Park girls swimming & diving: ‘Pack hits the pool against Mustangs, RaidersThe Park girls swimming and diving team competed in its first Suburban East Conference meets of 2010-11 recently, falling to Mounds View 108-68 on Thursday, Sept. 2, in Shoreview and falling to Roseville 101-77 on Thursday, Sept. 9, at Cottage Grove Middle School.
By: Patrick Johnson, Staff Writer, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park girls swimming and diving team competed in its first Suburban East Conference meets of 2010-11 recently, falling to Mounds View 108-68 on Thursday, Sept. 2, in Shoreview and falling to Roseville 101-77 on Thursday, Sept. 9, at Cottage Grove Middle School.
Against Roseville, according to head coach Amanda Johnson, Stacey Strickland earned All-Conference honors with her individual 50-meter freestyle with her time of 27.30
Additionally, the Wolfpack’s top finishes included Alli Ramey with 161.10 points in diving, Jenny Breault with a 1:12.88 in the 100-meter backstroke, Marit Christianson with a time of 1:26.02 in the 100-meter breastroke, and the 400-meter free relay team of Emily Frazer, Jenny Breault, Lissy Dorsch and Gabby Niewind with a time of 4:14.33 in the event.
“Many girls are earning lifetime personal records and our new swimmers are establishing themselves in events across the board,” Johnson said. “We look forward to a competitive season and to many more individual swimmer successes.”
Prior to the Wolfpack’s meet against the Raiders, Park took on Mounds View in the team’s first head-to-head match of the year.
Against the Mustangs, Ramey finished in second place in diving with 148.55 points, Strickland earned third place in the 200 IM with a 2:38.53 time, Christianson took third place in 500-meter freestyle with a time of 6:11.49 and Alexandra Burd finished in fourth place in 500-meter freestyle with a 6:22.65 time.
“Some of the girls are at their times from the end of last year which is exciting because now we can focus on going faster and swimming smarter swims,” Johnson said. “There where quite a few that did some form of conditioning over the summer and that will help the girls tremendously. The coaches are very excited to see what's in store coming up in the season.”
Next, Park hosts SEC foe White Bear Lake on Thursday, Sept. 16, at Cottage Grove Middle School.