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Swimmers will compete in Carson City

Lara Mullin

Wolverine swimmers will ride the wave of personal and team glory into Carson City this Friday and Saturday to compete in the State championships.

The dominating brother/sister duo of Leslie and Wes Ajari and sophomore Lauren Browning will race against Nevada’s best in their individual events after finishing among the top five in zone finals last weekend. The girls’ 200 relay team and the boys’ 400 relay will also be looking to sink their competition at States after impressive performances on Saturday.

Truckee swimmers fared well in zone trials and an overwhelming majority of the team finished in the top 16 in their individual events. In addition to the Ajaris and Browning, Lindsay Collin, Joe Dahlen, Tom Kelly, Lisa Kucera, Shannon Lankenau, Kara LaPoint, Nikolai Travis and Aaron Browning all moved onto the finals after strong swims in Friday’s trials.

The girls’ relay team of Ajari, Browning, Collin and LaPoint received an award for first place in League after an undefeated season. They also finaled for state in the 200 Medley and the 200 Free, breaking the existing school record in the Freestyle relay by two seconds with a final time of 1:45.23.

Shattering the TTHS record by 10 seconds with a final time of 3:39.15, the boys’ 400 freestyle team of Ajari, Dahlen, Kelly and Travis also made States. Freshman Leslie Ajari finished fourth in the 200 IM with a final time of 2:10.37, and came in just shy of first place in the 100 breastroke with a PR time of 1:06.53. She will compete in both of these events this weekend.

Lauren Browning swam two personal best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle with second and third place respective finishes that qualified her in both events at the championships. Wesley Ajari also finaled in the 200 IM, finishing third with a PR time of 2:03.5.

Coach Amy Anderson and her squad of Truckee delegates are looking strong heading into State competition after an undefeated season for the ladies and a win for the boys’ team in the last regular League meet two weeks ago.


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