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Ajari leads the way at state

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Freshman Wes Ajari swam two personal bests – one a school record in the 200-yard individual medley – while swimming his first NIAA/U.S. Bank state swimming and diving championships held in Las Vegas last weekend.

Ajari swam a Tahoe-Truckee High School record 2:08.18 in the 200 IM, eclipsing the 2:09.00 mark he set earlier in the season. He took sixth place at the state championship in the event.

He also swam the 100-yard breaststroke in a best time of 1:04.41 to finish seventh in this event.

Coach Harmony Murray said, “His performance was exceptional, particularly since he is only a freshman. Next year, the boys’ team could be even stronger, particularly if more boys sign up for the team and can handle the workouts.”

The 1999 state championship culminates a highly successful Wolverine season which saw the girls’ team go undefeated for the first time in school history en route to the division championship.

Not only were the girls good in the water, but Murray picked up another award, the 1999 NIAA State Girls Academic Champion plaque. This award is given to the team with the highest cumulative grade point average.

GPA

The TTHS girls’ team carried a cumulative GPA of 3.76, outdistancing the Reed Raiders (3.59) and Carson Senators (3.53).


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