Rails Race Fast at Season Opener

  1. The Rails headed to Waukee on Tuesday, Aug. 27th for their season-opener dual meet.

The team started off strong with an impressive medley time of 1:53, winning the event by .5 of a second. From there, the team had strong showings in several events, winning 6 of 12 total.

“The best part of this evening was seeing so many girls ahead of where they were last year at this time. It’s a testament to how they’ve made the most of each practice to be prepared to compete,” said Coach Weber.

Despite the great swims, the Rails came up just a little short against Waukee this year. The final score was Rails: 79, Waukee: 107.

Meet Highlights

  • Medley relay (Marquis, Dooley, Zaugg, Douds) raced to an impressive 1:53 (the best untapered time in school history)
  • Anika Snow won the 50 Free in 25 seconds, a second faster than last year.
    • She took 2nd in the 100 Free with a 55, which was a second faster than 2018.
  • Chloe Pearson won diving with a 215.65
  • Chloe Marquis won the 100 Fly in 1:02
  • Ava Zaugg was also a 1:02, took 2nd place, and also faster than last year
  • Ellie Sizemore swam her 500 Free in 5:38, 4 seconds faster than at last year’s meet.
  • The Sprint Relay (Snow, Benson, Zaugg, Dooley) took second with a 1:44
  • Cat Dooley raced to a 1:11 100 Breaststroke time, winning the race
    • Emma Chase swam a 1:17
    • Both girls were also faster than this time last year!
  • 400 Free Relay (Snow, Marquis, Zaugg, Douds) raced to a 3:45, another untapered best in school history and took 2nd place.


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