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Stingrays claim 139 medals in finale


RUSHVILLE, Neb. – In the final swim meet of the season – known as the “Medal Meet” – the Sidney Stingrays came home from Rushville with the most hardware by collecting 139 total medals with 50 of them being gold. Swimmers were awarded a medal for finishing in the top three places in each event.

Sidney far outpaced runner-up Torrington, which collected 53 total medals. Alliance finished second in golds with 17 to edge out Torrington, which had 16.

Kayla Westby and Jayden Shoemaker mined the most gold with six apiece for the Stingrays. In addition, Westby set six new Stingrays’ r...

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