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Truckee girls lead swim team

Jen Schmidt/Sun News ServiceBrittany Hunt competes in the 50-yard freestyle at Incline on March 21. Hunt placed fourth in the 50 free with a time of 30.75 at the most recent meet on Saturday.
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The Truckee High swim team, particularly its girls’ squad, flexed its muscle in a league meet against Wooster and Sparks on Saturday.

Truckee’s girls routed Wooster 155-92 and Sparks 171-56, while the boys ” a much smaller team in terms of numbers ” beat Sparks 71-42 and lost to Wooster 126-66.

“The girls amazingly dominate and the boys are hanging in there because they don’t have enough swimmers to cover all the events,” said Truckee head coach Vicky Dewey. “They did well, though. They’re improving every meet.”



Individually, Truckee highlights included two first-place finishes from senior team captain Arek O’Connell, who won the 100 fly with a time of 58:34 and the 100 free in 53:76 ” which was far from his best time, Dewey said.

Justin Ondry placed first in the 100 backstroke in 1:11.40.



On the girls’ side, Cara Silvas won the 200 free in 2:05.38, and Angela Raso won the 100 fly in 1:14.02.

Truckee’s girls 4×100 relay team of Michelle Hoehn, Raso, Sophie Aaron and Silvas also placed first with a time of 4:32.12.

Dewey said Sam O’Connell and Zeke Vandehei showed improvement from the previous meet.


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