​Lakers Girls Swim and Dive Finishes 10th In State Class A

​Lakers Girls Swim and Dive Finishes 10th In State Class A Click to Enlarge

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--The Lakers girls swim and dive team completed their 2017 season in record-breaking fashion at the State Class A meet over the weekend. Five Laker swimmers made it to finals in seven events which was enough for the team to finish 10th at the Class A meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center. The 200 yard Medley Relay of Josie Retz, Syd Gulon, Jen Tracy and Ella Henderson started the point tally with a 12th place finish. Next, Jen Tracy finished 11th in the 200 yard Individual Medley. She came back a couple events later and place 6th in the 100 yard butterfly which also placed her on the podium accepting a medal. Syd Gulon had a pair of 8th place finishes in the 500 yard freestyle and the 100 yard breaststroke. She also made it to the awards podium for medals in those events. The meet was capped off with a 7th place finish and medals for the 400 Freestyle Relay of Gulon, Tracy, Lucy Steinke and Henderson. Throughout the three-day prelims and finals at the State Class A Championship Meet, the Lakers had several record-breaking performances. New School Records were set in the 200 medley Relay-- Retz, Gulon, Tracy and Henderson broke their own record in Prelims with a time of 1:51.27. Gulon broke three records in Prelims. The first in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:12.72; The second, the 100 yard breaststroke with her time of 1:07.00 and the third in the 100 yard freestyle from her lead-off in the 400 free relay with an official time of 54.33. The 400 yard freestyle relay of Gulon, Tracy, Steinke and Henderson shattered the record they set early in the season then broke it at Sections and finally at the State Meet finals with a time of 3:38.50.

Other State Class A meet performances by the Lakers: Two Lakers made their first appearances at the Class A State meet, Kaitlyn Peterson finished 25th in the 200 freestyle and freshman Evan Westrum finished 28th in the 100 Butterfly. Diver Emma Disse finished 17th and Diver Lexi Yliniemi finished 19th.

The finals scores from the State Class A meet:

1. Visitation 247.5

2. Hutchinson 241

3. Delano 183

4. Breck School 173

5. Sartell - St Stephen 161.5

6. Blake School 144.5

7. Faribault 139.5

8. Monticello 120

9. Hill-Murray School 88

10. Detroit Lakes 79

11. Melrose Area 74

12. Orono 70

13. Benilde-St Margaret's 63

14. Sauk Centre 56.5

15. Big Lake 54

16. Waconia 45

17. Richfield 43

18. Willmar 40

18. Sauk Rapids-Rice 40

20. C-E-C Lumberjacks 32.5

21. Dassel-Cokato 24

22. Little Falls 22

23. Marshall 21

24. Hibbing 20

25. Mound Westonka Holy Family 19

25. Mankato West 19

27. Rocori 18

28. Fergus Falls 15

29. Fridley 14

30. Red Wing 11

31. Becker 10

32. Northfield 9

33. Albert Lea 8

34. Ogilvie Mora 7

35. Foley 5

36. Two Harbors-Silver Bay 3

37. Crookston 2

37. Simley 2

39. Mesabi East 1

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