Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Hood River Valley Swim Team was represented by eight of its best on Sunday at the annual Oregon Swimming Top 5 Awards Ceremony at Canby High School. The ceremony recognizes swimmers who posted top five times for individual events during the 2012-13 swimming season. Those recognized were Sarah Arpag, Shea Kasenga, Chad Klaas, Emilio Castaneda, Dhani Freeland, Mariah Rawding, Connor Webb and Scott Bergstrom.
Last weekend, HRVST swimmers were in Portland for the Portland Aquatic Club’s Fall Invitational Swim Meet. Highlighting the team’s performances were first-place finishes by Sarah Arpag, Mariah Rawding and Thea Smith, while many others made the list below of top-10 finishes.
Next up for HRVST senior swimmers is the Husky Invitational early next month in Federal Way and an all-team meet Dec. 14 in Sandy.
Fall Invitational top 10 finishes:
Sarah Arpag (9): 50 free, 2nd; 50 fly, 5th; 200 free, 1st; 50 back, 1st; 100 IM, 2nd
Casey Beaman (8): 100 free, 4th; 25 fly, 7th; 50 back, 7th
Celilo Brun (11): 200 free, 6th; 100 back, 10th
Allison Burke (13): 1,000 free, 9th; 500 free, 6th; 200 breast, 8th
Amy Elliott (8): 50 free, 10th; 20 fly, 10th; 25 breast, 8th; 100 IM, 7th
Jesse Elliott (9): 100 free, 4th; 50 fly, 9th; 50 back, 9th; 100 IM, 6th
Dhani Freeland (15): 200 IM, 6th; 100 back, 7th; 200 free, 3rd; 100 fly, 3rd; 50 free, 6th
Michelle Graves (7): 25 fly, 4th; 25 back, 9th; 25 breast, 5th; 100 IM, 3rd
Abigail McCormack (10): 200 free, 4th; 200 IM, 5th
Erin Nelson (17): 1,000 free, 5th; 200 back, 2nd
Mariah Rawding (17): 100 back, 4th; 500 free, 1st
Andrea Smith (12): 200 free, 8th
Nadia Smith (14): 400 IM, 3rd; 500 free, 8th; 200 breast, 7th
Thea Smith (8): 25 free, 1st; 50 free, 3rd; 200 free, 1st; 50 back, 3rd; 100 IM, 2nd
Kylie Webb (16): 200 IM, 5th; 100 breast, 2nd; 100 back, 9th; 200 free, 6th; 200 breast, 2nd; 50 free, 10th
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‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge