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By Matt Baide
For the Journal 

Triumph and tragedy

Shelton girls swim team perseveres together through good times and bad


November 9, 2023

Shawna Whelan/SMCJ

The Shelton High School girls swimming team poses for a photo Friday during the District IV meet in Shelton.

The Shelton girls swim team finished second at the District IV 2A girls swim meet on Nov. 3 and 4 at the Shelton High School pool.

The 200- and 400-yard freestyle relay team of Lelia Ollenburg, Madeline Allred, Kaylin Mutoli and Abbi Sachs won each race.

Ollenburg won the 100-yard butterfly, dropping three seconds and setting a school record.

The four swimmers are getting ready to swim at the state 2A girls swim meet at 6:15 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team is ranked third and the 400-yard freestyle rel...

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