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NWAC's Weinstein wins Lake Stevens Mile

Fresh off a strong showing at the high-school state 2A swim meet, North Whidbey Aquatic Club's Cole Weinstein won the Lake Stevens Mile Sunday, Feb. 20.

Weinstein won the event with a Zone Championship cut of 17:27.58, his fourth consecutive PR in the mile this season.

Other personal records were achieved by Alli Hoffmire, Emily Huffer, Autumn Robinson, Brett Vagt and Molly Vagt.

First-time milers were Sam Hines, Kelly Huffer, Harry Tack and Lauren Vagt. Also completing for NWAC at this grueling distance were Marissa Morris, Michelle Robinson and Ethan Tack.

Gold time standards were met by Harrison Tack and Brett Vagt; a Pacific Northwest Swimming Championship standard was met by Kelly Huffer; and an Age Group standard was met by Emily Huffer.

Weinstein was named Swimmer of the Meet by coach Neil Romney for winning the event, earning four PRs in four mile events this season, grabbing a Zone cut and showing superb pacing with 500s of 5:16, 5:18 and 5:19.

The North Whidbey Aquatic Club is a competitive swimming program of the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District. It includes swimmers of all abilities and ages from 6 through college. Tryouts occur Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the city pool from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. New swimmers should be able to swim a length of the pool in freestyle and backstroke. The first two weeks are free.

For more information, please call the pool (765-7665) to speak with Romney or view the team’s website.

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