By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Swimmers log personal bests at first swim meet of season


September 13, 2023

James Poulson / Sitka Sentinel

Wrangell's Alisha Armstrong dives in to start her laps in the finals of the girls 200-yard medley relay team race on Sept. 2 in Sitka. In addition to Armstrong, the team included Anika Herman, Kalee Herman and Madelyn Davies.

The high school swim team competed in its first meet of the season, the Sitka Invitational, on Sept. 1 and 2. Though the Wrangell Wolves placed sixth overall, many swimmers logged personal bests in this early season event after the community's long pool closure.

Senior Jack Roberts placed first in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54.13 and was among the top three finishers in all his events. He swam personal bests in two of his four events, with a 22.95 50-yard freestyle and a 1:04.91 100-yard breaststroke.

Three other swimmers achieved personal bests - Alisha Armstrong with a 1:36...

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