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Elmhurst Swim Team crowns three at regional

Published: Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 8:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 2:50 p.m. CDT
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Dan Bajda swims the freestyle leg of the 100-yard individual medley at the Illinois Summer Regional meet. Bajda finished sixth in the event for one of the four medals he won at the event.
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Hannah Nolte swims in the 100-yard butterfly at the Illinois Summer Regional meet held at UIC. She placed third in the race.
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Flanagan Waldherr of the Elmhurst Swim Team swims in the 500-yard freestyle at the Illinois Summer Regional meet. He finished first in the race in his division.

ELMHURST – The Elmhurst Swim Team recently wrapped up the summer season at the Illinois Summer Regional meet.

EST sent 25 athletes to the meet, which took place at the UIC natatorium and featured swimmers from 24 states.

In all, 12 EST swimmers made 24 trips to the awards podium with top-8 finishes, including three champions.

Connor Groya (10 years old) won the 50-yard breaststroke and ascended the award stand again in the 50 butterfly (third) and 100 individual medley (fourth).

Flanagan Waldherr (14 years old) was the winner in the 500 freestyle.

Jeremy Harrington (nine years old) won the 50 butterfly and placed eighth in both the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke.

Sam Marlott (17 years old) placed second in the 100 butterfly, Connor McCarthy (11 years old) swam to second in the 200 butterfly, and Hannah Nolte (18 years old) was second in the 100 breaststroke. Nolte made it to the award stand in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, finishing third in each race.

Daniel Bajda (12 years old) was third in the 200 breaststroke, fourth in the 50 breaststroke, fifth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 100 individual medley.

Paula Nolte (16 years old) took fourth in the 400 individual medley, and Amanda Polach (12 years old) was fourth in the 50 butterfly and eight in the 400 individual medley.

Molly Hill (11 years old) was fifth in the 50 freestyle.

Ben Howlett (17 years old) took sixth in the 200 butterfly, and Ben Harrington (11 years old) placed sixth in the 50 backstroke, seventh in the 100 individual medley and eighth in the 200 backstroke.

Other Elmhurst Swim Team members who competed at the regional were: Winona Asher, Nicole DeMare, Anthony Flores, Xander Hall, Kanah Hori,  Melissa Johnston,  Alex Marlott,  Meaghan McIntyre, Garrett Mulcahy, Claire Pfaff, Brendan Sanders, Amalia Siavelis and Katerina Siavelis.

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