Swim and Dive: Cardinals earn road victory over Albany

The Alexandria girls swimming and diving team earned a road victory over Albany on Tuesday, 60-41.

Alexandria's Emma Bugher swims the 100 breaststroke during the Cardinals' win over Little Falls on Aug. 26, 2021. Bugher was a part of three first place finishes for the Cardinals in their win over Albany on Sept. 20, 2022.
(Eric Morken / Alexandria Echo Press)

The Alexandria girls swimming and diving team was victorious in a meet on the road against Albany on Tuesday, winning it 60-41.

Alexandria had a strong showing in the 200 medley relay, with the team of Rayna Holm, Emma Bugher, Alaina Guenther and Grace Urke taking first (2:02.16). Alexandria also had a strong showing in the 200 freestyle relay as the team of Guenther, Bugher, Summer Overland and Jisella Haskamp earned first (1:47.73).

Overland earned first in the 200 freestyle (2:07.02) and in the 500 freestyle (5:42.26), while Urke won the 200 IM (2:23.92) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.06). Haskamp won the 50 freestyle (25.36) and 100 butterfly (1:03.86), while Bugher won the 100 backstroke (1:14.56) and Lauren Hornstein won first in the 1-meter dive (193.70)

Guenther won the 100 freestyle with a time of 59.44.

Alexandria is at home for a meet on Thursday at 6 p.m. against Brainerd. Brainerd placed second (352) at the West Fargo Border Battle on Saturday, Sept. 17, while Alexandria (276) finished third and Albany finished sixth (148).


The Cardinals are now 4-2 on the season.

Alexandria 60, Albany 41

ALEXANDRIA TOP-FOUR FINISHES - 200 MEDLEY RELAY - Rayna Holm, Emma Bugher, Alaina Guenther, Grace Urke, 1st, 2:02.16; Chelsey Weigel, Izzy Rodriguez, Elise Maagard, Ning Zhang, 4th, 2:13.41; 200 FREESTYLE - Summer Overland, 1st, 2:07.02; Josie Hergott, 4th, 2:30.65; 200 IM - Grace Urke, 1st, 2:23.92; Emma Bugher, 2nd, 2:28.11; 50 FREESTYLE - Jisella Haskamp, 1st, 25.36; Rayna Holm, 2nd, 27.77; 1-meter dive - Lauren Hornstein, 1st, 193.70; Erica Johnson, 3rd, 164.60; 100 BUTTERFLY - Jisella Haskamp, 1st, 1:03.86; Elise Maagard, 3rd, 1:14.50; 100 FREESTYLE - Alaina Guenther, 1st, 59.44; Rayna Holm, 2nd, 1:00.73; 500 FREESTYLE - Summer Overland, 1st, 5:42.26; Izzy Rodriguez, 4th, 6:43.86; 200 FREESTYLE RELAY - Alaina Guenther, Emma Bugher, Summer Overland, Jisella Haskamp, 1st, 1:47.73; Elise Maagard, Cora Bumgarner, Josie Hergott, Ning Zhang, 4th, 2:03.23; 100 BACKSTROKE - Grace Urke, 1st, 1:04.06; Chelsey Weigel, 4th, 1:11.83; 100 BACKSTROKE - Emma Bugher, 1st, 1:14.56; Alaina Guenther, 3rd, 1:22.69; 400 FREESTYLE RELAY - Rayna Holm, Summer Overland, Grace Urke, Jisella Haskamp, X3:55.00; Elise Maagard, Madeline Boe, Izzy Rodriguez, Chelsey Weigel, X4:35.42

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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