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Lynx sink the competition for their 10th straight sweep of team titles at CIC swim championships

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 3, 2019
  • Published November 2, 2019

Call it a perfect 10 for the Dimond Lynx.

Dimond pulled off its 10th straight sweep of the team titles Saturday at the Cook Inlet Conference swimming and diving championships at the Bartlett High pool. The Lynx turned in a dominating effort that produced seven individual champions and victories in five of the six relay races.

The Dimond boys ran their streak of conference titles to 13 by racking up 532 points to outscore second-place Service (349) and third-place Eagle River (273). The Lynx swept the relays, got a pair of wins from Kenneth Octuk (500 free, 200 free) and enjoyed a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 free, with the win going to Jesse Tatakis.

The Dimond girls were propelled by double-winner Dreamer Kowatch (100 free, 200 IM), a 1-2-3 showing led by Maria Cvancara in the 100 breaststroke, a diving victory from Jenna Walch and victories in two of the three relays.

The Lynx scored 552 points to swamp the rest of the field. South won a four-way battle for second place with 269, edging Chugiak (261), Eagle River (255) and West (252).

The Service boys boasted two double-winners — Brian Jarupakorn (50 free, 100 butterfly) and Nicholas Price (100 back, 200 IM) -- and got a victory in the boys 100 breaststroke from Tavner Wisdom.

The Eagle River girls got two individual wins from McKenzie Fazio, one from Ellie Mercer (girls 100 back) and denied Dimond a sweep of the relays by winning the 200 medley relay.

South got individual wins from Summer Cheng in the 100 butterfly and Aubrey Cheng in the 50 free, and Chugiak’s Gabe Dobson took the boys diving title.

Top swimmers will advance to the state championships Friday and Saturday at the Bartlett pool.

This story has been corrected to reflect Service swimmer Tavner Wisdom’s win in the 100 breaststroke.