November 20, 2012

Hornets dominate swimming All-Stars

PLATTSBURGH — This years girls’ swimming all-stars were released and Plattsburgh led the way with seven swimmers. The Hornets dominated the season en route to a Section VII title and two relay teams have advanced to the state finals. AuSable Valley had three all-star selections, Peru had two and Moriah, one.

Alexis Kelley (Plattsburgh) — Kelley is part of a 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay team that will compete in the state finals. She was chosen as an all-star in this event as well as in two other events: 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay. The sophomore reached the state finals after claiming individual victories in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke. She also won these same individual and team events in the sectional championships while setting a new pool record by two seconds in the 100 butterfly. Kelley has won more than 25 individual events so far.

Brooke Kelley (Plattsburgh) — Kelley joins her sister as a member of the 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay team that is competing at the state finals. Individually, she was selected as an all-star for the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley. Kelley won these individual events at the sectional championships and was within one one-hundredth of reaching the state finals in the 100 breaststroke, but will instead serve as a second alternate for this event.

Kelsey Primard (Plattsburgh) — Primard is the next Hornet selected as an all-star. Like the Kelley sisters, Primard is part of the 200-yard medley team that is state finals bound. In addition to the 200-yard medley team selection, she was also named an all-star for the 200-yard freestyle relay. Primard won the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay in a meet against Peru.

Amanda Leonard (Plattsburgh) — Leonard was named an all-star in four categories: 200 medley relay, 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay. In the state finals, she will compete with teammates in the 200-yard medley team and the 400-yard freestyle team. In the sectional championships, Leonard won the individual 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle.

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