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Torpedoes rack up awards

Over the past couple of months, the Tahoe-Truckee Torpedoes swim team has earned a wealth of awards and trophies.

Along with earning the first place sportsmanship award in the Nevada-Cal League Championship Meet, the TTST also placed second in overall points and received a number of individual awards.

Torpedo swimmers won eight trophies.

Daniel Gelso, Lauren Browning and Kara Lapoint each were awarded first place in their age brackets, accumulating 217, 214 and 212 points, respectively.

Wesley Ajari, Kyle Baumann, and Brett Cornell placed second with 212, 205.5 and 205 points.

Shannon Lankenau and Matthew Gelso both ranked third, earning 209 and 197 points.

The Torpedo swimmers also managed to break 11 league championship meet records.

Lauren Browning toppled three meet records by swimming the 50-meter freestyle in 25.91 seconds, the 100-meter freestyle in 56.44 seconds and the 50-meter breast stroke in 23.05 seconds.

Kyle Baumann swam the 25-meter breast stroke in 19.65 seconds and the 25-meter butterfly in 16.71 seconds, claiming two records of his own.

Ajari conquered the 50-meter breast stroke record with a time of 30.81 seconds while Lindsay Collin and Kaci Lapoint each claimed records in the backstroke, with times of 32.07 and 31.10, respectively.

Kara Lapoint captured records in the 100-meter breast and back stroke, finishing at 1:16.45 and 1:09.09. Ajari and Browning, over the course of the regular season, each broke five team records.

Joaquin Goodpaster managed a few team records of her own while capturing a first-place prize, along with Matthew Gelso, in Truckee’s own pentathlon meet.

Erika Cornell, Margaret Kecky, Jenny, and Betsy and Benji Van Blarigan also managed several notable achievements during the regular season.


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