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Area swimmers recognized nationally

| Friday, July 6, 2001

Oakland Catholic rising senior Jordan Wallace dominated WPIAL and PIAA Class AA swimming this past season and the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association acknowledged that by naming her an All-America selection in five events.

Wallace won WPIAL and PIAA titles in the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle and ended the season with second- and third-best times, respectively in the womens independent category.

Oakland Catholic's WPIAL and PIAA champion 400 free relay team of Wallace, Courtney Choura, Caryln Donley and Dianna Dietrich also earned honors. The same relay team minus Choura and adding Jessica Lundell in the 200 free was also recognized.

Wallace also had the third-best time in the 50 free, an event she didn't swim at the WPIAL or PIAA championships.

Bethel Park's Alan Carter, who will be a junior in the fall, earned All-America honors in four events in the Mens Public School category. Carter placed 38th in the 100 backstroke and 40th in the 200 individual medley, both events that he won at the WPIAL championships.

Carter also joined Christopher Sweeney, Adam Rudinsky and Michael Hand in the 200 medley relay. Bethel Park's 400 free relay team of Carter, Hand, Adam Ryan and Scott Dai also earned honors.

Mt. Lebanon rising sophomore Kaitlin Orstein, along with Kiersten Rosenberg, who will be a senior in the fall, earned five All-America honors in the Womens Public School category to equal Wallace for most decorated WPIAL swimmer.

Orstein and Rosenberg were part of the WPIAL champion 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relay teams. Orstein also was named in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke. Rosenberg also made the list in the 100 free and 100 backstroke.

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