Juneau Douglas senior Cian Hart completes a double back flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Juneau Douglas senior Cian Hart completes a double back flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Juneau divers shine at Kayhi Invite

The Juneau-Douglas High School boys took two out of the three relays and finished as the runner-up at Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meet on Friday at the Gateway Aquatic Center. Sitka won the meet with 127 points, while JDHS had 111 points, Ketchikan had 92 points and Thunder Mountain scored 89 points.

The JDHS girls also finished in second place behind Sitka. Grace Harang won the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley for the Wolves, while Tahila Gerger took home the 500-yard freestyle title for the Crimson Bears. It was a lifetime best for Gerger, who was able to barely beat Petersburg’s Alyssa Guthrie and Ketchikan’s Emma Campbell to the wall. Sitka ended up with 140 points, JDHS had 124 points, TMHS scored 95 points, and Ketchikan came in with 86 points.

It was a big meet for both the JDHS and TMHS divers. JDHS senior Cian Hart set a new school record in the 1-meter dive with 241 points. The tally was nearly double the score of his closest competition. The scores were much less lopsided for the girls. TMHS senior Amber Kahklen edged teammate Rosemary Kiessling for first place. Kahklen scored 150.75 points, Kiessling had 148.95 points and JDHS senior Karman Funderburk claimed third place with 140.30 points.

Ketchikan Invitational

Girls Top-3 Results

50 Yard Freestyle — 1, Kyleigh McArthur, Sitka, 26.25. 2, Renee M Roberts, Wrangell, 26.26. 3, Riley J Traxler, TMHS, 25.58.

100 Yard Freestyle — 1, Renee M Roberts, Wrangell, 57.00. 2, Kyleigh McArthur, Sitka, 57.51. 3, Allie Morgan, Petersburg, 57.94.

200 Yard Freestyle — 1, Allie Morgan, Petersburg, 2:07.79. 2, Cameron Howard, JDHS, 2:08.42. 3, Molly Blackmon, Sitka, 2:08.85.

500 Yard Freestyle — 1, Tahlia Gerger, JDHS, 5:52:15. 2, Alyssa B Guthrie, Petersburg, 5:53.05. 3, Emma C Campbell, Ketchikan, 5:54.51.

100 Yard Backstroke — 1, Jessica Davis, Sitka, 1:02.67. 2, Taelyn Norvell, JDHS, 1:08.36. 3, Emily R Heaton, TMHS, 1:08.83.

100 Yard Breaststroke — 1, Grace Harang, Sitka, 1:10.56. 2, Sophia Schwantes, Sitka, 1:12.98. 3, Laura Sherrill, Ketchikan, 1:15.88.

100 Yard Butterfly — 1, Laura Sherril, Ketchikan, 1:02.70. 2, Sophia Schwantes, Sitka, 1:04.45. 3, Jenny Chester, TMHS, 1:14.06.

200 Yard IM — 1, Grace Harang, Sitka, 2:15.68. 2, Jessica Davis, Sitka, 2:19. 10. 3, Taelyn Norvell, JDHS, 2:28.17.

1-Meter diving — 1, Amber Kahklen, TMHS, 150.75. 2, Rosemary Kiessling, TMHS, 148.95. 3, Karman Funderburk, JDHS, 140.30.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay — 1, Sitka, 1:44.51. 2, JDHS, 1:51.73. 3, Petersburg, 1:52.89.

400 Yard Freestyle Relay — 1, Sitka, 3:51.01. 2, Ketchikan, 4:21.12. 3, JDHS, 4:25.61.

200 Yard Medley Relay — 1, Petersburg, 2:05.04. 2, JDHS, 2:05.25. 3, TMHS, 2:05.60.

Boys Top-3 Results

50 Yard Freestyle — 1, Noah Loseby, TMHS, 25.30. 2, Wade Jack, Wrangell, 25.64. 3, Jimmy Baggen, Wrangell, 25.76.

100 Yard Freestyle —1, Tytan Frawley, Sitka, 51.87. 2, Rylan Wallace, Petersburg, 52.65. 3, Kyan Klinger, Ketchikan, 55.06.

200 Yard Freestyle — 1, McKinley Janik, Sitka, 1:52.54. 2, Peter Kowlaski, Petersburg, 1:53.70. 3, Tyler Weldon, JDHS, 1:57.84.

500 Yard Freestyle — 1, McKinley Janik, Sitka, 5:03.14. 2, Micah Grigg, TMHS, 5:03.84. 3, Peter Kowlaski, Petersburg, 5:06.45.

100 Yard Backstroke — 1, Caleb Peimann, JDHS, 58.37. 2, Tytan Frawley, Sitka, 1:02.91. 3, Wesley Urias, Sitka, 1:15.29.

100 Yard Breaststroke — 1, Tyler Weldon, JDHS, 1:03.61. 2, Jacob Gagner, Sitka, 1:07.83. 3, Karthik Sanguni, TMHS, 1:11:21.

100 Yard Butterfly — 1, Micah Grigg, TMHS, 58.61. 2, Adrell Mulgrew-Truitt, JDHS, 1:04.30. 3, Ethan Thomas, Ketchikan, 1:04.32.

200 Yard IM — 1, Jacob Gagner, Sitka, 2:10.44. 2, Caleb Peimann, JDHS, 2:11.94. 3, Kyan Klinger, Ketchikan, 2:22.52.

1-meter diving — 1, Cian Hart, JDHS, 241.55. 2, Branden Widdison, Sitka, 129.10. 3, Steven Ireland-Haight, JDHS, 117.60.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay — 1, JDHS, 1:36.42. 2, Sitka, 1:39.73. 3, Petersburg, 1:44.33.

400 Yard Freestyle Relay — 1, TMHS, 3:52.39. 2, Ketchikan, 4:01.97. 3, Sitka, 4:49. 37.

200 Yard Medley Relay — 1, JDHS, 1:48.86. 2, TMHS, 1:57.10. 3, Sitka, 1:57.21.


• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com. Follow local sports on Twitter at @akempiresports.


Thunder Mountain senior Rosemary Kiessling completes a front flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Thunder Mountain senior Rosemary Kiessling completes a front flip on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Juneau Douglas senior Cain Hart reacts to a judges scoring on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

Juneau Douglas senior Cain Hart reacts to a judges scoring on Friday during the Ketchikan Invitational at the Gateway Aquatic Center in Ketchikan. (Dustin Safranek | Ketchikan Daily News)

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