Klahowya’s Crane a two-time IronmanOctober 24th, 2012 by Annette Griffus
Klahowya sophomore Kelsey Crane became an Ironman for the second time in her short high school swimming career at last weekend’s Olympic League divisional meet. The meet is a last-chance qualifier for district and state hopefuls. An Ironman qualifier has state times in all eight individual events.
Crane was swimming in the 50-yard freestyle and needed a state time of 26.20 seconds or better.
Crane came close in 26.9, but during the race, her goggles slipped off. Crane was determined to finish and narrowly had her state time regardless.
Fired up, Crane leadoff the 200 freestyle relay for the Eagles and finished her opening leg in 26.05 — good enough for a state time. And there was no goggle mishap that time.
Last year, Crane became Klahowya’s first Ironman when she qualified in the 100 breaststroke in the final OL meet of the season.