Swimming

Announcing the winner of the Athlete of the Week

Marie Tolmachoff represents the next step in Silverton High School’s swimming program.

The freshman swimmer has been a surprise this season, winning races seemingly at will.

Marie Tolmachoff, a Silverton High School freshman swimmer, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Marie Tolmachoff, a Silverton High School freshman swimmer, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

She won the 100 free (1:01.31) and 100 breaststroke (1:14.88) and swam on the winning 200 free relay and 200 medley relay teams in last week’s dual meet against Central.

She was selected as the athlete of the week by a poll of readers.

Tolmachoff and the fast freshman class of Silverton swimmers gives the Foxes a shot at Friday and Saturday’s Mid-Willamette Conference district swimming meet at Corvallis’ Osborn Aquatic Center.

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