SL swimmers compete in pentathalon

Thursday, September 6, 2001

SIOUX CITY - Billie Blanchard and Amber Griffin each finished eighth in an event to help lead Storm Lake at the Sioux City East pentathalon swim meet on Tuesday night.

The pentathalon includes five swimming events and one diving event. They include the 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly, 50 breast stroke and 100 individual medley.

Blanchard finished eighth in the 50 freestyle in 28.28 seconds, while Griffin was eighth in the 50 breast stroke with a time of 37.77 seconds.

Kayla Snow was 10th in the 50 backstroke in 33.66 seconds, while Griffin was 16th in the 100 individual medley in 1 minute, 16.28 seconds. Kyla Anderson placed 19th in the 50 butterfly in 34.05 seconds.

"This meet gives each coach a chance to see their girls swim in all events," Storm Lake coach Deb Blanchard said.

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