Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bears, Chargers Set For Pool Showdown.(Sports)

Byline: Harold Smith

SHORT HOPS

In a showdown of marquee teams, reigning state champion Albuquerque Academy boys and girls will host La Cueva, which easily took the 2001 city public-school titles, at the Charger Pre-State Swimming Meet this weekend.

At Academy's natatorium, the powerhouse Bears and Chargers will face off in their last big competition prior to the Class 1A-5A championships at Academy on Feb. 16-17. The other 10 Albuquerque Public Schools high school teams also will participate.

The Charger meet will feature Academy's sophomore star Grace Galagan, the 50- and 100-yard freestyle girls state champion last season. …

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