community Pool.

The girls will be trying to bounce back from a one-point loss to Soldotna during a tri-meet last Saturday in Soldotna.

It was Kodiak’s second defeat of the season.

“South girls don’t have much as far as top-end speed,” Kodiak coach John Lindquist said. “They probably have girls that fit our mid-level swimmers. I’m hoping to get some really good races with my mid-level girls.”

Lindquist said this weekend’s meet will be a good tune-up for top swimmers Jori Lindquist, Tahna Lindquist, Sammye Jones and Ila Hughes. Kodiak’s talented group is sprinkled throughout the state’s top 16 season-performance list compiled by East Anchorage coach Cliff Murray.

Tahna missed last week’s trip to the Kenai Peninsula due to an illness.

Lindquist said South has four quality boys who are state-ranked swimmers.

“They have some talent,” he said.

This is the final home meet for seniors Sophie Hogen, Jones, Jori Lindquist, Iris Blakeslee, Jessa Fortaliza, Cullan Christiansen, Axl LeVan and Michael Smith.

Friday’s meet begins at 6 p.m. while Saturday’s starts at 10 a.m.

Contact Mirror writer Derek Clarkston at sports@kodiakdailymirror.com.

Top 16 in state (As of Sept. 24)

Kodiak swimmers

Girls

200 medley relay — 1. Kodiak, 1 minute, 52.22 seconds. 200 freestyle — 1. Tahna Lindquist, 1:57.64; 2. Jori Lindquist, 1:58.69; 8. Sammye Jones, 2:03.72. 200 individual medley — 1. Tahna Lindquist, 2:14.62; 9. Sammye Jones, 2:18.54. 50 freestyle — 1. Ila Hughes, 24.42; 3. Jori Lindquist, 25.18. 1-meter diving — 2. Sophie Hogen, 189.30 points; 12. Jessa Fortaliza, 154.05. 100 butterfly — 3. Ila Hughes, 1:00.23. 100 freestyle — 1. Ila Hughes, 53.54; 2. Jori Lindquist, 54.02; 4. Tahna Lindquist, 55.26. 500 freestyle — 1. Tahna Lindquist, 5:11.03; 2. Jori Lindquist, 5:22.24; 16. Brittany Horne, 5:46.85. 200 freestyle relay — 2. Kodiak, 1:43.65. 100 backstroke — 2. Jori Lindquist, 1:00.63; 4. Tahna Lindquist, 1:01.66. 100 breaststroke — 9. Sammye Jones, 1:12.85. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Kodiak, 3:48.26.

Boys

200 medley relay — 3. Kodiak, 1:44.59. 200 freestyle — 3. Michael Smith, 1:50.91; 15. Nicholas Lincoln, 1:55.13. 200 IM — 8. Nicholas Lincoln, 2:08.56; 13. Blake James, 2:09.63. 50 freestyle — 14. Michael Smith, 23.32. 100 butterfly — 10. Nicholas Lincoln, 56.91; 15. Dyton Schauff, 57.82; 16. Jonas Anderson, 57.89. 100 freestyle — 9. Michael Smith, 51.11. 500 freestyle — 3. Michael Smith, 4:58.66. 200 freestyle relay — 9. Kodiak, 1:36.14. 100 backstroke — 2. Dyton Schauff, 57.32. 100 breaststroke — 3. Blake James, 1:04.59. 400 freestyle relay — 4. Kodiak, 3:28.85.

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