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HRVST picks up Oregon Top 5 awards

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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