Local swimmers advance in meets

Heidi Alf who attends Woodstock Middle School, qualified in all her events, her best event; the 50 and 100 Backstroke; Emma Blodorn, who attends Killington Elementary School, is a first year competitive swimmer qualified in over 5 events. Ethan Courcelle, who attends Christ the King, qualified in eight individual events and his strongest event is the 50 and 100 Backstroke. Paige Fieldhouse, who attends Killington Elementary School, had a strong swim in the 50 Backstroke. Paige Harned, who attends Barstow Elementary, had a very strong season qualifying in seven individual events. Pema Kerins, who is an 8 and under, qualified her second year in a row. Logan Knox, who attends Stockbridge Elementary school, qualified also a second year in a row and specializes in breastroke. Sophia Nisimblat, who attends Killington Elementary school, qualified in all events and has moved onto the next qualifying meet, Age Groups.
Sophia is only the second KAC swimmer to make an age group cut. Justine Peters, who attends Rutland Middle School, improved in her 100 butterfly to receive another Qualifying cut. Mattie Peters, who attends Rutland Intermediate School qualified in all her events and went personal best in all her event this weekend, receiving second place out of 70 swimmers in the 50 Backstroke. Phoebe Sargeant and Nova Wang, both of Rutland High School, qualified this weekend, but were unable to compete.  Earl Saunders, who attends Rutland Town, qualified for his second year, and Pippa Scott, who attends Killington Elementary School, was unable to attend due to a snowboarding race.  Bailey Peters, senior at Rutland High School, has qualified for all Regionals, Silvers, and will compete at Age groups March 2-5.
All these athletes put in the hard work throughout the season and will be winding down this year.  Congratulations to all the athletes and good luck to Sophia, Bailey, Justine, Mattie, and Heidi on their last qualifying meets.


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The Killington Aquatic Club swimmers who qualified for Regionals swam this past weekend at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in West Lebanon.

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