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Norden leads MAC swimmers in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN -- Dani Norden's strong individual effort led the Mitchell Aquatic Club's swimmers at the Aberdeen Winter High Point meet on Saturday and Sunday.

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ABERDEEN - Dani Norden's strong individual effort led the Mitchell Aquatic Club's swimmers at the Aberdeen Winter High Point meet on Saturday and Sunday.

Norden placed first in individual points scored in the girls' age 17-18 events and took first in the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle.

The MAC had 25 swimmers attend the two-day meet in Aberdeen. The 8-and-under group of Ashlyn Murphy, Alexandra Stange, Ethan Plamp, Owen Schelske and Rhett Marek combined to place third in the 100 medley and fourth in the 100 freestyle relays. The MAC also had several successful 8-and-under swimmers place in high points and individual events. Ethan Plamp placed third in individual high points, which included a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle, 50 breaststroke, 25 butterfly, 100 individual medley, and 25 breaststroke and third-place finishes in the 50 butterfly and 100 freestyle.

Ian Weber placed fourth in the 50 backstroke and Alexandra Stange placed third in the 100 individual medley. In the 6-and-under boys division, Conor Herrlein placed second in the 25 breaststroke, third in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 25 backstroke and 25 freestyle to receive the fourth-place individual high points award.

Kambyl Wede placed third in the 9-10 girls 200 freestyle and Natalie Schelske and Emma Plamp also swam for the 9-10 girls age group. The 9-10 boys' performances were led by Jordan Herrlein's second-place finish in the 500 freestyle, third in the 50 and 100 breaststroke, 50 backstroke, 50 freestyle, fourth in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke. Wilson achieved personal-best times in the 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle. Brady Wilson placed fourth in the 11-12 boys 200 individual medley. The 11-12 girls were represented by Autumn Lentz, Reese Marek and Camryn Swanstrom. The 13-14 girls had Elizabeth Weber, Keatyn Wede, and Emma Bradley.

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Lukas Bennett swam in the 13-14 boys division, placing second in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 200 breaststroke. Max Bennett and Andrew Herrlein swam in the boys 15-16 age group, with Max Bennett placing fourth in the 100 butterfly. Andrew Herrlein placed third in the 200 individual medley and 200 breaststroke and fourth in the 100 breaststroke.

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