Nanook swim team competes in Husky Invitational

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanook Swim team spent their weekend down in Washington for the Husky Invitational.
The competition started on Friday night, where the Nooks were led by Kaia Norbye.
Norbye was the only Nanook Swimmer to qualify for the finals of that night, taking the second best time of all 228 swimmers in the preliminary round.
She finished the 50 yard freestyle in 23.64 seconds to punch her ticket to the finals, finishing just .03 seconds behind the first place swimmer.
She improved on that time in the final, finishing in 23.48 seconds, good enough for fourth place overall.
On Saturday, the top Nanook swimmer was Oda Bygdnes in the hundred yard butterfly.
She finished preliminary in 55.17 seconds before taking second place overall with a 55.55 second time in the finals.
And on the final day of competition, four swimmers were able to advance to the finals.
Norbye made her second trip to the finals of the weekend, this time in the 100 yard freestyle where she placed sixth overall in 53.24 seconds.
The other top Nanook swimmers were Bydgnes and Wanlaya Jarupakorn in the 100 yard free, and Claire McElroy in the 200 yard breaststroke.
The Nooks will now be out of the pool until January 11th, 2019, when they compete in the Lion's Cup Invitational.