Raiders gain valuable experience at regional meet

Harrison Dorsey competed in the regional swim meet for the first time Thursday morning at the University of West Florida and was thrilled with the opportunity to be there.

“It was awesome,” Dorsey said. “It’s an opportunity you don’t get often. I just wanted to go out and give my best.”

As a freshman, Dorsey is in just his first season on the Navarre swim team.  He competed in the 100 breaststroke and 200 freestyle and was also part of the 200 medley and 400 yard freestyle relay teams.

Dorsey ended up 20th in the breaststroke, clocking in with a time of 1:07.15, and he was 24th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:00.30.

Olivia Sczesny also competed in the regional meet as an individual, earning a spot in the 50 freestyle. She was also on the 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay teams.

This was the second year in a row where Sczesny has been to the regional in an individual event and noted she felt more comfortable this time around.

“Last season I was in complete shock. I was only a sophomore,” Sczesny said. “You can get kind of psyched out when you get here but it’s not too bad. I just came here and told myself I could handle this. The competition is great but I like that. I like being pushed to succeed.”

Sczesny pushed herself hard Thursday and finished 15th in the 50, finishing the race in 26.78.

Read more  in the Nov. 3 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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