The Rails traveled to Roosevelt to square off against their toughest conference opponent on Tuesday (9/25). Coming off their 2017 win, the Rails had their sights set on beating the Riders for a second straight year for the first time in school history. While last year was a close one, only 16 point win, this year proved to be a little different with the Rails winning by 70 points! The final score was Rails 128, Riders 58.
The meet started out with a dominant Rails medley relay where the Rails took first and second! But the team didn’t let up the pressure. They won the 200 Free by .01 of second, race, took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 50 Free and won diving. The second half of the meet was equally impressive! The Rails took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in two more events, 1st and 2nd in two others and won two more!
“This year was a particularly sweet victory for the team. They’ve been able to win before, but haven’t been able to repeat. Now they have. They’ve proven they’re the real deal. After decades of the Riders being atop the conference, it’s nice to provide a new challenge.” said Coach Weber. “But these girls aren’t done yet. They want to wrap up the Conference Championship Meet victory and have a strong showing at regionals and state.”
The Rails are now 7-1 on the season and remain undefeated in the conference. Plus, they’ve got two additional invite wins under their belt.
- Won 10 of 12 events
- Took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in 3 events
- Took 1st and 2nd in 3 additional events
- Broke another school record, meaning all three relay records were set in the last three days!
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, Lackmann, Zaugg, Douds) won in 1:54.58
- Medley Relay (Worth, Dooley, L. Benson, Poli) took second in 2:01.80
- E. Sizemore won the 200 Free by .01 in 2:11.07
- Ripley Berg was a very close third with 2:11.49!
- Grace Crady was 4th with 2:14.87
- Courtney Meyer raced to an impressive 2:33.52 in the 200 IM, taking 4th
- Anika Snow won the 50 Free in 25.46.
- Aubrey Douds took 2nd with 25.49
- Cat Dooey took 3rd with 26.89
- Erica dives a personal best (basically!) in diving 186.05
- Tevka Lackmann competed in her first dual meet by learning a reverse during warm-ups!
- Ava Zaugg won the 100 Fly in 1:01.44 (personal best time!)
- Chloe Marquis took 2nd with 1:01.67
- Lauren Benson was 3rd with 1:05.40
- Aubrey Douds won the 100 Free in 55.56
- Anika Snow was 2nd with 57.81
- Kalani Mangin was third with 1:00.72
- Grace Crady’s 5:54.41 500 Free time was a season-best
- 200 Free Relay (Snow, Zaugg, Dooley, Poli) won in 1:45.70
- Chloe Marquis won the 100 Back in 1:03.50
- Hannah Groos took 2nd in 1:05.34
- Torin Lackmann won the 100 Breaststroke in 1:12.61
- Cat Dooley took 2nd in 1:12.91
- 400 Free (Zaugg, Snow, Marquis and Douds) BROKE the school record with their time of 3:48.83!