Kelci Bryant’s name might not ring a bell when it comes to famous Olympic athletes like Lindsey Vonn or Usain Bolt but the stand-out University of Minnesota diver has competed for Team USA in synchronized diving (with partner Ariel Rittenhouse) at the last two summer Olympics. She placed fourth at the 2008 Beijing games and won a silver medal at the 2012 London games and has a host of other national and international awards.
Anoka junior Cole Birklid earned a second straight Section 7AA Swimmer of the Year honor as he and five Tornadoes teammates qualified to take on the state’s best at the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota’s Aquatic Center which began Feb. 28 and concludes March 2.
MYAS President Mike DeWane,left, presented Spring Lake Park swimming coach Greg Kugler, middle with its Top Tier Volunteer Award and Spring Lake Park Activities Director Matt St. Martin, right, accepted the Top Tier Volunteer Award on behalf of the Spring Lake Park Swim Club. Photo courtesy of Lindsey Lewitzke
Blaine’s girls’ swimming and diving team won its second Section 7AA title of the season Saturday afternoon at its home pool inside Northdale Middle School.