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Husky swimmers set two state, six school records in 2nd-place state finish


February 26, 2020

Sweet Home's girls, from left, Chloe Tyler, Megan Hager, Jamie Seward and Malia Hewitt, with coaches Doug Peargin, left, and Joel Gunselman, set two state records and six school records at the state 4A/3A/2A/1A Swimming Championships last weekend. FOR ALL PHOTOS, SEE OUR PHOTO GALLERY:

The Sweet Home High School girls swim team finished second, setting two state records, in the 4A/3A/2A/1A state championships Saturday in Beaverton.

Four girls, Megan Hager, Jamie Seward, Malia Hewitt and Chloe Tyler, earned spots in the finals to place second as a team with 65 points.

The four swimmers brought home a total of 15 medals.

"That was one of our best state meets that we've swum in in the last 20 years," said Coach Doug Peargin, for whom the meet completed his 49th year at the helm for Sweet Home. "Every girl on the team had PR's."

Catlin Gabel was the state champion with 78...

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