Rails Take 3rd at LHS Invite

Congratulations to the Rails Swimming Women’s team! They took 3rd in the Lincoln Invite on Saturday (9/24) and earned some new season best times along the way. 

The day began with diving. Boone jumped out to an early lead taking the top spot. With a panel of five judges, the Rails divers got a chance to see what 11-dive meets are all about.  Torie Dotts dove well – earning her best score of the season, 110.70 for six dives.

Swimming started at 11:30 a.m. with the Medley Relay. The Rails’ Medley took first overall with a time of 1:58.65 – a new season best time! From there the day was a success, including notable swims like:

  • Evan Chidley’s new personal best in the 200 Freestyle – 2:24.80
  • Valeria Santigo swimming a 2:48.97 in the 200 IM, a new personal best
  • Olivia Simpson’s new personal best time of 29.35 in the 50 Freestyle
  • Autum Song taking 3rd in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:07.87
  • Abby Harrison dropping a second in the 100 Freestyle – swimming 1:03.72
  • 200 Freestyle Relay dropping time to a new season best time of 1:50.41
  • Brittany Purscell set a new Lincoln Invite record in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:06.98

Plus there are even more great swims that weren’t mentioned above! The Rails plan to use this momentum going into next week. They are up against the Hoover Huskies, one of their rivals at the biggest dual meet of the year. 

Rails vs. Hoover is Tuesday (9/27) at Lincoln, with a 5:30 p.m. start-time. Hoover has  a deep squad but the Rails have been training hard to come away with the win. Wear your fan shirts and come cheer on the Rails!

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