Swimmers dominate invite

By Becky Walz,

The Vikings finished in first place at the Tro-Hawk Swimming & Diving Invitational Saturday, Sept. 11, in Waterloo.
The Decorah girls totaled 415 points on the day, notching six first-place finishes.
“The team had a great day in the pool. We saw a lot of great races and strong finishes,” said Coach Allie Bachelder. “The girls had many in-season time drops which is encouraging based on where we are in our training for the season.”
Julia Alberts, Margaret Rhodes and Grace Bachelder went one-two-three in the 200-yard freestyle event. Paige Werner captured two crowns, besting the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle fields. Rhodes won the 100-yard butterfly, with Emily Voyna coming home a close second. Katerina Kovarik finished first in the 500-yard freestyle. The 400-yard freestyle relay of Werner, Maeley Nefzger, Alberts and Kovarik also won gold.
The Vikes will dive back into competition Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m., in their only home meet of the season against Waterloo East at the Luther College Natatorium. Saturday, Sept. 18, Decorah will compete at the Iowa City High invite at 8:30 a.m.

Tro-Hawk Invite team scores
1. Decorah 415; 2. Thomas Jefferson 288; 3. Waterloo United 272; 4. Vinton-Shellsburg-Union 157; 5. Ottumwa 148; 6. Keokuk 37

Individual results
1 mtr. diving (Varsity) – 3. Brinley Krivachek, 394.80; 7. Leslie Campbell, 264.10; 8. Paige Lange, 256.80
1 mtr. Diving (JV) – 1. Cori Timm, 130.60; 2. Rorie Wiedow, 108.40; 3. Mikeal Havens, 100.35; 4. Addy Hershberger, 89.40
200 medley relay – 2. Ashley Elsbernd, Katrina Kovarik, Margaret Rhodes, Paige Werner, 2:05.52; 7. Joey Vobr, Lauren Johnson, Grace Stegen, Kylie O’Hara, 2:17.68; 8. Annie Ondrashek, Jorja Folkedahl, Erica Ollendick, Naomi Simon, 2:20.11; 9. Rylee Kapler, Rebecca Bruening, Mya Redenius, Kendra Elsbernd, 2:24.20
200 free – 1. Julia Alberts, 2:08.10; 2. Rhodes, 2:11.80; 3. Grace Bachelder, 2:20.75; 10. A. Elsbernd, 2:31.06; 14. Kalissa Schmelzer, 2:42.53
200 IM – 3. Vobr, 2:45.77; 5. Thea Schissel, 2:49.78; 7. Johnson, 2:42.76; 8. Ollendick, 2:58.70; 10. Autumn Schmitt, 3:05.46
50 free – 1. Werner, 26.59; 4. Maeley Nefzger, 27.74; 7. O’Hara, 29.13; 13. K. Elsberndm 30.46; 14. Elayna Hook, 30.81; 15. Stegen, 31.04; 24. Folkedahl, 34.43; 25. McKenzie Tollefson, 35.49; 26. Simon, 35.63; 28. Lily Iverson, 36.11
100 fly – 1. Rhodes, 1:05.41; 2. Emily Voyna, 1:05.99; 9. Vobr, 1:19.80
100 free – 1. Werner, 58.01; 2. Alberts, 58.69; 13. Ollendick, 1:07.59; 18. Iverson, 1:18.41; 20. Faith Starrett, 1:19.28
500 free – 1. Kovarik, 5:55.21; 5. Bruening, 6:25.81; 6. Bachelder, 6:28.39; 7. A. Elsbernd, 6:36.67; 9. Mya Redenius, 6:44.65
200 free relay – 2. O’Hara, Nefzger, Rhodes, Alberts, 1:51.62; 6. Kapler, Schissel, K. Elsbernd, Bachelder, 2:02.07; 7. Hook, Stege, Ollendick, Johnson, 2:04.10; 11. Schmelzer, Folkedahl, Hershberger, Bridget Bentley, 2:17.52; 12. Starrett, Simon, Schmitt, Iverson, 2:20.99
100 back – 2. Nefzger, 1:10.32; 5. Schissel, 1:13.30; 7. Voyna, 1:13.80; 9. O’Hara, 1:15.66; 11. Kapler, 1:21.32; 12. Redenius, 1:21.83; 15. Ondrashek, 1:31.06; 16. Schmelzer, 1:32.06; 17. Tollefson, 1:36.96; 21. Simon, 1:47.94
100 breast – 3. Kovarik, 1:17.42; 7. Johnson, 1:24.40; 12. Stegen, 1:32.83; 13. Schmitt, 1:34.38; 14. Bentley, 1:36.04; 16. Hershberger, 1:47.90
400 free relay – 1. Werner, Nefzger, Alberts, Kovarik, 4:00.26; 3. Schissel, Vobr, Bachelder, A. Elsbernd, 4:25.35; 7. Bruening, Redenius, Kapler, Hook, 4:40.85; 9. Starrett, Tollefson, Schmelzer, Hershberger, 5:16.71

 

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