The Lions return some proven talent and some promising newcomers for 2023.
The Lions are looking up.
The West Linn girls swim team, coming off a fourth-place finish at the 2022 Three Rivers League district meet and an eighth-place finish at the Class 6A state meet, bring back some proven talent and add some promising newcomers to the fold for 2023.
“It would seem (that they are better than a year ago), and we’ve got some freshmen coming in that are really good,” said West Linn coach Tom Weltchek.
The 2023 Lions will be led by junior Maeve DeYoung (200-yard individual medley, 100 freestyle), sophomore Danika Lambert (100 breaststroke, 100 free), senior Katie Rumsey (200 free, 100 butterfly), freshman Lauren Sexton (500 free, 100 backstroke), freshman Marlene Goddard (50 freestyle, 100 backstroke), freshman Emi Uchishiba-Hall (200 IM, 100 back) and sophomore Julia Golgotiu (200 IM, 100 backstroke).
In 2022, DeYoung placed second in the TRL butterfly and backstroke, while the Lions also took second and third in two of the district relay races.
“There are just some good people,” Weltchek said. “We’ll try to see if we can win a relay (at district) and then work on our individuals and see how it adds up. That’s the plan.”
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