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Swimming and diving: Gators top Holdingford 95-90

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The Minnewaska-Morris swimming and diving team won nine out of 12 events last Thursday night to secure a 95-90 win over Holdingford on Parents' Night.

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"It was one of my most gratifying meets in my 18 years of coaching," head coach Linda Hoffmann said. "The girls believed and kept working hard."

Bridget Opdahl set a new pool record and won four events to lead the way. Opdahl set a new mark in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.66 in winning the event. The old record was set by Melrose freshman Gabi Sawyer last year when she posted a 1:02.67 time.

Opdahl added 200 IM, 200-medley relay and 200-freestyle relay titles to her night. Bridgitte Weaver won the 200 freestyle, the 500 freestyle and was a part of the winning 200-freestyle relay team as well.

Other first-place finishes came from Megan Thoen (200-medley relay, 100 backstroke), Julie Helander (diving, 200-free relay) and Mason Schlief (200-medley relay). The Gators also had three new section qualifiers in Schlief (100 breaststroke), Thoen (100 backstroke) and Ari Maras (100 backstroke).

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