06 September 2013

Girls Swimming: Tigers leave Wingers behind

Kirsten Kracke 3 1st place finishes (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington dominated from start to finish in a 99-79 road Missota Conference dual meet win at Red Wing Thursday night.

The Tigers won the first six events and seven of the first nine before swimming the final three in exhibition status.

"Our top girls swam less events in an effort to get their teammates more swims," Farmington coach Jen Marshall said. "Red Wing has a six-lane pool so there's less entries...We're swimming well right now but still need to fine tune little things."

Senior Kaitlyn O'Reilly, who turned in a trio first place efforts (200 individual medley, 200 medley relay and 100 butterfly), set a pool record in the 200 medley with a clocking of 2:01.9.

Kaitlyn O'Reilly 3 1sts, pool record in the 200 IM (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Kirsten Kracke claimed two individual events, winning the 200 and 500 freestyle, and teamed up with Catherine Gehrke, Lexie Bray and Hannah Seitzinger to win the 200 freestyle relay..

Chelsea Gehrke won the 50 freestyle race and Kendall Novak topped the final one-meter diving standings. Sara Kintner, Cora Ruzicka and Grace Roach joined O'Reilly on the first place 200 medley relay team.

The visitors added seven second place finishes in the blowout victory. Ruzicka accounted for two of them with runner-up efforts in the 200 medley and 100 breaststroke. Chloe Holton also scored a pair of seconds in the 100 and 200 freestyle.

Tori Sontag took second place on the one-meter board and Chelsea Gehrke was runner-up in the 500 freestyle. The final second place Farmington points went to the 200 freestyle relay team of Emily Ley, Holton, Roach and Kintner

Saturday the Tigers head to the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center for a big invitational meet before resuming their dual meet season next Tuesday against Hastings at the Dodge pool.