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Huffer shines at PNS championships | Youth swimming

Whidbey News-Times Sports editor
December 17, 2013 · 8:08 AM

Oak Harbor's Kelly Huffer, front, and Olivia Tungate take off in the 200 individual medley at the PNS Championships last weekend. Huffer finished first and Tungate eighth. / Photo by Cindy Huffer

Oak Harbor's Kelly Huffer, who competes for the Bellingham Bay Swim Team, earned high point honors in the girls division at the Pacific Northwest Swim 14-and-under Championships Dec. 13-15 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Huffer, an eighth-grader, swam personal bests in all six of her events and won five: 200 butterfly (2:05.211), 400 individual medley (4:30.62), 200 IM (2:08.11), 500 freestyle (5:08.17) and 1,650 free (17:45.15).

She also placed third in the 100 fly (58:63).
Huffer helped BBST place second in the 400 free relay (3:44.52) and eighth in the 400 medley relay (4:14.86).

In several events she competed former teammate Olivia Tungate of the North Whidbey Aquatic Club. Tungate placed second in the 200 backstroke (2:07.98), fourth in the 200 fly (2:08.54), seventh in the 100 fly (59.52), eighth in the 200 IM (2:14.81) and 11th in the 400 IM (4:45.54).

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