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Sapienza makes it to another Junior final

AUSTIN, Texas — Breanna Sapienza made it to the evening finals a second straight day at the 2011 Speedo Short Course Junior National Championships Saturday, resulting in another personal record.

The 16-year-old Superior Stingray swimmer finished second in the C final in the 200-yard butterfly. Her time of 2 minutes, 1.36 seconds was nearly two seconds faster than the preliminary PR time she posted in the morning of 2:03.23, which placed her 23rd.

A day earlier, the Cascade Christian student made her first A final and placed eighth nationally in the 100 fly.

The top 24 prelim swimmers advanced to A, B or C evening finals.

In the 100 freestyle prelims, Sapienza was 44th in a personal-best 51.87 seconds.

Superior teammates Aaron Ghiglieri and Sarah Reierson also swam Saturday in the final day of the three-day Junior Nationals.

Ghiglieri, 18, of Cascade Christian, was 27th in the 100 free prelims with PR of 45.65 seconds.

Reierson, a 17-year-old South Medford student, swam a time trial in the 100 breaststroke and had a two-second PR of 1:06.03.

The three will compete in a long-course meet here today. Ghiglieri will attempt to better the Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 55.29 seconds in the 100-meter fly. His best is 55.57.