11 September 2013

Girls Swimming: Dream season continues

Senior Kaitlyn O'Reilly 2 first place finishes (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The dream season continued for the Tigers Tuesday night with a 95-85 dual meet win over Rochester Century in Rochester.

The victory was the third in as many tries for Farmington in dual meet competition. In two multi-school meets, the Tigers have won the Missota Conference Relays and the Maroon Division title at the University of Minnesota's Maroon and Gold Invitational.

"We had a fun meet with our girls swimming a lot of off events," Tiger coach Jen Marshall said. "Century is a classy team. We always enjoy our meets with them."

The results sheet shows each team won six of the 12 events, but the Tigers' superior depth allowed them to pile up large numbers of second and third place points.

All six of the Farmington first place finishes came in individual events. Kaitlyn O'Reilly scored two of them in the 200 and 500 freestyle. Other winners included Cora Ruzicka (50 freestyle); Grace Roach (100 butterfly); Chelsea Gehrke (100 freestyle) and Kirsten Kracke (100 backstroke).

Senior Cora Ruzicka 50 freestyle champion (photo by Jim Lindquist)

Four Tiger individuals and two relay teams came in second. Individual runners-up included Chelsea Gehrke (200 freestyle); Kracke (200 medley); Tori Sontag (one-meter dive) and Ruzicka (100 freestyle).

The second place relay teams were the 200 medley (Lexie Bray, Shannon Newman, Kracke, Catherine Gehrke) and the 200 freestyle (Chelsea Gehrke, Bray, Syndey Geiger, Ruzicka).

Farmington also garnered third place points in seven individual contests and two relays. Individuals included Catherine Gehrke (200 medley and 100 breaststroke); Ellie Sundet (50 freestyle); Kendall Novak (diving); Chloe Holton (500 freestyle); Bray (100 butterfly) and Roach (100 backstroke).

The two third place relay finishers were the 200 medley foursome of Emily Ley, Ruzicka, Holton and Sundet and the 200 freestyle quartet of Katie Anderson, Catherine Gehrke, Hanna Sundt and O'Reilly.

The Tigers will be aiming for their fourth straight dual meet win of the season Thursday when they entertain New Prague at the Dodge Middle School pool.