Rails Take Down Carroll

Tuesday’s meet against Carroll was more about setting a new expectation rather then continue with old habits, and the Lincoln Girls came out right away in the first event and shut the door on the Carroll swim team. Winning nine of the twelve events, and taking first and second in the final relay event, the Rails won the meet 111-65. The winning streak extends to three, and the girls team is now 5-2 on the season. Highlights from the big dual meet include:

  • Emilie Skartvedt splitting a :35 in the breast in the medley relay and a 1:22 in the 100 breast
  • Jordan Hanson swimming a personal best :34 fly split in the medley relay
  • Sara Bennett winning the 500 free in 6:05
  • Anna Dotts dropping another 6 seconds to post a 6:30 in the 500 free
  • Alex Bennett setting a season best 200 free time of 2:17

Of course there were many other outstanding swims to help lead the Rails to victory in this meet!

We’d also like to thank all of our fans for coming to the meet! There were girls parents, boys parents, some club swim families and alums all there to cheer on the Rails! It was great for the team to see the extra turn-out for their big meet. They definitely notice when the stands are full.

The Rails are now 5-2 on the season and 2-0 vs. conference opponents. Next week will be busy as we look ahead!

Up Next

The Rails have two meets next week. Below are few details on each.

Lincoln vs. North: 5:30PM at North High School. While the Rails continue to push hard in practice to prepare for the taper season, this meet will provide plenty of great races, and hopefully another conference win!  Plus – this meet is being used to prepare for the Lincoln Invite, which is just a few days later!

Lincoln Invite – PINK IN THE POOL: Diving at 8:45AM, swimming at 11:30AM. This invite is a big deal to the team and to Lincoln Swimming tradition. Not only is it the annual alumni meet, where we invite all of our alums to return; it’s also the first PINK IN THE POOL event. There will be raffles, special t-shirts, silicone bracelets and more. All proceeds from the event, including the gate will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Iowa. Look for full details to be posted Friday (9/20) or read the short article now.

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