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Truckee swimmers qualify for regional trials

Eleven Truckee High swimmers qualified at the Sierra League Championship this past Saturday to compete in the Northern 4A Regional Swimming Trials.

Truckee’s girls finished second out of six Sierra League teams, which include Incline, Sparks, Wooster, Hug and Damonte Ranch.

Damonte Ranch’s girls took the top spot with 485 points. The Wolverines had 346 points and were followed by Incline (251), Wooster (241), Hug (235) and Sparks (202).



On the boys’ side, the Wolverines placed fourth with 212 points. Wooster’s boys were first with 391 points, followed by Hug (316), Incline (224), Sparks (135) and Damonte Ranch (60).

Individually, Truckee swimmers qualified in the following events: Michelle Hoehn, 50 free, 100 free; Sophie Aaron, 50 free, 100 free; Sara Westmorland, 200 IM, 100 fly; Cara Silvas, 100 back, 500 free; Kelsey Dion, 200 free; Rebecca Alcaraz, 100 free; Angela Raso, 100 fly, 500 free; Justin Ondry, 100 fly, 100 back; Teague Mason, 50 free, 100 free; Arek O’Connell, 50 free, 100 free; and Zeke Vandehei, 100 fly.



O’Connell posted a personal-best time of 22:02 to win the 50 free and earn the No. 1 seed from the North. Fritz Roepke of Reno High was second with a time of 22:11, and Chris Dewey of Incline was third in 22:54.

Roepke placed first at state last year, swimming a 22:10, while O’Connell finished second in 22:25.

The Northern 4A Regional Trials will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. and the Finals on Saturday at the same time. Both will be held at the Carson Aquatic Center. The top eight swimmers from each trials event move on to the finals, while the ninth- through 16th-place swimmers advance to the consolation finals. The top three swimmers in each finals event qualify to compete in the State Swimming Championship, which will be held at UNLV in Las Vegas on May 17.


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