Bear River girls swim well in SFL meet |

Bear River girls swim well in SFL meet

Dan BurkhartNevada Union sophomore Jared Van Matre delivers a pitch in Saturday's 12-0 loss at home to Davis.
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Bear River’s girls swim team had its strongest league meet performance in more than three years Friday and Saturday at the Sierra Foothill League championships, held at Woodcreek High School.

The Lady Bruins finished 4th at the meet, while the boys team finished 8th.

Sophomore Kellyn Loehr took second place in the 100 breaststroke, with a time of 1:11.12. She also took 5th place in the 100 freestyle finals, finishing in 57.83.

April Saltenberger took 3rd in the 500 freestyle finals, in a time of 5:40.62. She also placed 5th in the 200 freestyle, and joined Taylor Drew, Tameron Stuber and Audra Woodward for a 3rd-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay. Woodward placed 4th in the 500 freestyle event.

Senior Niki Picchi placed 5th in the 50 freestyle in a time of 26.93, and took 6th behind Loehr in the 100 freestyle.

Freshman Julie Fry took 6th behind Picchi in the 50 freestyle, finishing the sprint in 27.30. Fry also took 6th in the 100 backstroke.

Granite Bay, with five titles Saturday, won the girls team title.

“I was hoping we could have gotten third, but I’m happy with the fourth place finish,” Bear River swim coach Taryn Loehr said. “It is out best league finish since I’ve been here.”

Dustin Welch was the best individual performer for Bear River in the league meet, capturing 8th place in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Welch, Morgan Loehr, Scott Keeber and Terren Morford combined to take 6th place Saturday.

NU baseball loses

The Miners were held to two hits in Saturday’s Capital Athletic League 12-0 loss to Davis.

With the loss, the Nevada Union falls to 7-8 in league, 11-11 overall.

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