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Swimming Scene: Kallansrude scores personal victory
When Kimberly Kallansrude was in seventh grade in the spring of 2007, she was on the cusp of making the Jericho varsity swimming team. A good swimmer, Kallansrude was nevertheless no sure thing to be named to the squad.
Then she had a meeting with coach Joseph Farrell. Farrell gave her times and guidelines, and Kallansrude spent the summer exercising and practicing harder than ever before, eventually making varsity that fall. But it would be without Farrell, who passed away that July.
Fast forward to Sept. 24, 2010 and Kimberley Kallansrude was one of the main reasons Jericho scored its first ever victory, 130-112 over Long Beach, in their now-annual Joseph Farrell Memorial Meet.
Kallansrude, a junior, won the 200-yard IM (2:23.32) and 100 butterfly (1:04.07) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay (2:01.11) and 400 freestyle relay (3:52.85).
“Knowing Kim, it meant everything to her,” coach Richard Stern said. “She’s one of those girls who swims with passion…This was a coming out for her. She’s a girl that we’ve leaned on heavily this year, because she’s at that next level now.”
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