Girls Swimming and Diving: Park falls to Woodbury on Thursday night
Woodbury 103, Park 80
It was a back-and-forth meet between two rival schools, Park and Woodbury, on Thursday night. The Royals were able to prevail with the win towards the end of the meet over the Wolfpack.
The Wolfpack took first place in the first event, the 200-yard medley relay, but the Royals came back with a victory in the 200-yard freestyle.
Park took the next event with a first-place finish in the 200-yard IM, but Woodbury went on to dominate and earn first place in the next six events to expand the lead.
The Wolfpack took two of the last three events to keep the margin of score close, but Woodbury won one more event towards the end to lock up the win.
These two teams are a couple weeks away from the section meet and about a month away from the state meet. Woodbury will be competing at East Ridge High School this weekend on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the True Team section meet.
Park 97, South St. Paul 75
It was a big win for the Wolfpack on Tuesday night as they scored early and often in the first place position to gain some early ground. Then, Park kept its foot on the pedal to extend the lead.
The night started with a first-place finish for Park in the 200-yard medley relay, which followed with a top three sweep in the 200-yard freestyle. The first-place position was still in favor with the Wolfpack as Megan Garofalo earned first in the 200-yard IM along with a sweep in the 50-yard freestyle.
Arachi O'Brien continued the first-place streak as she finished on top of the 100-yard butterfly along with Lauren Glenna finishing first in the 100-yard freestyle. Alyssa Larson finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with the Park 200-yard freestyle relay team finishing first after Larson.
South St. Paul earned first place in the last three events of the night, but it wasn't enough to push Park off the first-place spot as a team.
Park will take this confidence and momentum into Thursday's meet with Woodbury. The two rival teams will square off in the pool for one of its last swim meets of the season before section and state tournaments start at the end of October.