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LeMire earns college swimming honor

Stephanie LeMire

Somerset native Stephanie LeMire continues to make waves for the Miami University (Ohio) women's swimming team.

LeMire, a sophomore, was named the Mid-American Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week last week. She led the RedHawks in a loss to Purdue on Friday and a dominant 145-102 win over Xavier on Saturday. It is the first MAC weekly award of Lemire’s career.
LeMire was one of only three Miami swimmers to win multiple events against Xavier. In the 100-yard breaststroke, she swam a time of 1:05.16 to place first. LeMire won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.80, touching the wall a second ahead of the next competitor. Her 200-yard freestyle team topped the second-place finishers by over a second and clocked in at 1:36.55.
LeMire was the only RedHawk swimmer to have more than one second-place finish against Purdue. She took second in three individual races, which included the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.09), 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.86) and the 200-yard IM (2:07.25). She was also part of the 200-yard medley relay that finished second with a time of 1:43.48.
Dave Newman

Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.

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