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He Pools His Talent For Future Coeur D’Alene’s Kleinjans Has Goals Beyond Defending State Title

This sidebar appeared with the story: LAKE CITY GIRLS FAVORED The Lake City High School girls swimming team will be favored to win the State A-1 meet this weekend in Boise. Defending champion Boise was hit hard by graduation, and the Timberwolves have the deepest team in the state. “We’re shooting for the state championship,” Lake City/ Coeur d’Alene coach Carolyn Magee said. “The strength in the Boise area is split up, so we should be the deepest team at the tournament.” The T-Wolves are led by defending state 100 backstroke champion Megan Taggart and Brooke Sprague, who is favored to win the 50 and 100 freestyle. Help should come in the distance races from Sarah Thilo and Jennifer Patten. The team’s highest number of points, though, should come in the relays. “Our goal is to win every relay, and I think we can do it,” Magee said. The Lake City boys will be led by Ben Siegler, the defending state champion in the 200 free. The Coeur d’Alene boys will be led by Brad Kleinjans in the 100 backstroke. The Coeur d’Alene girls team’s best chances for placing at state should come from Marissa Harrison, Sarah Gray and Alex Blank.

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