Name: Fallon Nelson
High School: Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant junior Fallon Nelson jumped from sixth place to third place in both of her signature distance freestyle events to take home a pair of bronze medals last week at the WPILA Class AA swimming championships at the University of Pittsburgh's Trees Pool. A year after finishing sixth in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle, Nelson vaulted to third place in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.47. She duplicated the improvement in the 500 freestyle where she swam a 5:13.14 to take third. The two bronze medals were the highest individual finishes of any Mt. Pleasant swimmer at the meet. Nelson will now advance to the PIAA championships at Bucknell University next week.