Girls swimming & diving: Raptors top Royals in district showdown
The East Ridge girls swimming and diving team topped rival Woodbury 105-81 in an intra-district showdown on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Woodbury High School pool.
However, both sides turned out a number of top performances.
For East Ridge, in the win, Raptors swimmers went 1-2-3 in the 200-yard freestyle, helping the squad outscore Woodbury 13-3 in the event. Lindsey Lewis took first place with a time of 2 minutes, 1.32 seconds, followed by Maddy Peters (2:01.59) and Sydney Schmitz (2:05.76).
East Ridge also swept the 100-yard butterfly. Kayla Maatta won the event with a time of 1:03.14. Sydney Watanabe was second (1:05.39) and Emily Dahl placed third (1:05.72).
In the 500-yard freestyle, East Ridge’s Lewis took first place (5:23.49), Taylor Johnson placed second (5:27.43) and Schmitz was fourth (5:34.49) as the Raptors outscored Woodbury 12-4 in the event.
Meredith Ubel looked impressive in the sprints. In the 50-yard freestyle, she won by more than half a second with a time of 25.52. She also won the 100 free with a time of 54.56. Also, Johnson finished second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:18.15).
Three pool records were broken by Woodbury swimmers on the night, according to Woodbury first-year head coach Michelle Lieder.
The relay team of Taylor Brooks, Ana Sortland, Lucia Rizzo and Kristina Swanson combined to smash the pool’s 200-yard medley relay record with a time of 1:54.53 to take first place in the meet’s opening event. Also, Sortland broke the 200-yard individual medley record and the 100-yard breaststroke record on her own. Her time of 2:13.41 in the 200 IM won the event.
Woodbury swimmers earned first and second in the 100-yard backstroke. Taylor Brooks won the event with a time of 1:02.92 and Lucia Rizzo touched the wall second with a time of 1:03.75. Also, Brooks took second place in the 50-yard freestyle (26.10) and Swanson was third in the 50 free (26.68), while Lucia Rizzo placed second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.41 and Linnea Rizzo earned third place in the 500-yard freestyle (5:29.40).
East Ridge’s Olivia Burleigh won the diving competition with a score of 199.20. Woodbury’s Meghan Miller earned second place (182.60) and the Royals’ Rose Peterson placed third (154.60).
In a pair of relays, East Ridge’s Ubel, Peters, Lewis and Johnson won the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:45.64) topping Woodbury’s Linnea Rizzo, Leah Cody, Sydney Swanson and Kristina Swanson (1:46.93) in a good race, while the Raptors’ Ubel, Peters, Lewis and Johnson edged Woodbury’s Sortland, Brooks and Rizzo sisters in the 400 free relay with times of 3:45.62 and 3:46.92.