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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Lions, Pioneers swim for gold

  • Both Leavenworth and Lansing had members of its girls' swim teams compete for the ultimate prize this weekend.
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  • Both Leavenworth and Lansing had members of its girls' swim teams compete for the ultimate prize this weekend.
    Participating in the Class 5A state swimming championships in Topeka this past weekend, each squad came up short of the medals they were seeking, yet the experience was still positive for both.
    “2013 was a great season for Leavenworth girls' swimming,” LV coach Josh Padilla said. “They worked hard and we ended our season at state; the way it always should be."
    Laura Payne, Abby Defore, Mary Claire Peterson and Nicole Tennant swam in the 200 freestyle relay, where the foursome came in 29th overall.
    “The program is moving in the right direction and we have girls excited about joining,” Padilla said. “We had a very talented freshman class and our upperclassmen provided exceptional leadership.”
    Lansing also had its own group in the 200 free relay, as Rachael Woody, Nadia Sabalu, Cynnamon Dill and MeKayla DePaolis placed 33rd.
    The Lady Lions' other two relays were in action as well. Dill, Woody, DePaolis and Keli Myracle recorded a 25th place finish in the 400 free while DePaolis, Carmen Mabee, Rachel Jessup and Danielle Dunn secured 28th in the 200 medley.
    “I was impressed by them all,” Lansing coach Mona Hauver said. “MeKayla DePaolis showed how versatile she can be and Ally Hecht continued to cut time up until the last meet.”
    Ally Hecht finished 40th in the 500 free.
    “They all did a great job,” Hauver said. “They held their own, weren't overwhelmed by the atmosphere and maximized their experience. It was definitely something they can build on heading into next year.”

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