The girls varsity swim team is off to a key start, already having six girls qualify for the state meet in May. The team also won their first two meets, defeating Shawnee Mission Northwest by over 100 points in both meets.
The girls competed in the Shawnee Mission District meet, a meet against all Shawnee Mission schools, on March 25. The girls won with a score of 532, with the next closest scoring 368.
“This meet is always a good one,” Linscott said prior to the meet. “It’s fun to have our fastest girls race all of Shawnee Mission’s fastest girls, especially because we get to see competition within our district.”
The girls also competed against Shawnee Mission Northwest on March 30 for their first home meet of the season. The team won with a score of 144 points to their 41 points.
Head Coach Rob Cole is hoping to have more athletes qualify for state earlier in the season than in past years, especially with having such a young team this year. Having six athletes qualify in the first two meets is vital in order achieve this goal, but the girls must keep working hard, according to Cole and Linscott.
The team continues their road to state this week with another home meet Tuesday, April 4 and the Olathe Invitational meet on Friday, April 7. The Olathe meet will be the first time the girls face their rival team, Lawrence Free State.