Truckee swimming | Straw, Percin make All-Region first team
A number of Truckee swimmers were awarded with selections to the Northern swimming and diving All-Region teams.
Truckee seniors Brittany Percin and Alex Straw, who will swim on a scholarship at University of Hawaii next season, were both named to the first team — Percin in the 200-yard freestyle and Straw in the 100 breaststroke.
Truckee’s Brittney Straw, Niki Kates, Ingrid Suter, Jake Hamilton and Marcus Rodarte all were named to the second team. Brittney Straw earned the honor in the 200 individual medley (IM) and 100 breaststroke, Kates in the 200 IM and 100 backstroke, Suter in the 100 butterfly, Hamilton in the 100 freestyle and 100 breaststroke, and Rodarte in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
McQueen’s Patrick McCrillis and Sage Ridge’s Chris Miller were co-Swimmers of the Year for the boys, and Shelby Koontz of Douglas was the girl Swimmer of the Year. Hope Castro of Douglas was Coach of the Year.
Northern swimming all-region
Girl Swimmer of the Year: Shelby Koontz, Douglas
Boy Swimmers of the Year: Patrick McCrillis, McQueen; Chris Miller, Sage Ridge
Coach of the Year: Hope Castro, Douglas
Official of the Year: Regina Ford
Girls first team
200 freestyle: McKenna Meyer, Galena; Brittany Percin, Truckee
200 Individual medley: Madi Hurst, Manogue; Rachel Matsumura, Galena
50 freestyle: Shelby Koontz, Douglas; Haydn Burton, Damonte Ranch
Diving: Makenzie Caufield, Bishop Manogue; Ally Concepcion, Manogue
100 butterfly: Holly Burton, Damonte Ranch; Madison Grimes, Reed
100 freestyle: Shelby Koontz, Douglas; Emma Farr, Damonte Ranch
500 freestyle: McKenna Meyer, Galena; Donna DePolo, Bishop Manogue
100 backstroke: Rachel Matsumura, Galena; Madison Grimes, Reed
100 breaststroke: Madi Hurst, Bishop Manogue; Donna DePolo, Manogue
Girls second team
200 freestyle: Sierra Simpkins, Wooster; Elizabeth Everest, Carson
200 Individual medley: Brittney Straw, Truckee; Niki Kates, Truckee
50 freestyle: Kirsten Tang, South Tahoe; Ashlyn Edmondo, Reed
Diving: Casey McCord, McQueen; Amy Watanabe, Reed
100 butterfly: Ingrid Suter, Truckee; Kenzie Murphey, Galena
100 freestyle: Kenzie Murphey, Galena; Erica Chappell, Douglas
500 freestyle: Elizabeth Everest, Carson; Savannah Chappell, Douglas
100 backstroke: Niki Kates, Truckee; Kirsten Tang, South Tahoe
100 breaststroke: Brittney Straw, Truckee; Megan Henley, Galena
Boys first team
200 freestyle: Brayden Murphy, Galena; Kyle Curtis, Bishop Manogue
200 Individual medley: Chris Miller, Sage Ridge
50 freestyle: Patrick McCrillis, McQueen; Jeff Tung, Reno
Diving: Bail Aiello, Reed; Connor Mink, McQueen
100 butterfly: Christopher Meyer, Galena; Kevin Smithen, Douglas
100 freestyle: Patrick McCrillis, McQueen; Morgan Hughes, Reno
500 freestyle: Chris Miller, Sage Ridge; Christopher Meyer, Galena
100 backstroke: Jeff Tung, Reno; Brayden Murphy, Galena
100 breaststroke: Alex Straw, Truckee; Dagen Kipling, Carson
Boys second team
200 freestyle: Miles Cameron, Reno; Isaac Boone, Reno
200 Individual medley: Janosch Lancaster, Douglas; Dagen Kipling, Carson
50 freestyle: Morgan Hughes, Reno; Isaac Boone, Reno
Diving: Taylen Lopez-Simms, Douglas; Jordan White, Douglas
100 butterfly: Matt Biondi, Reno; Brady McIntyre, South Tahoe
100 freestyle: Jake Hamilton, Truckee; Marcus Rodarte, Truckee
500 freestyle: Kyle Johnson, Bishop Manogue; Miles Cameron, Reno
100 backstroke: Janosch Lancaster, Douglas; Marcus Rodarte, Truckee
100 breaststroke: Jake Hamilton, Truckee; Reed Parkhurst, Spanish Springs
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