Keith Barnes profiles Mount Pleasant swimmer Fallon Nelson.
"Mount Pleasant senior Fallon Nelson has gone through all the prep work to win a WPIAL Class AA individual swimming title.
"You don't really think about it, but you just have to do it," Nelson said. "I was probably swimming around 7,000 yards a day during the height of the season and I had morning practices with 4,000 yards in the morning and another 7,000 after school at night, so it was like being a college swimmer."
Nelson plans on swimming in college, but she's not ready to make an announcement. Before that, though, she has to complete her high school career and will compete in the two-day WPIAL Class AA championship meet beginning today at Pitt's Trees Pool.
Nelson has had several solid performances at the WPIAL meet and has stood on the podium several times. What she has never done is climbed to the very top and claimed a gold medal as a champion."