Rails See New “Best” Swims Against Indianola

The Rails went to Indianola on Tuesday (9/1) to take on the Indians in a tough dual meet. The Rails swam well and many girls had new personal and/or season best times. Despite this valiant effort, it wasn’t quite enough to overcome Indianola’s strong squad. Lincoln fell 67 to 116.

Like all meets, this one provided the girls with a number of important take-a-ways. With several races decided by a second or less, the girls will continue to work on racing to finish, making every second count! The team also fully realized the importance of their off-season training and work since the #RoadToState is a tough one and the Rails will be competing against squads like Indianola for the limited spots at State.

All in all, this was a great learning experience for the young Rails team. Now to put it to good use come the rest of the season!

Meet Highlights
This meet had several swims that were new personal and/or season best times! We also had a diver make some history! See just a few of the highlights below.

  • Marnie Hoefler swam a new personal best in the 200 Free with her time of 2:22.85
  • Sara Bennett had a new season best time in the 50 Free, 26.88
  • Jolynn Harris made history by setting the Indianola YMCA pool record for 6 dives with her 247.40!
  • Alexis Trucano swam a new personal best time in the 500 Free, 6:11.29
  • Marnie Hoefler earned another personal best in the 500 Free with her 6:20.08
  • The “A” Sprint Relay of (Trucano, DuBois, Skartvedt, Bennett) broke 1:50 for the first time this season!
  • Lanchi Nguyen swam her fastest 50 Free in her leg of the JV 200 Free Relay, a time of 33.11
  • Taylor Whipple swam her fastest 100 Breaststroke ever, a 1:27.72
Here are just a few snapshots from the meet. You can view all 600+ photos taken at the meet on the Shutterfly website (requires log-in). Shutterfly also lets you download the high resolution photos for printing/saving.
Up Next
Lincoln vs. Ottumwa | Sept. 8, 5:30: The Rails are at home against the Bulldogs. The Rails will be trying to even their conference record to 1-1 while improving their racing skills as they continue on the long #RoadToState. Come help us cheer on the Rails! We are one of the only programs with alumni parents/swimmers, current families and future Rails all in attendance at our swim meets. To have your support is awesome and the girls and coaches really appreciate it!
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