Girls defy the odds to win state swimming championship
February 20, 2019
On paper, it didn't look like Sweet Home's girls really had much of a chance to walk away with a state swimming championship trophy as they entered the finals Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center.
Looming in the next lanes were swimmers from Catlin Gabel, a Portland-area private school whose roster is stocked with club swimmers.
Catlin Gabel had seven individual qualifiers, at least one in every event of Friday's preliminaries swimmers, and in seven individual finals events – three in the breaststroke alone, in which Sweet Home did not have an entrant. Plus, both team...