Jonathan Cowin and his Colony Knights teammates saw their 2020 prep swimming and diving season cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but had a final chance to make a splash and Cowin scored a pair of golds.

Cowin finished first in both the boys’ 100-yard butterfly and 100 breaststroke during the Alaska State High School Invite Nov. 21 at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

The meet was not affiliated with either the Alaska Schools Activities Association or the Mat-Su Borough School District. ASAA canceled all remaining fall state championship events in early October due to the pandemic, and all Mat-Su Borough School District prep sports competitions have been suspended since Oct. 13. The meet at Bartlett was organized and hosted by the Central Area Swimming club program. Members of the Colony and Palmer swim programs participated in the meet at Bartlett organized for high school level club swimmers.

Cowin helped Colony finish fourth out of 12 squads in the boys’ team standings with 60 total points. Konnor Kolberg and Karson Kolberg posted a pair of top-seven finishes each. Konner Kolberg was third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 freestyle. Karson Kolberg was sixth in the 200 freestyle and seventh in the 100 breaststroke. Colony was also third in the 400 freestyle relay.

Jasmine Anderson led the Colony girls with a pair of top-six finishes. Anderson was second in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 freestyle. Jasmine Biederman was third in the 100 breaststroke. Joscelyn Barrette placed seventh in the 100 freestyle.

Colony finished eighth out of 18 programs in the girls team standings.

Jaxson Lee (200 freestyle) and Stewart Sawyer (100 butterfly) both placed seventh for the Palmer boys. Palmer was also fourth in both the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Palmer’s Ally Ferguson finished in the top six in a pair of events. Ferguson was fifth in the 100 freestyle and sixth in the 200 freestyle.

Palmer was seventh in the girls team standings and eighth in the boys team standings.

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