Swimmers face 4A heat at state meet | SierraSun.com

Swimmers face 4A heat at state meet

Four Tahoe-Truckee High School swimmers will be pitted against the toughest schools in the state when on Saturday, May 23, the state swimming meet begins at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Representing TTHS will be the 400-meter freestyle relay team of Sandy Theil, Megan Harter, Jessica McGovern and Tess Lannoy.

The same four swimmers made up the 400 freestyle relay team which, in 1997, was fourth place in state.

Truckee Torpedoes swim coach Nancy Rose, who assists TTHS head coach Lavonna Butz, said the Nevada championship is extremely difficult due to the fact 3A schools compete equally with 4A schools.

“There are very few swimmers that make state that don’t practice five hours a day,” said Rose.

Rose said many of the northern Nevada 4A swimmers compete on a national level.

The Truckee swimmers will compete against athletes from 10 other Nevada schools at the meet, which gets under way tomorrow at UNR (10 a.m. diving, 2 p.m. swimming).

Asked about the 400 freestyle relay team’s chance against such fierce competition, Rose was cautious.

“They came out fourth against 4A schools in state last year. I would say they have a chance at the top four in the state.”

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