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March 13, 2013
The Dallas-based Blue Dolphins Swim Team (BDST) recently completed its short-course season, highlighted by the Oregon Swimming Short Course Championships.
Jolie Rae Ford was the top finisher for the Blue Dolphins at the 11-14 championships, as the 13-year-old placed in the top 12 in three events: the 500-yard freestyle (ninth); 50 free (11th) and 100 free (12th) at the Osborne Aquatic Center in Corvallis Feb. 24.
Ford also topped the BDST at the Region XII Senior Championships, held March 3 at Mount Hood Community College.
For the girls, Ford took home 28th place in the 500 free. On the boys side, Dallas sophomore Kalon Schmidt was 26th in the 100 breaststroke.
David Glade, 10, also placed for the BDST at the 10 & Under Championships Feb. 13 at Willamalane Park Swim Center in Springfield. Glade finished ninth in both the 50 and 100 breaststroke.