The Rails came ready to conquer the Indians in their new pool, but it was a fight to end! After good swims and a close score all meet, it came down to the last relay. Winner take all.
With the crowd on their feet, the 400 Free Relays raced for first. Lincoln took an early lead, but Indianola made up ground going into the last turn. As both teams swam for the finish, the crowd cheered and the Rails came out on top. The 400 Free Relay (Greenwood, A. Skartvedt, A. Bennett and S. Bennett) dropped over 4 seconds to finish in a 4:01, securing the win.
The final score was 93-83.
The Rails are now 3-1 on the season and after last night’s win, 1-0 against conference opponents.
There were several nice swims from the team all evening, here’s just a few highlights:
- Valeria Santiago’s 100 Fly time of 1:11, her fastest of the year.
- Emilie Skartvedt diving her best 6 dive meet ever, a score of 189.55
- Jordan Hanson’s 100 Fly time of 1:24, her fastest time yet.
- Alex Bennett’s 6:28 in the 500 Free, a drop of 2 seconds from last Thursday’s meet
- Ane Skartvedt splitting a 26 in 200 Free Relay, meeting a season goal
- Abby Harrison swimming a 1:09 in the 100 Back and splitting 31.73 in the Medley Relay
- Olivia Simpson splitting a 1:02 100 Free in the 400 Free Relay, her fastest ever!
This meet won’t be the last time the Rails swim against Indianola this season. They’re attending the Lincoln Invite and vying for first place. Meanwhile, the Rails are hoping to win the invite for the second straight year, so it should make for another great meet!
Lincoln vs. Valley at 5:30PM held at Lincoln High School. Admission $5 per adult.
The Tigers make for a tough opponent, but they’ll definitely bring good races to the Roundhouse. With the team pushed to swim faster and stronger, we hope to see some new personal and season bests. Doing so will help the girls get good seeds at the upcoming LHS Invite and championship meets later in season.