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Alvarez takes 11th in duet free at FINA World Championships

Anita Alvarez (Kenmore) and Victoria Woroniecki finished 11th in the duet free final Thursday at the FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.

The duet scored 84.1333 points in the final. Alvarez is a 2016 Olympian and Woroniecki is making her Worlds debut as one of the youngest synchronized swimming competitors at 16.

"Overall, a good job for the duet, with solid swims and a first senior experience for Victoria," said Myriam Glez, USA Synchro's executive director and high performance director. "They need to continue the physical and technical work. They will create new routines for next year, which should play to their strengths better. The competition is fierce internationally, so we need to continue to push and demand more."

Alvarez will be part of the U.S. national squad that will compete Friday in the team free final. Also on the team is Williamsville native Rachel Jager. The U.S. placed 12th in the preliminary swim with 82.9667 points.

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