DEREK CLARKSTON/Kodiak Daily Mirror

A Kodiak High School swimmer does laps.

 In a meet with 18 schools and over 400 swimmers, Kodiak rose to the top and showed it has state contenders in its stable. 

Kodiak’s boys won four events at the loaded Bartlett/Chugiak Invitational over the weekend in Anchorage. The girls recorded five top 6 finishes.  

Team scores were not kept, but Kodiak’s boys would have been near the top if they had been. The Bears’ four victories were the most by any school. Swimming power Dimond won three (all relays), Service two, Chugiak one and Wasilla one (diving). 

“The meet was a valuable opportunity to race and a great confidence builder for the team,” Kodiak coach Maggie Rocheleau said. 

Senior Ian Rocheleau was a double-winner for Kodiak. He captured the 200-yard individual medley (1 minute, 59.84 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (53.97). Senior Jackson Krug took the 100 freestyle (49.26) and was second in the 200 freestyle (1:50.09). Senior Nick Carver took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.95). 

Kodiak also placed high in a pair of relays, finishing second in the 400 freestyle and third in the 200 medley. 

“Most of the swims were season bests, which was exciting to see based on where we’re at in the season,” Maggie Rocheleau said. 

Freshman Amaya Rocheleau scored a fourth in the 100 backstroke (57.65) and a fifth in the 50 freestyle (25.84). Junior Alison Narog was fourth in the 100 freestyle (57.65) and sixth in the 50 freestyle (26.23). 

Narog and Amaya Rocheleau teamed with Emily Neo and Lia Jones for a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay (4:01.32). 

“Everyone had great races at a meet that gave them a glimpse of competition they’ll see at state,” the coach said. 

Maggie Rocheleau noted that first-year divers Noah Coulter and Angus Bruce competed in an 11-dive meet for the first time. 

Coulter was seventh with 275.15 points and Bruce was 12th with 145 points. 

“I expect that they’ll continue to move up in the rankings as they gain confidence, refine their dives and increase the degree of difficulty,” Maggie Rocheleau said. 

Kodiak hosts Eagle River Friday and Saturday in its final home meet of the season. The Bears’ seniors will be honored at Friday’s meet that starts at 5 p.m. at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool. Saturday’s meet begins at 10 a.m. 


Kodiak results


200-yard medley relay — 8. Amaya Rocheleau, Lia Jones, Emily Neo, Alison Narog, 2:00.82. 

200 freestyle — 18. Lia Jones, 2:25.82. 

200 individual medley — 18. Emily Neo, 2:39.53. 

50 freestyle — 5. Amaya Rocheleau, 25.84; 6. Alison Narog, 26.23.

100 butterfly — 13. Emily Neo, 1:10.88. 

100 freestyle — 4. Alison Narog, 57.65.

100 backstroke — 4. Amaya Rocheleau, 1:03.27. 

100 breaststroke — 14. Lia Jones, 1:21.59. 

400 freestyle relay — 3. Alison Narog, Emiy Neo, Lia Jones, Amaya Rocheleau, 4:01.32. 




200 medley relay — 3. Ian Rocheleau, Nick Carver, Max Jensen, Connor Burnside, 1:46.45.

200 freestyle — 2. Jackson Krug, 1:50.09. 

200 IM — 1. Ian Rocheleau, 1:59.84. 

50 freestyle — 12. Nick Carver, 24.29; 27. Connor Burnside, 26.53; 29. Matthew Carver, 26.75; 35. Max Jensen, 28.38. 

1-meter diving — 7. Noah Coulter, 275.15 points; 12. Angus Bruce, 145. 

100 freestyle — 1. Jackson Krug, 49.26; 23. Connor Burnside, 1:00.95. 

200 freestyle relay — 8. Max Jensen, Matthew Carver, Connor Burnside, Jackson Krug, 1:40.12. 

100 backstroke — 1. Ian Rocheleau, 53.97. 

100 breaststroke — 1. Nick Carver, 1:00.95; 25. Matthew Carver, 1:18.48. 

400 freestyle relay — 2. Jackson Krug, Max Jensen, Nick Carver, Ian Rocheleau, 3:25.73. 

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