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By Kerry Rodd
Sports Pine Knot News 

Suominen swims to her best times at state


November 16, 2018

Photo contributed by Nicole Sandman

Lumberjacks star swimmer Makayla Suominen (center) swims in her fifth Class A State Swim meet Friday. Suominen finished second in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100-meter freestyle, but equaled or beat her personal record in both.

Over the course of her swimming career, the Lumberjack's Makayla Suominen has grown from a quiet and reserved eighth-grader who qualified for the state swim meet to a wily senior veteran who offers advice and a steady calmness to her teammates.

This past week Suominen swam in her final state meet and offered up some of her best efforts to date. She finished second in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100, but punched out her PR in the latter and tied her PR in the former.

"I won't lie to you that I didn't want to win the 50 again like I did as a sophomore," Suominen said. "But I went into...

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