Swimming

Rails Have Historic State Meet

November 8, 2011

The state meet in Marshalltown (11/5/11) was especially memorable for the Lincoln Rails Women's team because school history was made! Brittany Purscell, a sophomore, won the 100 Breaststroke in a time of 1:05.55, making her the first women's swimming state champion in Lincoln history. [Read More] READ MORE

Regionals Recap

November 2, 2011

The Regionals meet on Saturday, October 29th was a big day for the women's swim team. The girls tapered for the meet for almost two weeks. They were hoping to see some big time drops. And they did! There were notable swims throughout the day including: [Read More] READ MORE

Rails Take 2nd at Metro Conf. Meet

October 24, 2011

The Lincoln Rails Girls Swim Team had a nice finish to the regular season last Thursday (10/20) evening, taking second overall at the CIML Metro Conference Championship meet at Roosevelt High School. Lincoln had two conference champions; Emilie Skartvedt in diving and Brittany Purscell in the 50 freestyle. [Read More] READ MORE

Another “W” – This Time Against Ottumwa

October 19, 2011

The Lincoln high school women's team won big over Ottumwa with a final score of 108 - 62. The Rails went home with victories in nearly every event! A few notable swims include:
  • -- Abby Harrison's 1:10.34 100 Back
  • -- Torie Dott's 100 Free time of 1:06.22
  • -- Alex Bennett's 6:28.77 500 Free
It was a great wrap-up to the dual meet season. But this busy week isn't over yet! Oct. 19th brings the Metro Conference Diving meet, where Emilie and Cat will be competing. The meet begins at 5:00 p.m. and will end around 6:00 p.m. at Roosevelt High School. Oct. 20th is the Metro Conference Swim meet which begins at 4:30 p.m. also at Roosevelt High School. We'd love to see our fans out wearing FAN SHIRTS and cheering on the Rails! READ MORE

Rails Take 3rd at LHS Invite

September 26, 2011

Congratulations to the Rails Swimming Women's team! They took 3rd in the Lincoln Invite on Saturday (9/24) and earned some new season best times along the way. The day began with diving. Boone jumped out to an early lead taking the top spot. With a panel of five judges, the Rails divers got a chance to see what 11-dive meets are all about. Torie Dotts dove well - earning her best score of the season, 110.70 for six dives. Swimming started at 11:30 a.m. with the Medley Relay. The Rails' Medley took first overall with a time of 1:58.65 - a new season best time! From there the day was a success ... [Read More] READ MORE

Healthy Eating

September 21, 2011

Every athlete has to watch their eating habits in order to maximize their abilities in a race. Empty calories will only slow you down in your exercise regimen. Be sure to eat enough good carbohydrates. Plus, fruits and vegetables are a must. Don’t forget your milk! Milk is a proven necessity every day, instead of drinking only water after practice; drink a glass of chocolate milk! READ MORE

4 Meets, One Week!

September 21, 2011

The High School Women's team had four meets inside of seven days: Ames (9/13), S.E. Polk & Carroll (9/15) and North (9/20). The Rails performed well, earning some new personal and/or season best times. Some great swims include:
  • * Alex Bennett's swam a 6:28.20 500 Free at the S.E. Polk & Carroll double dual.
  • * Jordan Greenwood's 200 IM time of 2:44.04 against S.E. Polk & Carroll was a personal best
  • * Abby Harrison swam the 100 Back in a time of 1:10.05, a new personal best
  • * The 200 Free Relay of Brittany Purscell, Olivia Simpson, Abigail Contreras and Autum Song went the fast time of the season against North - 1:51.87
  • * The Medly Relay of Abby Harrison, Brittany Purscell, Autum Song and Olivia Simpson went a 2:00.89 against North
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Starting Off Right: 3-0 Record

September 2, 2011

The High School Women's team finished the first week of meets right - ending with a 3-0 record. The recent swim meet against Fort Dodge concluded with a final score of Rails - 122, Dodgers - 63. Though the Rails won, there were several close races. By working hard to earn each race, the team improved and dropped more time. In fact, the evening held some big milestones, including ... [Read More] READ MORE