Girls swimming falls short on senior night


Swimming and Diving team prepare for the last dual meet, and senior night.

by Katie Roach, Reporter

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On January 24 the swimming and diving team went up against Oakdale High School and came out with a score of girls 94-92 and boys 150-25. The girls put up a tough fight but fell just short at the end. 

This meet was special because it was senior night. Seniors Taylor Koch, Grace Winpigler, and Kali Nanavaty were recognized at the beginning of meet. The seniors all excitedly prepare to “dive” into bigger things as they leave high school swim.

Starting off the meet, class of 2020 Jessica Buntman racked up some serious points for the team with her outstanding diving. Buntman nailed all six of her dives beating out all four of Oakdale’s divers.

In the first event the 200 medley, the girls got first by just a flags length with a time of 1:55.80. The dream team was made up of class of 2022 Lyra Garrett, class of 2021 Megan Brobst, class of 2021 Rachel McCoy, and class of 2019 Taylor Koch.

Later on in the meet the girls continued to win individual events as well. Koch won the girl 50 freestyle with a time of 24.9, beating out Oakdale’s best sprinter by milliseconds. Koch beat her best time by .48 of a second.

Another notable win was McCoy in her best event, the girls 100 butterfly. McCoy “flew” through the water ending up with a time of 1:00.02. Just a few events previous, class of 2020 Katie Roach won her best event as well, the girls 500 free. Roach swam a time of 5:53.62. Falling almost 20 seconds slower than her best time.

Koch said, “The outcome may not have been what we wanted but we gave it our all and are ready to dominate at counties. We’ve been waiting for our time to shine and have already proven every other team what were about, Were not the team to mess with.”

With all of the dual meets in the books, the swimming and diving team gears up for the 2019 County Championships on February 9 where they plan to make their comeback against Oakdale and blow all the teams in the county out of the water.