The Rails traveled to Roosevelt to square off against their toughest conference opponent on Tuesday (9/26). The Rails had only beaten the Riders one time in school history – 2006. But this year proved to be one for the history books! The team came away with 16 point win! The final score for the meet was Rails 101, Riders 85.
The meet started out with a close medley relay race, which the Rails won. But that wasn’t the last close race of the night as the Rails and Riders battled back and forth in several races. Despite the fact the Riders won the majority of events, ultimately, the Rails depth prevailed to a big win.
“The girls are thrilled that as part of their 50th anniversary season, they could make some school history,” said Coach Weber. “But I don’t think they are done yet. They’ll be turning their attention to the elusive Conference Championship Meet which no Rails Girls’ team has ever won. And following that will be Regionals and, hopefully, a trip to State for several girls on the team.”
The Rails are now 7-1 on the season and remain undefeated in the conference.
Below are few meet highlights. While we can’t recognize everyone below, the varsity meet results can be viewed at http://www.quickstatsiowa.com.
- Medley Relay (Marquis, Dooley, Zaugg, Snow) won a close one in 1:58.52
- Diana Ward’s 200 IM was a season-best of 2:43.67
- Cat Dooley’s 50 Free time was her season best – 26.72
- Divers took 1st, 2nd and 3rd! Haley Allen had a season-best score of 168.20
- Anika Snow swam her second fastest 100 Free ever of 57.57
- Kalani Mangin stepped up big with her 100 Back finish of 3rd in a 1:09.89
- Cat Dooley (1:13.79) and Torin Lackmann (1:14.84) took first and second in the 100 Breaststroke in a big race
- Kalani Mangin earned her Sub :60 shirt after several 1:00 swims this season, swimming a 59.90 in the 400 Free Relay
Below are some photos from the meet. To see more, check out the team’s photo website in the coming days.