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Swimming: Jerusha Dressel, Jolie Rae Ford Swim At State Meet

GRESHAM -- Local swimmers Jerusha Dressel and Jolie Rae Ford recently competed at the Oregon Swimming Inc. State Championships at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center July 19-22.

GRESHAM -- Local swimmers Jerusha Dressel and Jolie Rae Ford recently competed at the Oregon Swimming Inc. State Championships at Mt. Hood Aquatic Center July 19-22.

Jerusha Dressel

Dressel, a Dallas resident and a member of the Salem-based Bearcat Swim Club, took home two top-10 finishes in the 15-and-under division, snagging sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:52:48) and sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:19:44).

Jolie Rae Ford

Dressel was also a member of three top-10 relay teams: the fourth-place 400 medley relay, the fourth-place 400 freestyle relay and the fifth-place 800 free relay.

Ford, a Dallas resident and member of the Blue Dolphin Swim Team, swam in five events in the 11-and-under division, had five personal bests and set nine team records.

Her best finish was in the 200 freestyle, where Ford took 10th place with a time of 2:28.64. The mark was a personal record by 2.64 seconds.

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