Rails Take 2nd at Conference Meet

Bennett, Dooley, Benson, Trucano wins!

The Conference Championship Meet was held 10/19 (diving) and 10/20 (swimming). The meet was success for Rails swimmers and divers alike! Several athletes saw new personal and season bests. Plus, the Rails took second overall! Check out the recaps for each portion of the meet below.

Diving Recap
The diving portion of the meet featured five divers, four from Lincoln and one from Roosevelt. The Rails divers did a great earning the top three spots!

  • Jolynn Harris took gold for the 3rd straight conference meet!
  • Chloe Pearson dove a personal best 362, putting her 25th in the state
  • Haley Allen dove a personal best score of 299.50, just shy of breaking into the 300 Point Club!
  • Katelynn Vasey dove her first 11-dive meet and had a great score of 271.75! She stood up as 5th place on the podium (as a JV diver).

Swimming Recap
The swimming portion the meet featured several swimmers getting best times! In fact, the highlights below will focus mostly on the JV girls since they were fully tapered for the conference meet. Check out some of the meet highlights below:

  • Rails JV Medleys took first and second!
    • Rails “A” of Magin, Ward, Hoefler, and Schmitt took first with a 2:11.20
    • Rails “B” of Allen, Dougherty, Hanson, Nguyen took second with a 2:16.27
  • Kylie Lynch took second in the JV 200 Free with a personal best – 2:28.38 (-4.19 seconds)
  • In the JV 50 Free
    • Lanchi Nguyen’s 29.81 was a personal best time (-1.64 seconds) and earned her third place
    • Maddie Dowling took 6th with a personal best time of 30.39 (-1.94 seconds)
    • Emily Daughenbaugh swam a 31.43 (-.96 seconds)
    • Chloe Dougherty swam a 31.50 (-.60 seconds)
    • Gina Goshon swam a 33.11 (-.97 seconds)
    • Anna Jasper swam a 36.51 (-.98 seconds)
  • In the JV 500 Free:
    • Jessica Warrell took first with a personal best 6:31.82 (-6.35 seconds)
    • Kylie Lynch took second with a personal best 6:45.33 (-8.38 seconds)
  • Rails Sprint Relay of Nguyen, Poli, Crady, and Hoefler took first in the JV 200 Free Relay with a 1:54.77
  • Bennett, Dooley, Benson and Trucano won the Varsity 200 Free Relay in a season-best 1:48.02
  • Jordan Hanson swam the Varsity 100 Back and swam a personal best 1:13.28 (-1.23 seconds)
  • Kelly Klinge took 6th in the JV 100 Back with a 1:21.06
  • Chloe Dougherty took 6th in the JV 100 Breastroke with a 1:29.72 (-1.33 seconds)
  • Cat Dooley swam to a gold medal in the Varsity 100 Breaststroke with a personal best time of 1:13.12 (-1.63 seconds)
  • In the JV 400 Free Relay:
    • Rails “A” (Mangin, Worth, Nguyen, Ward) took 2nd with a 4:23.75
    • Rails “B” (Allen, Hoefler, Dowling, Lynch) took 3rd with a 4:36.40
    • Rails “C” (Warrell, Struve, Klinge, Dougherty) took 4th with a 4:42.42

Final Scores:
Roosevelt – 489
Lincoln – 439
East – 307
Ottumwa – 248
Hoover– 187
North– 158

Below are a just few of the great photos from the Conference Championship swim meet. Parents can always see the full array of photos from a meet on the swim team’s Shutterfly website. Just log-in. Contact us if you need access to the site.

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