Vikings tread rough waters

By Becky Walz,

The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team faced stiff competition from some larger schools Saturday at the Cougar Invite hosted by Cedar Rapids Kennedy, finishing 10th with 75 points. Iowa City West posted 464 for the team title.

   The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team faced stiff competition from some larger schools Saturday at the Cougar Invite hosted by Cedar Rapids Kennedy, finishing 10th with 75 points. Iowa City West posted 464 for the team title.
   While no events placed in the top three, the Vikes earned points in several events including back-to-back finishes by athletes in the 100-yard freestyle. Paige Werner touched the wall eighth in 57.53 seconds with teammate Julia Alberts close behind in 58.05 seconds, good for ninth. 
   The 200-yard freestyle relay was also ninth in 1:49.88. Members of the relay included Werner, Alberts, Katerina Kovarik and Isabella Sailor.
   Rounding out the top-10 finishes for Decorah was Alberts in the 200-yard individual medley. She posted a time of 2:29.95 for 10th place.
   The Vikings have a week to get back in the water to prepare for the Cedar Falls Invite scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1,  at Holmes Junior High at 9 a.m.

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Cougar Invite team scores
1. Iowa City West 464; 2. Johnston 438; 3. Cedar Rapids Kennedy 320; 4. Linn-Mar 309; 5. Pleasant Valley 259; 6. Iowa City City High 146; 7. Southeast Polk 142; 8. Roosevelt; 9. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 77; 10. Decorah 75

Varsity race results
   1 mtr. diving – 11. Brinley Krivachek 350.60; 16. Kailyn O’Gara 313.20; 21. Corina Timm 125.10
   200 medley relay – 13. Thea Schissel, Katerina Kovarik, Julia Alberts, Paige Werner, 2:04.83; 16. Kylie O’Hara, Brenna Parker, Isabella Sailor, Jorja Folkedahl, 2:13.59
   200 free – 18. Werner 2:11.61; 28. Lily Iverson 2:42.78; 29. Faith Starrett 2:46.06
   200 IM – 10. Alberts 2:29.95; 12. Kovarik 2:32.47; 23. Schissel 2:47.92
   50 free – 24. Rebecca Bruening 29.82; 26. Grace Stegen 30.08; 28. Rylee Kapler 30.75
  100 fly – 16. Sailor 1:39.39; 21. Mya Redenius 1:18.10; 23. Kalissa Schmelzer 1:25.58
   100 free – 8. Werner 57.53; 9. Alberts 58.05; 17. Kovarik 1:00.47
   500 free – 21. Joey Vobrg 6:20.12; 22. Bruening 6:28.69
   200 free relay – 9. Werner, Alberts, Kovarik, Sailor, 1:49.88; 18. Stegen, Autumn Schmitt, Parker, Folkedahl, 2:05.87
   100 back – 16. Schissel 1:12.46; 23. O’Hara 1:17.58; 24. Kapler 1:22.06
   100 breast – 18. Parker 1:22.95; 20. Redenius 1:24.45
   400 free relay – 14. Schissel, Bruening, O’Hara, Sailor, 4:28.84; 17. Vobr, Starrett, Iverson, Schmelzer, 4:52.55

 

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