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Swimmers Set New Marks

October 18, 2012
Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

The Algona High School girls swim team placed fourth at the Charles City Quad on Tuesday Oct. 16, as they scored 106 points.

"The girls swam okay at first glance but after looking at the times we set two team records, had seven personal best times and had 12 of 30 entries beat the seed time so it wasn't as bad as it looked at first," explained Head Coach Jim Fisher. "The team had hoped to finish second but it was a good competitive meet.'

First place finishes came from Maddie Stubbs in the 200 IM and Hannah Priest in the 100 breast stroke.

Maddie Stubbs would go on to earn a second place finish in the 100 meter butterfly while teammate Nicole Kenne took second in the 500 freestyle.

Hannah Priest would finish third in the 50 meter freestyle event, while the Medley relay squad of Alyssa Williams, Hannah Priest, Maddie Stubbs and Erica Carlson took a fourth place finish. The 400 meter relay squad of Erica Carlson, Leah Hamilton, Emma Plathe and Nicole Kenne also finished fourth in their event and Kenne also earned a fouth place finish in the 200 meter freestyle.

The 200 Free Relay team of Carlson, Stubbs, Mackenzie Wilson and Priest earned a fifth place finish, while Leah Hamilton took sixth in the 200 freestyle. Emily McMahon finished sixth in the 200 IM while Alyssa Williams finished sixth in the 100 butterfly.

Erica Carlson finished sixth in the 100 backstroke and Abby Strohman earned sixth in the 100 breaststroke , while the 200 Medley Relay team of Casey Harms, Strohman, Conner Yi and Wilson finished in sixth place in the event.

Maddie Stubbs set a new meet record in the 100 butter fly and Nicole Kenne set a new mark in the 200 freestyle event.

Swimmers setting new Personal Best efforts during the quad included Leah Hamilton in the 200 free, Jordan Allen in the 500 free, Sophia Kaduce in the 100 free and Emily McMahon in the 100 breaststroke.

With the season winding down, Power rankings for members of the squad have improved steadily, according to Coach Fisher.

"Hannah Priest is ranked 46 in the state in the 100 breaststroke and 84 in the 50 freestyle, while the 200 Medley Relay is 43rd, the 200 Free Relay is 46th and the 400 Free relay is 47th. And, Shelby Brindley is ranked 85th in Diving."



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