Girls swim and dive finishes season with a strong state meet


The final meet of the girls swim and dive season was a success, with three top-ten finishes and six swimmers competing in eight events over the course of the prelims and finals on Friday and Saturday. The girls finished the meet twelfth in the state, a strong end to the season.

The finals started off with the best performance all day by the Rangers, a third-place finish by the 200-yard medley relay. The team of junior Olivia Hooper, sophomore Jessica Doyel, sophomore Margaret Hier, and junior Emily Johnson accomplished this with an incredible time of 1:48.55. Senior Sarah Schenck followed this up with a twelfth place finish in the 100-yard fly with her time of 1:00.03.

Next up was another relay, with Jessica, Sarah, junior Ellie Field, and senior Maggie Zorn taking 14th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. They did this with their time of 1:41.41.  In the first top-ten individual performance of the meet, Olivia took seventh in the 100-yard backstroke with her time of  59.38.

Jessica quickly followed this up, however, with her ninth-place finish. She secured this place with her time of 1:08.53.  To cap off the meet, the Rangers finished 14th in the 100-yard freestyle relay. Their team of Margaret, Ellie, Sarah, and junior Sarah Chesner had a time of 3:42.71.

This concludes a great season for the girls swim and dive team. They finished winning every conference meet, with the exception of the ones against EGR, and placed second in conferences and 14th in the state. This was a great year, and the girls killed it with their final meet.