Truckee swimmers excel in zone meet |

Truckee swimmers excel in zone meet

The boys and girls high schoo swimming team traveled to Carson May 12-13 for the 2000 NIAA 4A Northern Zone Championship. They had trials on Friday and finals and relays on Saturday.

The following girls qualified and attended the meet: Tessie Boreen, Lauren Browning, Katie Casey, Lisa Kucera, Shannon Lankenau, Rebecca Logan, Jessica McGovern, and Robyn Moore. The boys who qualified were Wes Ajari, Joe Dahlen, Kyle Gamet, and Nikolai Travis.

“The whole team had an incredible two days of trials and finals. The majority of the times that were achieved were best times,” coach Amy Nicolopulos said.

Lauren Browning, Jessica McGovern, and Shannon Lankenau all made it to finals, which is the top 8 in both the Sierra and Zephr League, in at least one or both of their individual events. Lauren Browning was 6th overall in the 100 breastroke and second in the 100 freestyle in which she achieved a personal best time as well as qualified for the State Championships in Las Vegas.

The girls 400 Freestyle Relay(Shannon Lankenau, Lisa Kucera, Jessica McGovern, and Lauren Browning) finished 6th out of 15 teams and the girls 200 Freestyle Relay(Robyn Moore, Katie Casey, Becca Logan, and Tessie Boreen) shed seconds off of their entry time. At the meet the girls received a trophy for finishing first in the Sierra League.

For the boys Nikolai Travis made top 16 in both of his events, swimming personal bests in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 breastroke. The boys 200 Freestyle Relay(Nikolai Travis, Joe Dahlen, Kyle Gamet, and Wes Ajari) shattered their best time by over a second, breaking the school record that they had already broken earlier this season. Wes Ajari made top eight in both the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breastroke, and in finals finished 4th in the IM and 2nd in the breastroke qualifying him to go to the State Championship in Las Vegas on May 20th.

Freshman Lauren Browning and sophomore Wes Ajari will both be attending the State Championship in Las Vegas this weekend because they both finished in the top four in their events.

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