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This BBST 17-year-old made a splash at the U.S National Championships

Bellingham Bay Swim Team member Emma Carlton readies to enter the pool during in June 2016 at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center.
Bellingham Bay Swim Team member Emma Carlton readies to enter the pool during in June 2016 at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center. eabell@bhamherald.com

Bellingham Bay Swim Team member Emma Carlton finished 10th in the 50 meter butterfly – the highest finish by swimmer under the age of 18 in the event – at the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials last week in Indianapolis.

Carlton, a 17-year-old from Mount Vernon High School who swam in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swim Trails, finished second in the B-Final with a time of 27.21 seconds.

Carlton also finished 55th in the 100 butterfly preliminaries (1:01.31), 68th in the 50 freestyle preliminaries (26.47) and 92nd in the 100 backstroke preliminaries (1:04.02) at the meet.

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