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Bellingham Bay Swim duo helps Pacific Northwest to top spot at Zone Championships

Miles Cratsenberg poses with one of his medals at the 2016 Western Zone Age Group Championships last week in Kerns, Utah.
Miles Cratsenberg poses with one of his medals at the 2016 Western Zone Age Group Championships last week in Kerns, Utah. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Two Bellingham Bay Swim Team members helped the Pacific Northwest Swimming team earn the title at the Western Zone Age Group Championships held Aug. 10-13 in Kearns, Utah.

Nathan Chen, 12, finished sixth in the 11-12 400-meter individual medley in 5 minutes, 27.71 seconds, 10th in the 11-12 200 IM in 2:33.76, second in the 11-12 200 butterfly in 2:28.47, eighth in the 11-12 100 butterfly in 1:07.68 and 23rd in the 11-12 200 breaststroke in 3:00.54. He also was 19th in the 100 backstroke preliminaries (1:12.82) and swam a leg on the eighth-place 12U 400 freestyle relay and the seventh-place 12U 400 medley relay.

Miles Cratsenberg, 10, finished ninth in the 10U 100 freestyle in 1:08.66 and ninth in the 10U 50 freestyle in 31.26. He also was part of the third-place 10U 400 freestyle relay, the third-place 10U 200 freestyle relay and third-place 10U 200 medley relay teams and finished 19th in the 10U 200 freestyle preliminaries (2:35.08), 18th in the 10U 50 butterfly preliminaries (35.28 seconds), 36th in the 10U 200 IM preliminaries (3:03.00) and 40th in the 10U 50 backstroke preliminaries (40.8 seconds).

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