Boys swimming: Byron duo makes most of final day at state meet
Two happy Tigers
WINNETKA – Dixon senior Aaron Helander might not have been completely satisfied with the final race of his high-school career. But the Byron co-op swimmer was thrilled with the site of that final race – and the chance to witness history.
Helander placed 11th in the 100-yard butterfly at the state swimming and diving meet Saturday at New Trier High School. His time of 50.71 seconds fell short of his school-record 50.49 in Friday's preliminaries, but he had no complaints after posing for photos with his fellow finalists.
"It felt good, even though it wasn't the time I wanted," Helander said. "Getting that one last swim on the last day of the season, in this whole amazing atmosphere … I wouldn't want to be anywhere else on my last day as a high-school swimmer.
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