Beacon-News’ girls swimming preview

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Top three teams to watch

1. Rosary: After a quick two-year rebuilding process, the Beads will contend for another trophy behind Erin Hart, Kate Canfield and Annie Gosselin. A third straight solid freshman class will help.

2. Metea Valley: The Mustangs did not graduate anyone off their state meet team. Junior two-sport star Madie Sandberg and junior Amanda Burson are back after finishing 11th in the 100 free and 50 free, respectively.

3. Waubonsie Valley: The Warriors graduated one four-event state qualifier in Madeline Hunt but return another in junior Avery Mathew. Hunt’s sister, Hannah, a sophomore, is a rising star in the breaststroke.

Top 10 swimmers to watch

Amanda Burson, Metea Valley, jr.

Kate Canfield, Rosary, sr.

Myanna Cook, Batavia, so.

Erin Hart, Rosary, sr.

Hannah Hunt, Waubonsie Valley, so.

Annie Gosselin, Rosary, jr.

Avery Mathew, Waubonsie Valley, jr.

Annika Ness, West Aurora, jr.

Emily Ryan, Rosary, fr.

Madie Sandberg, Metea Valley, jr.

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