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Monday, Aug. 4

Lincoln Gator Elsas swims six top 10s
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[AUG. 4, 2003]  Lincoln Gator Brennan Elsas swam in the Illinois Junior Olympic swim meet this weekend at the University of Chicago. Elsas placed in the top 10 in all six individual events that he swam. He competes in the 9 and 10 age group for boys.

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Elsas' best performance was a third-place finish in the 100-meter fly with a team record time of 1:24.93. He earned a fifth-place medal in the 50-meter fly with a time of 37.34. In the 200 free he placed seventh and in the 50-meter free he placed eighth to earn medals in both of those events. In the 200-meter IM he placed ninth with a team record time of 3:03.23. He placed 10th in the 100-meter free with a team record of 1:13.91.

Elsas will be leaving for Indianapolis this week to compete in the Central Zone meet. He will be a part of an Illinois team competing against 15 other states. The regional team is a newer program that takes the best of the best swimmers from local clubs. Coach Heidi Heidbreder is proud that Elsas has been asked to join it.

Elsas will be representing the state in the 50-meter free, 50-meter fly and the 100-meter fly. He could also swim in some relays for the team.

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