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Powell swimmer qualifies for Zone competition

A Powell USA swimmer qualified for regional competition last week at the Wyoming Summer State Competition.
Jessica Curtis, one of eight Powell swimmers in the competition, swam the 100-meter backstroke in 1:15.84 to finish second in the senior girls A competition. and qualify for the USA Zone Competition in San Jose, Calif. later this month.

As a team, the Powell group finished fourth in their division.

The swimmers swam in two divisions during last week's competition, held in Fort Collins, Colo. In order to swim in the A division, swimmers were required to have posted a qualifying time during the past 12 months. In the B division, no qualifying time was required and events were open to all registered USA swimmers.

In A competition, Curtis swam four other events in A competition, finishing fourth in the 200-meter freestyle, tying for sixth in the individual medley and 11th in the 50-meter freestyle.

Also swimming in the senior girls A division was Kaiya Rodriguez, who swam in five events and recorded four top-12 places in five events. Rodriguez tied for sixth in the individual medley and took another sixth in the 200 breaststroke.

She finished ninth in both the 100 breaststroke and the 100 backstroke.

Roy Oursler, competing in the senior boys division, also earned a second place during A competion, finishing the 800 meters in 11:04.84. In addition, Oursler finished seventh in the 100 meters, eighth in the 50 meters and 12th in the backstroke.

Anya Tracy swam four events in the girls 15-16 competition and finished in the top 12 in the 100 butterfly with an eighth place.

In boys 13 and 14 competition, Ed Oursler grabbed seventh place in both the 100 meters and the individual medley and he finished in the top 12 in two other events, taking ninth in the 200 and 10th in the 50.

Nick Tracy took a fifth place in the backstroke in boys 13 and 14, and added a sixth in the 200 backstroke and a 12th in the 50.

Amanda Tracy swam in four events in the 11-12 girls division, finishing in the top 12 in all four, including a seventh place in the 100 backstroke.

Katie Brown also competed in the 11-12 girls A division and earned seventh place in the 50 breaststroke. In the 11-12 year-old B competition, Brown competed in eight events, winning the 100 breaststroke and finishing second or third in the others.

Amanda Tracy swam in five events in the B division finishing first or second in all of them.

Nic Tracy won the 100 and finished third in the butterfly among the 13-14 year-old boys and Ed Oursler won two firsts, a third and a fourth in the four events in which he competed.

Anya Tracy earned third in the individual medley and fourth in the 100 breaststroke among girls 15 and 16.

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