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Swimmers swim their best

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

14 season best times

The Storm Lake girls swim team had a successful day at the district swim meet on Saturday at Fort Dodge even though the Tornadoes did not qualify any events for the state meet.

Storm Lake finished 10th in the team standings with 66.5 points. Ankeny was the winner with 415.5 points.

"We had 14 season-best times ... that's what we were after," Storm Lake coach Deb Blanchard said. "I would have liked to have seen a few more, but I'm sure glad for the ones we did get."

Kyla Anderson finished seventh in the 100 breast stroke with a time of 1 minute, 17.42 seconds, which was a season-best time.

The 200 medley relay team of Lauren Judas, Anderson, Brittany Goedert and Billie Blanchard finished ninth in 2:10.83. The 200 freestyle relay unit of Blanchard, Megan Bishop, Jess Anderson and Goedert placed ninth in a clocking of 1:53.55.

The 400 freestyle tandem of Blanchard, Bishop, Jess Anderson and Goedert were 10th in 4:13.93, which was a season-best time.

Posting season-best times for Storm Lake were Maya Peterson in the 200 freestyle in 2:25.07, Tessa Winterton in the 200 freestyle in 2:31.37, Ashley Gustafson in the 200 freestyle in 2:35.97, Jess Anderson in the 100 butterfly in 1:13.34, Kyla Anderson in the 100 freestyle in 1:05.67, Natalie Gamache in the 100 freestyle in 1:05.80, Peterson in the 500 freestyle in 6:22.03, Winterton in the 500 freestyle in 6:58.06, Amber Messerole in the 500 freestyle in 7:28.91, Gamache in the 100 backstroke in 1:19.59, Angie Hohneke in the 100 breast stroke in 1:21.05 and Gustafson in the 100 breast stroke in a time of 1:23.94.

Bishop swam a time of 2:50.23 in the 200 individual medley. Blanchard posted a time of 27.79 seconds in the 50 freestyle, while Matty Richardson swam 29.34 and Allison Moore 30.12 seconds.

Moore swam a 1:06.40 time in the 100 freestyle. Judas was clocked in 1:20.26 in the 100 backstroke and Allison Niday in 1:20.67 in the 100 backstroke.

"We had several girls that were fighting a flu/cold bug, and that hurt us," Blanchard said. "The girls that hit their taper really hit it well and cut times. Several came close, but were a little short."

Storm Lake graduates six seniors - Bishop, Blanchard, Gamache, Gustafson, Hohneke, and Niday.



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