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State swim

Northern Lights YMCA successful

March 21, 2013
The Daily News

BROWN DEER, Wis. - Carney Salo may have a bright future ahead. For now she's likely just enjoying the moment.

Salo won two state championships over the weekend as the Northern Lights YMCA swim team met for the three-day state meet.

More than 900 swimmers from 24 YMCA teams from Wisconsin and the U.P. gathered, all of which compiled state qualifying times in various events.

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Justin Marietti | Daily Press Photo
Northern Lights swim team sent 34 members to the YMCA state meet in Milwaukee. Pictured, front row, from left: Rex Kelly, Lukas Weaver, Eli Berthaume, Manny Oswald, Ana Rouleau and Carney Salo. Second row: Tony Flath, Charlie Wilson, Nathan Lord, Sydney Herioux, Kaitlyn Lord, Kirsten Williams and Jesse Flath. Third row: Michael Hagebusch, Nicholas LeClaire, Noah Weaver, Camron Kelly, Abbey Stephenson, Kylie E. Williams, Lydia Tebruell and Esther Oswald. Back row: Thomas Prica, Matthew LeClaire, Andrew Dykema, Matt Nykanen, Taylor McFarlane and Katie Stephenson. Not pictured are Ben Kelly, Samantha Scott, Sydney Scott, Ben Trevillian, Peyton Johnson, Caleb Plumley and Sarah Kuehl.

"It was awesome to see the swimmers save their best for last in this extremely competitive meet," Coach Tom Desy said.

Salo took first in the girls 8 and under 25-yard freestyle and 25-yard butterfly.

"Both races were very close and very exciting to watch," Desy said.

Salo also took third in the 25-yard backstroke and sixth in the 50-yard backstroke.

"She's been swimming great all season, and it was good to see her finish the season this way," Desy said of Salo.

Other local swimmers who placed were Nathan Lord, third in the boys 9-10 50 and 100-yard backstroke, and fourth in the 100-yard 50 and 100-yard freestyle, and Peyton Johnson, sixth in the girls 11-12 500-yard freestyle, sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke and seventh in the 200-freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.

"Peyton finished the season very strong after missing the beginning of the season because of a broken wrist," said Desy.

Caleb Plumley had a fifth place finish in the boys 11-12 50-yard backstroke and was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke while Andrew Dykema took sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke and eighth in the 500 freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke.

"Andrew dropped a lot of time in his first year in the 13-14 age group," said Desy. "All of his swims were also team records."

Sydney Herioux placed fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke and seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke, which also broke a team record.

Thomas Prica took six seconds of his 1650-yard freestyle to finish in eighth and took 20 seconds off his 1000-yard freestyle to place ninth. Each swim was a team record.

Other top-10 finishes included Michael Hagebusch placing eighth in the boys 9-10 100-yard breaststroke and 10th in the 200-yard freestyle, Noah Weaver finishing 10th in the boys 9-10 200-yard freestyle and Sydney Scott placing seventh in the girls 8 and under 50-yard breaststroke.

Also, the girls 8 and under relay team of Sydney Scott, Samantha Scott, Carney Salo and Ana Rouleau placed sixth out of 26 relay teams in the medley relay and 10th in the freestyle relay and the boys 9-10 freestyle relay team of Nathan Lord, Camron Kelly, Michael Hagebusch and Noah Weaver took ninth place.

The NLY team took 14th place overall at the meet.



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