|10/17/2019 3:22:00 PM|
Wildcats crush Tigers, finish third at true team sections
Wins haven’t been easy to come by the last few years, but the Chisago Lakes girls swimming and diving team cruised to a big win on Thursday, October 10 over Princeton, 98-83.
The Wildcats set the tone early in the meet, finishing first and second in the medley relay, which afforded them a huge 10-point cushion after just one event.
Sophie Janzig, Molly Schreyer, Ilse Johnson and Ellie Undem teamed up to win the event in 2:13.15, and Reilly Sullivan, Rachel Weiss, Samantha Krieg and Meride Annala-Hakes grabbed second place with a time of 2:19.89.
The lead extended in the 200 freestyle as Emily Fiorella won, and Serenity Schaefer and Madyson Perry came in third and fourth.
The ‘Cats kept that gap by swimming even with Princeton in the 200 individual medley and the 50 freestyle, but in the one meter diving, Hattie Opdahl and Claudia Stipe went one-two to balloon CL’s lead to 51-27.
Joely Peterson got a win in the 100 butterfly, keeping the momentum rolling for Chisago Lakes.
Annala-Hakes, Janzig, Fiorella and Johnson won the 200 free relay and that just kept piling-up points for Chisago Lakes.
After another big score in the 100 backstroke from Undem, Johnson and Niya Duren going one-three-four, the Wildcats moved to exhibition swimming with a 98-58 lead.
“We had some fun, good swims to go along with some great diving,” Head Coach Ellen Heath said. “We mixed it up a bit because at this point, the season can get a little long and arduous. We are recovering from some illnesses and fatigue to be ready for some great performances down the stretch.”
The 200 free relay team’s time moved them into the top 10 in the conference.
True Team Sections
In a result that shocked no one, Visitation ran away with the True Team Section meet at South St. Paul High School Saturday, October 12.
The Blazers won every event except the 400 free relay. Mahtomedi was the only team that kept things close, scoring 1,456 points to Visitation’s 1,615.
Chisago Lakes finished in fifth place with a score of 859 points, topping Cretin-Derham Hall, South St. Paul and Lakes International Language Academy.
Top 10 highlights for Chisago Lakes:
• Fiorella seventh in the 50 freestyle
• Annala-Hakes, Janzig, Isabella Aldrich and Schaefer ninth in the 200 freestyle
• Undem ninth in the 100 backstroke
• Janzig, Fiorella, Undem and Duren ninth in the 400 free