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Cavegirls take 8th at NM Swimming Championships

ALBUQUERQUE—The Carlsbad Cavegirls could have easily fallen apart even before the 2021 NMAA State Swimming & Diving Championships started when they found out one of their relay swimmers had to be quarantined for a possible COVID-19 outbreak, leaving only four active swimmers.

Carlsbad's Isabella Corder, Zöe Char, Sophia Corder and Emily Dostal display their medals won at the 2021 NMAA State Swimming & Diving Championship at Albuquerque on May 13, 2021. These four swimmers finished in eighth place out of 25 teams, finishing in the Top-6 of every race they competed in.

The foursome of Isabella Corder, Zöe Char, Sophia Corder and Emily Dostal met the challenge head on and finished in the Top-6 for all six races and ended up with 119 points to finish in eighth place out of 25 teams.

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Less than 24 hours before the Cavegirls left Carlsbad for the championship meet Cavegirls head coach Moranda Madero informed her team that Colette Dhenin may have come in contact with a COVID-19 positive person and wouldn’t be allowed to compete. Dhenin was the anchor in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays and was qualified for the 200 and 100 individual freestyle races.