Girls' swimming and diving: Section 6A meet begins today
Many of last year’s Section 6A girls’ swimming and diving competitors who earned spots in the State Class a meet last season will be back once again to compete for spots as the qualifying meet begins today at the University of Minnesota-Morris at 5 p.m.
Competition will continue tomorrow, Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m.
Alexandria’s only competitor in last year’s state meet, Rosey Erickson, graduated, and the Cardinals will be looking for new representation.
Sartell-St. Stephen will hold most of the firepower when today’s action begins as Marisa Wood returns. She set a new Class A record in the 200 free and the 500 free events as she led her team to a third place finish.
Here’s a list of the teams competing and how last year’s state entrants did:
SECTION 6A SWIMMING AND DIVING
St. Cloud Apollo
St. Cloud Cathedral/St. John’s Prep
200 MEDLEY RELAY – 4. Sartell (Ellen Bloom, Tarin Anding, Lauren Mertens), SCC/SJP – Maddy Pesch, Katie Windschitl, Anna Saliares
200 FREE – 1. Marisa Wood, Sartell, new Class A record; Molly Peichel, Sartell
200 IM – 3. Ellen Bloom, Sartell; 12. Maddy Pesch, SCC/SJP, 14. Rebecca Miller, Apollo.
50 FREE – 6. Whitney Weisz, LF; Bridget Opdahl, MM.
DIVING – 9. Morgan Kingston, Melrose; Jacke Blomker, Melrose.
100 BUTTERFLY – Rebecca Miller, SCA, Gabi Sawyer, Melrose.
100 FREE –8. Tarin Anding, Sartell, Whitney Weisz, Little Falls
500 FREE – 1. Marisa Wood, Sartell, new Class A record., Samantha Rasmussen, Melrose.
200 FREE RELAY – 1. Sartell-St. Stephen (Tarin Anding, Molly Piechel, Lauren Martens, Marisa Wood, Little Falls (Mackenzie hanson, Josie Lange, Whitney Weisz)
100 BACK – 2. Ellen Bloom, Sartell, Gaby Hagen, Sartell, Michelle Porter, Sauk Centre
100 BREAST – 14. Tarin Anding, Sartell. Maddy Pesch, SCC, Molly Piechel, Sartell.
400 FREE RELAY – 3. Sartell (Ellen Bloom, Lauren Martens, Gaby Hagen, Marisa Wood). SCC/SJP (Katie Windschitl, Maddy Pesch).