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Warriors take Tiger Tanker title

Sam Martin/DCN Jenny Brown, shown during Waukee’s meet against Ankeny last month, helped the Warriors win the Tiger Tanker in West Des Moines on Sept. 28.Buy Photo
Sam Martin/DCN Jenny Brown, shown during Waukee’s meet against Ankeny last month, helped the Warriors win the Tiger Tanker in West Des Moines on Sept. 28.

Waukee edged host West Des Moines Valley by just two points for the Tiger Tanker championship on Sept. 28 in West Des Moines.

Camryn Somers, Jenny Brown, Ellie Blazenko and Maddie Gehrke won the 400-yard freestyle in 3 minutes, 44.97 seconds. With a third-place finish in the event by Valley, Waukee eked out a 514-512 team title.

It was one of four event victories on the day for the Warriors. Maddy Bridges, Tori Bussanmas, Gehrke and Somers won the 200 medley relay in 1:53.70, Gehrke won the 50 freestyle (24.28) and 100 freestyle (52.90), and Brown captured the 500 freestyle title in 5:24.08.

Zoe Bussanmas was second in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley, and swam with Somers, Brown and Maddie McCormick on the Warriors’ third-place 200 freestyle team. Blazenko added a fourth-place finish in the 100 butterfly.

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