Photo by Luke Hoffman
The laughter of the girls swim and dive team rang through First Watch early friday morning. The team met up for breakfast before they headed to California Trail for eight O’clock warm ups. The meet the girls refer to as league took place on May 5th and 6th.
League is a two day swim meet against all the Varsity teams in the Sunflower League. The meet is both a chance for the team to prep for state and one of the last chances for the swimmers and divers to achieve state cuts.
Not only did the girls swim team come out with a win, but eight swimmers received times fast enough to send them to state. Emma Broaddus and Elizabeth Sandstrom both qualified for 100 Breast, Zoe Ryland and Crissie Bloomquist qualified for the 500 Free, Anna Gunderman qualified for the 200 IM, Miranda Hack qualified for the 200 Free, Janie Mahaffy qualified for the 50 Free and Molly Kate Ford qualified for the 100 Free.
The dive team overall won first place and three of the four divers made it to finals. Individually diver Lily Condon took 6th place, Riley Kimmel took 7th and Lauren Terry received 8th.
“I had a few average dives but also some good ones.” Sophomore Lauren Terry said, “The meet could have gone better, but I’m still pretty proud of my performance.”
The swimmers and divers well head to Topeka next week in hopes to come back as returning state champions.