SIOUX CITY - Megan Kestel won the 200 yard freestyle and the 200 freestyle relay team also was victorious to lead Storm Lake in a dual swim meet against Sioux City East. East won the dual 99-81.
"We lost by 18, but 10 of those points were from diving, Storm Lake coach Deb Blanchard said. "So in head-to-head swimming, we lost by eight points."
Kestel posted a time of 2 minutes, 17.41 seconds in the 200 freestyle. The 200 freestyle relay team of Billie Blanchard, Kayla Snow, Megan Bishop and Kelly Schultz had a time of 1:55.78.
Placing second were Snow in the 200 individual medley in 2:37.84, Blanchard in the 50 freestyle in 28.79 seconds, Emily Holliday in the 100 freestyle in 1:05.90, Kestel in the 500 freestyle in 6:05.50, Sybil Reinert in the 100 backstroke in 1:18.79 and Amber Griffin in the 100 breast stroke in 1:21.78. The 200 medley relay tandem of Snow, Griffin, Jessica Anderson and Blanchard was second in 2:11.53. The 400 freestyle relay unit of Kestel, Snow, Reinert and Griffin placed second with a clocking of 4:20.80.
Finishing third were Holliday in the 200 freestyle in 2:26.97, Bishop in the 200 individual medley in 2:55.03, Schultz in the 50 freestyle in 29.29 seconds, Anderson in the 100 butterfly in 1:19.67, Natalie Gamache in the 100 freestyle in 1:05.97 and Kyla Anderson in the 100 breast stroke in 1:23.91.
The 200 medley relay placed third with a time of 2:19.55, as did the 200 freestyle relay in 2:03.11 and the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 4:57.03.
"Our distance girls are really starting to drop their times," Blanchard said. "Not only Megan Kestel, but Beth Kirpalani dropped almost 25 seconds. Megan Bishop and Kayla Snow did a great job in the individual medley. It was an exciting race."