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SWIMMING: Patriots Looking for Gold

W.Va. State tourney concludes today

February 15, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

MORGANTOWN - Champions will be crowned in Morgantown today as the finals of the W.Va. State Swimming Tournament concludes.

Those hoping to get that elusive gold medal include the Wheeling Park 200 Medley Relay of Emilee Heilman, Katlyn Curnes, Cece Jebbia and Maddie Friday.

The group finished the preliminaries as the second-best team in the event and will also have a chance to take the podium in the 400 Freestyle Relay as the team enters the event ranked fourth overall.

Jebbia and Curnes will also look to collect individual golds.

Jebbia will compete as the second seed in the 200 Free as well as the fourth seed in the 100 Free.

Curnes, on the other hand, is the third seed in the 200 IM and the second seed in the 100 Breaststroke.

John Marshall's Jade Worrels will also try to bring home the hardware as she is the fifth seed in the 50 Free.

Swimming in the consolation rounds will be Park's Noah Salvatore (200 Free, 500 Free), Heilman (100 Free), and the 200 Free Relay team of Jeri Carenbauer, Hannah Butts, Cristin Dolan and Friday.

Brooke's 200 Freestyle Relay of Jordan Harlan (50 Free, 100 Free), Jessie Wayne (500 Free, 400 Free Relay), Hannah Cebula (200 Free, 400 Free Relay), Sarah Riggs (100 Fly, 400 Free Relay) and Morgan Zopp (400 Free Relay).

The Monarch's 200 Medley and 400 Free Relays of Rosemary Targosky, Jenna Ingram, Nicole Nuce and Worrels.

Weir's Alyson Martin (200 IM) will also compete in the consolation round.

In order to qualify for the finals, swimmers had to finish in the top six in their respective event. The seventh through 12 best qualifying times will also compete for the remai

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