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Local Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors retires at age 24

“It’s official — I’ve hung up my swimsuit,” Kukors wrote on Twitter.

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Former Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors, a graduate of Auburn Mountainview High School and a Pac-10 champion at the University of Washington, has retired from the sport at age 24, she told the Auburn Reporter this week.

Kukors was fifth in the 200 individual medley at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and is the world-record holder in the 200 IM, at 2 minutes, 6.15 seconds.

Kukors runs health clinics and swim camps and works with LifeWise Health Plan of Washington. “It’s official — I’ve hung up my swimsuit,” Kukors wrote on Twitter. She won seven medals in international competitions.


Catherine Miles and Erin Russell each scored goals and the Western Washington women (6-0) won 2-0 over Western Oregon. Jeremy Wentzel had a goal and an assist as the Western men (4-2-1) beat University of Mary 3-1.

Blaine Carver had a goal and the Seattle Pacific men (4-1-1) tied Northwest Nazarene 1-1. Ashley Shaw and Demi Waitley scored and the SPU women (6-1) won 2-1 over Montana State-Billings.


Rachel Roeder and Kayla Erickson combined for 22 kills as WWU (8-1) beat Montana State-Billings, 25-14, 25-18, 25-18.

• SPU (6-5) beat Simon Fraser, 16-25, 25-14, 25-13, 25-20.

• Seattle University (3-13) lost to CSU Bakersfield 3-1.


Tom Brandes of Bellevue shot a 4-under 68 in the final round to claim his third consecutive Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur title, and Jeff Remington of Edmonds won the state Super Senior Men’s Amateur. Both events were at Everett Golf and Country Club.

From sports-information reports.



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