All-Star Trophy Player Of The Week; Darah Coleman

All-Star Trophy Player Of The Week; Darah Coleman Click to Enlarge Photo: Erich Martens Sartell Swim/ Dive Team

(KNSI) - With playoffs rapidly approaching, area teams need the best their athletes can give them.

This week’s Player of the Week has done just that the entire season but especially as of late.

If there was ever a time for a fanfare type of soundtrack to go with an article, this would be the perfect time to use it as readers are introduced to Darah Coleman.

The Sartell High School Senior is currently undefeated in 100-Breastroke competition and has one of the top times in the entire state of Minnesota.

Along with consistently posting times under the MN State Qualifying Standard, her time of 1:06.90 was good enough to set a Sartell Pool Record that stood since 1997.

Coleman also broke her own Central Lakes Conference Meet record from last year and set a new True Team Section Record.

Along the way, Coleman was crowned True Team Class A Champion, Maroon & Gold Bronze Division Champion and set two new pool records at Apollo High School.

The above accolades were just in the 100-Breastroke; Coleman also participates individually in the 100-Fly and is an integral part of the 200 Medley Relay for Sartell.

In the 100-Fly, the senior was also crowned CLC and Section True Team Champion with a time of 1:00.19.

Although her individual accolades are something to behold, what she means to the 200 Medley Relay Team and the entire Sartell Swim/Dive Team can hardly be put into words.

Sartell is currently undefeated in dual meets; they took first at Maroon & Gold in the Bronze Division, were crowned Section True Team Champions and took second at the True Team Class-A State meet.

Head coach Sue Sathre spoke proudly of what Coleman has accomplished this season but was seemingly more impressed with her character and work-ethic.

“[Coleman] has been a standout on this team all season. She is very hardworking and is always looking for ways to improve.”

Sathre added, “She is very kind and is an excellent role model and mentor to the younger swimmers and divers on the team.”

Although Coleman has yet to choose the college she will attend, she plans on studying English, Creative Writing and possibly continuing her swimming career.

Most may wonder how Coleman finds the time for anything other than swimming but she has also been a 9-time MMTA State Piano finalist and a 2-time MMTA Honors Concert Attendee.

Coleman and the Sabre Swim/Dive Team continue their impressive season in Section 6A competition Thursday, November 8th, in Sartell.

Congratulations, Darah and good luck to you and Sartell Swim/Dive Team in the future!

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