Adriel Sanes 1

Adriel Sanes 1

Denver University junior Adriel Sanes competes in the butterfly leg of the men’s 200-meter medley relay event in the season-opening Denver Relays meet Oct. 5 at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver. Sanes, a native of St. Croix, was one of Pioneers swimmers to earn All-America honors from the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America earlier this week.

Adriel Sanes is understandably disappointed that he didn’t get to compete in the NCAA Championship along with his teammates on the University of Denver’s swimming and diving teams.

But the St. Croix native got some news earlier this week that took some of the sting off of missing two of swimming’s biggest events, canceled due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

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