Girls Swimming: Wingers wrap up first Big Nine win
The Red Wing girls' swimming and diving team secured its first dual win of the year Thursday with a Big Nine Conference victory at Albert Lea, 98-74.
The night started with a win in the 200-yard medley relay as Grace O'Brien, Sammy Kriese, Cecilia De Jong and Teegan Beyers won with a time of 1 minute, 58.07 seconds. In the next event, the 200 freestyle, the team had a 1-2-3 finish with O'Brien (2:10.59), Madison Beyers (2:17.80) and Emma Flemke (2:24.43).
In diving, Riley Marty (141.50 points) and Kendra Steffenson (124.10) went 1-2, and the 100 butterfly had another 1-2-3 finish with De Jong (1:03.07), LeEtta McDowell (1:14.58) and Annabelle Scafe (1:16.77). Teegan (1:00.07) and Madison Beyers (1:02.48) were first and second in the 100 freestyle, and Flemke (6:21.01) and Josie Brickey (6:58.47) were 1-2 in the 500 freestyle.
The 200 freestyle relay resulted in another Winger win with Maidson, Kriese, McDowell and Kennedy Carlson finished in 1:56.28. And, the 400 freestyle relay of Teegan, Madison, O'Brien and De Jong won in 4:06.06.
De Jong (200 individual medley, 2:26.93), Teegan (50 freestyle, 27.04), O'Brien (100 backstroke, 1:07.29) and Kennedy Carlson (100 breaststroke, 1:24.82) all had second-place finishes.
"The girls swam hard. We had some outstanding swims today where the girls were able to take control of the race and finish strong," said Red Wing swim coach Mikayla Beuch. "I feel that a lot of the team is finding confidence in their swimming and they are taking more risks and we can see that it is paying off. Our divers looked great as well and every meet, they are getting better."
On Tuesday, Red Wing is back on the road for a meet in Oakdale against Tartan.