Former North Kingstown High School and current University of Florida swim star Elizabeth Beisel won the 400 Individual Medley at the US Olympic Swimming Trials Monday night in Omaha, Neb. with a time of 4 minutes, 31.74 seconds.
Beisel, the Gators' sophomore, was the No. 1 seed going into the event and finished 3.85 seconds ahead of Caitlin Leverenz. The former Skipper star made her move in her best stroke, the backstroke, finishing that portion of the race in 1:09.19 to take a commanding lead after swimming the fly in a solid 1:03.75.
By ANDREW MARTASIAN
Special to the Standard
NORTH KINGSTOWNâ Five local schools picked up some extra cash at the grocery store earlier this month when the Stop & Shop on Ten Rod Road in North Kingstown gave out over $5,700 as part of the companyâs A+ Bonus Bucks Program.
The initiative allows shoppers to use their Stop & Shop card to raise money for local schools. Every dollar spent is equal to one point. The points are divided up and participating schools are awarded money that can be spent on anything they need.
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