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Junior Abbi Karsseboom is a three-time winner for the Timberwolf girls at the TRL dual meet

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Tualatin sophomore Sarah Sheppard took second place in the 200-yard freestyle event during the Timberwolves' Three Rivers League dual meet with West Linn.The Tualatin High School girls swim team battled hard, but came up just short, during last Thursday's Three Rivers League dual meet with West Linn.

The Timberwolves were edged 96-74 by the Lions in the meet held at the Tualatin Swim Center. With the setback, the Tualatin girls moved to 1-4-1 in league meets.

Junior Abbi Karsseboom turned in some strong performances for the Wolves at the meet. Karsseboom won the 500-yard freestyle race in a time of 5 minutes, 11.09 seconds, giving her the win by .11 seconds over West Linn standout Katelyn Laderoute. Karsseboom also triumphed in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:12.31.

Karsseboom also teamed with junior Britney Muralt, sophomore Izzy Ehmig and junior Taylor Cockrell to win the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:47.13.

The Tualatin boys fell 115-54 to West Linn at last week's meet. The loss gives the Wolves a league record of 3-2.

Senior Connor Florey had the only first-place finish for the Tualatin boys. Florey triumphed in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:00.65. Florey also took second place in the 100 breaststroke with a mark of 1:00.60.

The Tualatin teams will be back in action on Thursday, when they face rival Tigard in a Three Rivers League dual meet finale set to start at 4 p.m. at the Tigard Swim Center.

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