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Records must be broken
Former North Kitsap High 100-yard breaststroke record holder Terri Gaines, right, presents Bethany Aban, a freshman Vikings varsity swimmer with record certificates for each of the four times Aban broke the record that Gaines set in 1979, during the award ceremony. Gaines’ record board was given to her and Aban autographed the record for Gaines. “It was a very emotional and uplifting moment,” head coach Greg Braun wrote in an e-mail. The whole thing came about when the mother of a friend of Gaines’ called her daughter to let her know that Gaines was in the newspaper and her 28-year-old record had been broken. The friend contacted Gaines to tell her about the article, which Gaines read online. Gaines then contacted Braun and said she wanted to meet Aban and wish her luck for the state meet. The timing didn’t work out so Gaines was invited to the awards night and she accepted, surprising Aban and all at the event.