Swimmer’s finish strong at state finals | SierraSun.com

Swimmer’s finish strong at state finals

Members of the THS swim team gave it their all in last weekends State Trials and Finals meet at UNR.

The relay team of Kara LaPoint, Leslie Ajari, Lindsey Collin and Lauren Browning placed fourth in the 200-yard medley and freestyle relays.

In the individual events the Wolverines turned in great performances.

Senior Lauren Browning proved why she is swimmer of the year by winning state in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 24.43.

Lauren also took second in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 53.11. Both times were personal bests for Browning.

“Lauren absolutely earned first in the 50. She worked so hard this year. I’m going to be so sad to see her go, but I’m so happy she’ll be continuing her career at UNLV,” said head coach Amy Anderson.

Junior John Pittenger turned in a personal best time during the trials meet in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 4:45.68. He finished fourth in the 500 at the finals meet.

Pittenger also had a personal best time in his fourth place finish in the 200 yard freestyle with a final time of 1:45.85.

Junior Leslie Ajari placed seventh in the 100 yard butterfly and fourth in the 100 yard breaststroke.

“We had a great overall meet; we turned in some great personal best times,” said Anderson.

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