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May 14, 2013
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Swimmers snag 15 state spots

With state qualification on the line, the South Tahoe swim team delivered.

The Vikings qualified swimmers for state in 10 individual events and five relay events at the Division 1-A Northern Region Swimming Trials and Finals on Friday and Saturday.

The girls team finished second overall (304), behind Truckee’s first place (361). Fallon rounded out the girls’ podium in third (257).

The South Tahoe boys team took third (190), behind Truckee in first (371) and Sage Ridge in second (212).

Swimmers who placed in the top four at regionals qualified for state.

For the girls, Kirsten Tang qualified in the 50 free with a first-place finish and second in the 100 back. Lauren Tang qualified for both the 50 free and 100 breast with two second-place finishes. Both girls also qualified with the 400-free relay team and 400-medley team.

Cassandra Marin qualified with a third in the 100 fly, and Maggie Albrecht with a second in the 200 free and second in the 500 free. Marin and Albrecht complete the girls 400-free and 400-medley state relay teams.

Madeline Pennington snagged fourth place in the 100 free to qualify. Pennington, along with Ally Swain, Lissie Stewert and Kimber Craig make up the 200-free relay team, which also qualified for state competition.

For the boys, Brady McIntyre qualified in both the 50 free and 100 fly, taking second in both regional races.

The boys 200-free relay, Ben Eliot, Shane Smith, Aaron Mason and McIntyre qualified with a fourth-place finish. Their 400-medley relay team, Ryan Piazzo (backstoke), Eliot (breaststroke), McIntyre (butterfly) and Mason (freestyle), rounded out the qualifying relay teams.

UP NEXT: The Nevada state meet will be held this Saturday in Carson.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 14, 2013 08:20PM Published May 14, 2013 05:52PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.