The Mound Westonka/Holy Family (MWHF) girls swim and dive team hosted the Delano Tigers on September 22 and walked away with the first conference loss of the season.
MWHF took the top spot in five of the nine individual events, and two of the three relay events. Delano showed their depth, earning considerable points with second-fourth finishes. Junior Catherine Dueck had a perfect meet, taking first in both of her individual events.
Dueck earned a first-place finish in the 200 individual medley (2:11.18) and 100 butterfly (58.60), with MWHF teammate eighth-grader Chella Patterson finishing fifth in the 200 IM and sophomore Camille Ness and junior Abigail Ries finishing fifth and sixth, respectively, in the 100 butterfly.
A twitch at the start disqualified senior Jaylyn Storm’s first-place finish in the 50 freestyle, though she quickly shook it off and came back to win the 100 freestyle (55.10). Senior captain Kate Johnston and Ness finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 50 freestyle with sophomores Grace Warden and Onna Sullivan finishing fourth and fifth, respectively in the 100 freestyle.
Sophomore Annemarie Johnson won the 500 freestyle (5:32.19) handily, with teammates Amelia Olson finishing fourth and Patterson taking fifth. Johnson’s 2:03.70 in the 200 freestyle earned her a second-place finish, with Warden finishing third and senior captain Courtney French in sixth.
Johnston out touched Delano by more than a body length in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.98) for the win. Senior captain Izzy Sullivan and ninth-grader Amelia Olson finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
Kristin Collins gave MWHF a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:06.50), while O. Sullivan finished fourth and ninth-grader Peyton Schmidt took sixth.
Coach Ben Hanson’s 200 medley relay team of Dueck, Johnston, Ness and Storm took first place (1:49.49), with teammates Collins, Olson, I. Sullivan and Patterson finishing fourth. Storm, Johnston, Warden and Dueck took the top spot in the 200 freestyle relay (1:41.16), with Ries, O. Sullivan, Ness and Johnson finishing third.
Delano finished the evening with a win in the 400 freestyle. MWHF’s team of Warden, O. Sullivan, Ries and Johnson finished second, with Collins, Patterson, French and I. Sullivan in fourth and seventh-grader Ashley Johnson, Schmidt, ninth-grader Isabel Starr and Olson finishing sixth.
MWHF eighth-grader Bailey Monette took second in diving (202.55) with ninth-grader Erica Johnson in third. Former Level 10 gymnast and first year diver senior Anna Dueck finished with the second highest point total (208.55), though her points are ineligible for varsity competition due to Minnesota State High School League rules for transfer students. This will be a year to watch the record board, as the line-up of MWHF divers is well positioned for a breakout season.
Next meet is Mound Westonka vs. Dassel-Cokato on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
Tag(s): Swimming (Girls)