North Marion and Kennedy swimmers shine at Kroc Center
The North Marion and Kennedy swim teams participated in the Salem Academy Christmas Quad on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Kroc Center, and there were a handful of standout performances for all four teams.
The Huskies boys and girls teams placed second out of four participating teams. The women's team scored 79 points, coming up short against first place Salem Academy's 87 points.
In the 200-yard freestyle Mitchell Doubrava took first place with a time of 2:28.06, and he also took first place in the 100-yard breaststroke, clocking in at 1:17.51; Cedric Hughes took first place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.27 seconds; and Jude Toth was the only varsity racer to take part in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:29.45.
On the girls side of the team the Huskies pulled in a few first place finishes as well. In the 100-yard freestyle, Saylor Swanson took first with a time of 1:10.97; the girls 200-yard freestyle relay team of Sofia Vachter, Saylor Swanson, Alexia Hall and Isabel Doubrava claimed gold with a time of 2:12.79; and Alexia Hall finished first with a time of 1:34.88 in the 100-yard backstroke.
North Marion's next meet is a dual against Philomath scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Philomath.
Kennedy's boys and girls teams wound up finishing fourth and third, respectively, with scores of 15 and 44.
Cameron Miller was the sole varsity racer to compete in the 100-yard butterfly, and as such took first with a time of 57.78 seconds; Miller also took the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke, this time against competition, with a time of 59.53 seconds.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Nora Brenden took first place with a time of 2:31.79; Brenden also took the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle as the only racer with a time of 6:45.92.
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