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July 11, 2012

Local synchronized swimmers score


The Greater Manchester YMCA's Catalinas Synchronized Swim Team competed at the 2012 Region D Intermediate and Age Group Championship at the Andover (Mass.) YMCA recently.

In the 13 and over intermediate figures, Sarah Hannaford of Bedford placed first, Lindsey Andrews of Dunbarton placed fourth, and Olivia Caselden of Derry placed sixth.

Lindsey Andrews, Sarah Hannaford and Abigail Smith of Manchester placed second in the 13 and over Intermediate Trio routine, which qualified them to compete in the 2012 East Zone Intermediate Championship meet in Buffalo, N.Y.

Madelinn Harmelink of Dunbarton and Ilana Hensley of Amherst placed fourth in the 13 and over Intermediate Duet routine.

Elizabeth Herod of Goffstown placed fourth and Emily McAuliffe of Londonderry placed fifth in the 13 and over Intermediate Solo routines. Both girls will compete in the 2012 East Zone Intermediate Championship meet in Buffalo.

Two Catalina Teams competed. The Green squad made up of Sarah Hannaford, Irina Kustovskaya of Goffstown, Abigail Smith, Molly Spalding of Mont Vernon, and Lily Zemelko of Derry placed first in the 13 and over Intermediate Team routine.

The Purple squad made up of Lindsey Andrews, Olivia Caselden, Madelinn Harmelink, Ilana Hensley, Elizabeth Herod, Emily McAuliffe, Kaylie Piecuch of Goffstown, and Katherine Spalding of Mont Vernon placed 4th in the 13 and over Intermediate Team routine. Both teams will compete in the 2012 East Zone Intermediate Championship meet in Buffalo.

Molly Spalding placed fifth in the 16-17 Age Group Solo Routine.

For more information on the team, contact Laura Leary at lleary@yogm.org or 232-8622.

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