West Linn girls swimmers ready to challenge again
The West Linn girls swim team is ready to battle.
The Lions know that the 2019-20 Three Rivers League race will be a challenge, but they believe they'll be ready.
"Overall ... it should be a very competitive district with both Lake Oswego schools and Oregon City," said West Linn coach Katie Wilson. "(But) the girls should be in the top three, competing for the overall top spot."
West Linn, which finished third at district and sixth at the Class 6A state meet a year ago, must replace graduated star Kate Laderoute, but believe that junior Gabby Calvi and senior Maggie Metcalf are ready to step up and lead the team.
Calvi took second in the TRL 200-yard freestyle, third in the 100 back and swam on a winning West Linn relay, then finished eighth in the 200 and ninth in the 200 back at state. Metcalf, meanwhile, finished fifth in the district butterfly and swam on two top West Linn relay teams.
"Calvi leads with her positive attitude. She is always smiling and cheering on her teammates," Wilson said, adding that Metcalf (who also swims the 50 and 100 freestyle, and backstroke) "works hard and will help out the team however she can."
Beyond those two, the Lions have another handful of talented returners who will regularly score points this season. That group includes: sophomore Anna Boyer in the 50 and 100 freestyle; freshman Helena Jones in the 50 and 100 freestyle; freshman Katie Rumsey in the freestyle and butterfly; freshman Sophia Pulaski in the freestyle, butterfly and 200 IM; freshman Krista Golgotiu in the freestyle and breaststroke; and sophomore Alison Keller in the freestyle, butterfly and 200 IM.
"The new additions to the team have made it very strong, especially in the freestyle events," Wilson said.
To see the Lakeridge girls team preview, click here.
To see the Lake Oswego girls team preview, click here.
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