The Rails headed to SE Polk for their first away meet of the season on Tuesday (9/5). After last year’s loss (83-103), the team knew the Rams were going to be a tough opponent. To prepare the girls spent Labor Day weekend in the pool getting ready, even practicing on Labor Day itself! All that hard work paid off – the Rails won a big one 103-82, an almost exact flip of the score from 2016!
“We identified five meets from the 2016 season that we wanted to improve upon for 2017. In fact, we painted them on the wall of the girls’ locker room! Doing so, means the team literally sees their goals every single day. The SE Polk meet was the first one on the wall,” said Coach Weber. “The girls really set their sights on reversing the score and came ready to swim. It’s always great when their preparation and competitive fire pays off with a ‘W’.”
The meet started out with a big race in the 200 Medley Relay with the girls only winning by .08 of a second! After that boost in confidence, the team kept racing to new season best times and, even a few personal bests!
Below are just a few meet highlights.
- Medley Relay (Marquis, Dooley, Zaugg, Snow) swam the fast time of the season – 1:57.28
- Ava Zaugg earned the 5th place spot in the Top 5 list for her 200 IM swim of 2:28.13
- Anika Snow won the 50 Free in a season-best time of 26.63.
- Jolynn Harris rebroke her own school record with her score of 293.45. She also threw a new dive – Inward 2.5 Somersault!
- Ella Worth swam a season-best 100 Fly (1:10.77) and took third place
- Anika Snow had a personal best 100 Free (58:25) as did Ava Zaugg (58.96)
- Ellie Sizemore had a personal best 500 Free time with a 5:24.23!
- 200 Free Relay (Marquis, Crady, Zaugg, Snow) swam a season best time of 1:46.85
- Cat Dooley swam the 100 Breaststroke in an season best, 1:13.23
Below are some photos from the meet. Enjoy more on the team’s photo website. Log-in may be required.