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BCKST shines at national championships

Elena Wolgamot (left) and Ana Swetish show off their medals from the 2015 USA Sprint Canoe and Kayak National Championships on Sunday, Aug. 2, in Chula Vista, Calif.
Elena Wolgamot (left) and Ana Swetish show off their medals from the 2015 USA Sprint Canoe and Kayak National Championships on Sunday, Aug. 2, in Chula Vista, Calif. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

The Bellingham Canoe and Kayak Sprint Team paddlers put out a strong performance at the 2015 USA Sprint Canoe and Kayak National Championship Thursday, July 30-Saturday, Aug. 1, in Chula Vista, Calif, where top paddlers representing teams from across the country competed.

BCKST collected 17 medals during the three-day competition. Leading the way was Elena Wolgamot, who collected six golds. Wolgamot won the 200 and 500-meter women bantams single kayak, finishing just ahead of teammate Ana Swetish, who took silver in both events. In the 200, 500 and 3,000 two-person kayak events, Wolgamot and Swetish combined for the golds.

The duo then joined Abby Scoggins and Sierra Noskoff to win the 500 four-person event.

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