Roberts takes third in state swim championship


November 8, 2023

Jamie Roberts

Senior Jack Roberts (center) took first place in the 100-yard freestyle at Southeast regionals in Sitka Oct. 27-28, becoming the only Wrangell swimmer to make it to state this season. Parker Hagan of Ketchikan (right) took second and Corin Colliver (left) of Sitka took third. Roberts placed third in freestyle at the state meet Nov. 3-4, earning the Wrangell swim team's first ever state medal.

Senior Jack Roberts outswam athletes from much larger schools around Alaska at the state championship swim meet Nov. 3 and 4 in Juneau, placing third in the 100-yard freestyle at 47.95 seconds and seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:00.83.

He earned the Wrangell swim team's first state medal since the program began six years ago.

Roberts' freestyle time was a fraction of a second behind the first-place finisher, Ben Price of Anchorage's Service High School, who completed the race in 47.12. Roberts' breaststroke time was also competitive - about six seconds behind PJ Foy of Juneau's T...

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