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Reed’s Scalise wins pair of regional swimming titles
by Tribune Staff
May 15, 2011 | 836 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Only a handful of local swimmers will be taking their swimming skills to the state meet this week, but Reed’s Kyle Scalise made sure he was one of those swimmers.

At the Northern Region Swimming & Diving Championships held Saturday at the Carson Aquatic Facility in Carson City, Scalise showed he was one of the most talented all-around swimmers by winning the boys 200-yard IM by over a second with a time of 1:58.74.

Scalise then came back later in the meet and became a double regional champion by winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a region meet record time of 58.60 seconds, earning another 20 points for the Blue and Gold.

Scalise scored half of Reed’s 80 points, which put it in 10th place out of 18 teams in the boys standings. The Lady Raiders took ninth with 85 points, but didn’t qualify anyone for state. Only the top three finishers advance to the final meet.

Spanish Springs performed well as a team, securing fifth and sixth place in the boys (191 points) and girls (165 points) competitions respectively.

However, the Cougar boys nearly didn’t qualify anyone for state. Alex Paul took third in the 100-yard butterfly by touching the final wall in 55.63 seconds.

On the other hand, the girls will send one swimmer and one diver to state in a total of three events.

On Thursday, at the Carson Valley Swim Center in Minden, Lexee Franco topped a competition with only two other divers, becoming a regional 1-meter diving champion by scoring 310.30 points.

At the swimming championships, teammate Phebe McCorkle’s time of 2:01.37 was good enough to take third in the 200-yard freestyle. She moved up one spot on the podium when she placed second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.81 seconds.

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