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Truckee swimmers strong in home meet

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Ryan Salm/Sierra SunTruckee High junior Teague Mason races to a first-place finish in the 100 fly on Friday. Mason, who already has qualified to compete in zones on May 11-12, shattered his previous-best time in the event by six seconds.
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The Truckee High swim team defeated Hug in its only home meet of the season Friday at the Truckee Pool.

Truckee head coach Vicky Dewey was impressed with her team’s performance, as several Wolverines swam personal-best times.

“The team showed confidence and determination,” she said … “Overall, the kids are getting better and better every meet. I’m going to have a nice size group going to zones.”

Junior Teague Mason, one of two boys on the Truckee team, won the 100 fly with a time of 107.73, crushing his old time by six seconds, Dewey said. Mason also bettered his previous-best time of 25.11 in the 50 free by finishing in 24.41.

“I think Teague has gained confidence and excitement about swimming,” Dewey said. “He’s really been swimming well.”

Freshman Sophie Aaron also swam well Friday, winning the 50 free and 100 free with personal best times of 27.85 and 104.18.

Other personal best times were put in by Stephanie Johnson, who won the 100 back in 1:27.25, as well as Angela Raso and Nissa Krider, who placed first and second in the 200 free in 2:24.00 and 2:25.25. Both qualified for zones with their performances.-

Truckee junior Arek O’Connell, whom Dewey said is ranked No. 1 in the 50 free in Northern Nevada, won both the 50 and 100 free while Julieta Rodriguez took first place in the 100 breast and Rebecca Alcaraz the top spot in the 200 individual medley.

Seven Truckee swimmers thus far have qualified to compete in the Northern Nevada zone meet in Carson City on May 11-12, with some qualifying in several events, Dewey said. They include O’Connell and Mason, Rodriguez, Raso, Aaron, Nissa Krider and Emily Stewart.

The Wolverines square off against Wooster at the Northwest Pool on Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m.