Girls’ swim and dive team dominates at state
The girls’ swim team had a successful state meet, finishing fourth overall after their first season in the 4A classification. Twenty girls―eighteen swimmers and two divers―qualified for this year’s meet.
“My team and I performed really well and we supported each other the whole weekend. I feel like this season was awesome. We all achieved many goals and we grew as a team,” says Kylie Andrews ’18.
Andrews finished first in both of her individual events, the 100 free and the 100 back. She dominated in her relays as well. The 200 medley relay team, which consists of Andrews, Lizzie Hunt ’17, Marissa Kiefer ’18 and captain Emma Spotts ’17 swam an Automatic All-American time, which makes them one of the top-100 relays in the country.
“I think we had a great season. All of the girls dropped time at some point and we really became a family. It was so much fun,” says Spotts.
Spotts placed 3rd in the 100 breast and 6th in the 50 free with best times. Each relay the team competed in placed within the top three. Other notable finishes include Katherine Harston ’17 with 4th in the 200 free and 5th in the 100 fly, CJ Mitchell ’18 with 9th place in the 500 free and 11th in the 200 free, and Lizzie Hunt with 11th place in the 100 back and 15th in 100 fly.
The girls who aren’t graduating look forward to next season and hope for an even more impressive performance at next year’s state championship.by
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