Rails MS Girls Dominate City Meet!

The Rails middle school girls team put on a dominating performance at the City Meet on Tuesday (12/8). The Rails were on the podium (which are the top six finishers) in all nine events, and 8 of those events had multiple Rails swimmers represented.

Historically the girls were averaging one person/relay on the podium in each event. Last year, the girls improved and averaged two podium appearances per event. Last night – the girls were even better with over 3 podium appearances per event! Read more about the impressive meet stats below, along with meet highlights. Plus, you’ll find photos and club swimming information (for anyone who’s not an SDMS swimmer).

Meet Stats

  • Of nine events, the Rails won SEVEN
  • Of 27 medals available (top three spots for nine events), Lincoln took home 17
  • Of the 49* podium spots (top six finishers), the Rails earned 29

These stats show the momentum that’s building for the Lincoln swim programs. It takes more than winning an event to win a dual meet or make it to state at the high school level. The depth shown in these stats also show the future of Lincoln swimming in the coming years. And it’s exciting!

Meet Highlights
The Rails truly showed the other schools that they mean business when it comes to swimming! They swam to showcase their skills and to represent how much the tradition of swimming on the Southside has grown over the last 10 seasons. With so many great swims, it’s harder than ever to recognize everyone. Below are a few of the great swims from last night. Be sure to check out the full meet results* as well to see just how awesome all of the Rails did!

  • The Medley Relay of Marquis, Lackmann, Dooley, and Sizemore won with a 2:07.77, an unbelievable time!
  • Catherine Dooley won the 50 Free in 29.00
    • The Rails took 1st-3rd in this event!
  • Kalani Mangin took first in the 50 Back with 34.69
    • Nice job to Courtney Meyer and Josie Helm, who both had times of 37 seconds
  • Ellie Sizemore’s 1:03.91 earned her second place in the 100 Free.
    • Diana Ward and Abigail Sealine took 4th and 5th respectively
  • Maddie Dowling took 2nd in the 50 Fly with 36.92
  • Chloe Marquis took first in the 200 Free with 2:11.45. She also won the 100 IM in 1:07.87
    • Anika Snow swam a 2:35.70 200 Free which earned her 4th!
  • Torin Lackmann won the 50 Breaststroke in a 35.91 over a fellow teammate Cat Dooley by just a few one-hundredths of a second
    • The Rails took 1st-4th place in this event with great swims by all the girls!
  • 200 Free Relay of Marquis, Mangin, Dooley, Sizemore swam a 1:56.09 to take first by over 8 seconds!
    • The Rails also had three other relays on the podium!

*Note: The meet started off a bit strange when most of the medley relays were disqualified. That is not an error in the results. Because of this, and two events only having five entries, there are only 49 podium spots available, instead of the expected 54.

Here’s a few photos from the meet. Enjoy! (Photo credit: A. Meyer)

SDMS Club Swimming
This meet marks the end of the 5 week middle school girls swim season. However, if your daughter is interested in swimming until February 22nd, she can join the club swim team exclusively for Southside families (includes Carlisle and Norwalk). Please contact Coach Weber for the prorated fee. Your practice slot would remain the same.


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