By Gabe Bowlen
This year Ketchikan is hosting the Region V Swim and Dive Tournament. The meet starts off at 5pm tonight, and the finals start at 2pm tomorrow. Coach Patrick Burda has many goals for this meet, but one concerns him the most.
“A nice goal is for everyone to improve, or get better time wise,” said Coach Burda. “It’s probable we’ll have a couple swimmers/divers go to the state tournament.”
Senior diver Kegan Rhein thinks getting out of the region and heading to state will be an easy thing to do.
“I’m looking forward to the fact that I have a few new dives,”Rhein said. “I’m possibly going to break 400 for my regions score,”
Rhein does not have much competition this regional meet, with a rookie diver from Petersburg, all he needs to do is get an adequate score to qualify for state. Though the competition is greater at the state tournament, it is possible he could place.
As for swimmers, Maurey Meiresonne, Laura Sherrill, and Logan Hammersland are expected to perform well and make it to state. The team will have at least two boys relay teams, and at least two girls relay teams.
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