Park girls swimming & diving: Divers finish third for ‘Pack at first meetThe Park girls swimming and diving team took part in its first meet of the year on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Suburban East Conference relays at Stillwater Junior High School.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park girls swimming and diving team took part in its first meet of the year on Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Suburban East Conference relays at Stillwater Junior High School.
Park scored 22 points to tie with White Bear Lake for ninth out of 10 teams. Defending Class 2A state champion Stillwater won the event with 160 total points.
The relays, which are an annual season opener for the SEC, are held in a unique fashion. In the meet, each event takes place in relay style. For example, in the 200-yard freestyle, each school would have up to three teams of four girls, each swimming the 200-yard freestyle as a relay.
The Wolfpack earned its best placing in the 1-meter diving competition with the trio of Kelby Land, McKay Zurn and Brooke Hendrickson. Woodbury won the event with a 198.9.
Other top finishes for Park was a sixth place finish in the 200-yard backstroke by the team of Gabby Niewind, Jenny Breault, Emily Oswald and Lissy Dorsch.
and an eighth-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly relay by the team of Alx Kruzeski, Emily Frazer, Breault and Dorsch with a time of 2:10.02. Cretin-Derham Hall won the backstroke relay in a time of 1:54.8 and Stillwater won the 200 free with a 1:57.44.
Girls swimming & diving
Suburban East Conference
Thursday, Aug. 27
Stillwater 160, Woodbury 134, Hastings 92, Cretin-Derham Hall 88, Mounds View 74, East Ridge 60, Roseville 44, Forest Lake 38, Park 22, White Bear Lake 22.