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MWHF 200 Freestyle Relay Team

MWHF Girls Swim Takes Third at WCC Championships

By K. Thomes, 11/01/21, 9:45AM CDT


Conference competition came to a close October 30 for the Mound Westonka/Holy Family (MWHF) girls swim and dive team with a third-place finish.

MWHF 200 Freestyle Relay Team

MWHF 200 freestyle relay team

Conference competition came to a close on Saturday, October 30 for the Mound Westonka/Holy Family (MWHF) girls swim and dive team with a third-place finish.  Hutchinson hosted the six-team meet and finished as conference champions.  Delano finished second.

Sophomore Catherine Dueck won the 200 Individual Medley (2:14.39) handily with more than a 3-second lead. Teammates Annie Springer (SR, Captain) and Abigail Ries (SO) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.  Dueck took second in the 100 Freestyle (54.33) ahead of Jaylyn Storm (JR) in sixth, Izzy Sullivan (JR) 13th and Hanna Hall (SR, Captain) 15th.  

Ellen Ries (SR, Captain) finished the 200 Freestyle in third place (2:01.81), with Kristin Collins (JR) and Courtney French (JR) finishing seventh and eighth, respectively.  E. Ries took second in the 500 Freestyle (5:32.47) with Annemarie Johnson (FR) finishing third, Courtney French (JR) in eighth and Peyton Schmidt (FR) in 10th.   

Kate Johnston (JR) is conference champion in the 100 Breaststroke (1:07.71) with Johnson finishing fourth, Hall ninth and A. Ries (SO) 12th.  Storm’s 25.02 in the 50 Freestyle earned her a third-place finish.  Kate Johnson (JR) finished sixth, Kathryn Collins (SR, Captain) finished 10th, and Izzy Sullivan (JR) was 13th.  

Springer finished third in the 100 Butterfly (1:01:96) with Ka. Collins eighth, Camille Ness (FR) 13th and Roselyn Knoll (SR) 18th.  Kr. Collins finished fifth in the 100 Backstroke with Ness, Onna Sullivan (FR) and Schmidt finishing seventh, 13th and 14th, respectively.  

Team relay events had the crowd on their feet. Kr. Collins, Johnston, Springer and Storm took third in the 200 Medley Relay with the team of Ness, Johnson, Ka, Collins and I. Sullivan finishing in seventh.  Dueck, Storm, Johnston and E. Ries were on the podium with a second-place finish in the 200 Freestyle relay with A. Ries, I Sullivan, O. Sullivan and Kr. Collins finishing fifth. E. Ries, Springer, A. Ries and Dueck finished third in the 400 Freestyle Relay with Ness, Ka. Collins, French and Johnson finishing fifth.  

Seventh-grader Bailey Monette was the youngest diver at the meet and took second overall.  Monette was aggressive in her dives, earning her place on the podium among the powerhouse Delano divers who finished first, third and fourth. MWHF’s Britta Elliot (eighth grade) finished eighth.    

The next competition for Mound Westonka/Holy Family is the Section meet hosted by Willmar November 11 and 13.    

Note:  Bolded names are from Holy Family.  All other swimmers/divers are from MoundWestonka.  Diver Bailey Monette attends St. Hubert’s middle school – aligned with Holy Family athletics.