Following results and commentary courtesy of Storm Lake coach Jodi Mongan.
The Storm Lake Girls’ Swim Team hosted their only home meet of the season Thursday night in front of a good crowd. They honored their 3 seniors Amber Sanchez, Brooklyn Ahlers and Captain Emily Beukelman. The format was a double dual with Spencer and Algona. The preliminary results showed Storm Lake splitting with the two visiting teams. Versus Spencer the hosts came up short at 39-55 and against Algona they won 69 to 25. Spencer beat Algona 77 to 17.
Senior Emily Beukelman and Junior Kylie Mongan each had one individual win during the meet. Emily’s was in the 100 yd butterfly where she finished in 1:06.81 and Kylie’s was in the 200 yd freestyle event with a time of 2:11.03. Junior Grace Meier had a pair of 2nd place finishes and a season best time in one of those swims. In the 200 yd Individual Medley she finished in 2:23.06 and in the 100 yd breaststroke her season best time was 1:12.76. Beukelman was also 2nd behind teammate Mongan in the 200 yd freestyle with her 2:16.9 finish. A trio of 3rd place finishes rounded out the top individual varsity performances for the meet. Mongan was 3rd in a close 100 yd backstroke race where her final time was 1:07.54, Sophomore Megan Brown was 3rd in the 50 yd freestyle in :28.28 and Sophomore Alli Graff was 3rd in the 200 yd I.M. in 2:31.05.
The top varsity relay finish was in the final event of the meet, the 400 yd Freestyle Relay. The team of Beukelman, Graff, Mongan and Meier was 1st in 4:02.93. In the first event of the meet, the 200 yd Medley Relay, Freshman Kennedy Tate, Sophomores Sami Lalone, Megan Brown and Brooklyn Wissbaum were 2nd in 2:07.79. In the 200 yd Freestyle Relay the two Storm Lake relays finished 2nd and 3rd. The 2nd place team was made up of Graff, Meier, Mongan and Brown and their time was 1:50.3; while the 3rd place relay team was Sophomores Isabel Gebers, Taylor Richardson, Wissbaum and Sr. Beukelman who finished in 1:55.71.
Top JV individual finishes were Sophomore Vivian Keenan in the 200 yd freestyle, Wissbaum and Richardson took 1st and 2nd in the JV 50 yd freestyle, respectively. Gebers was 1st in the 100 yd freestyle and another Sophomore, Chloe Lalone was 1st in the JV 100 yd breaststroke. The 200 yd Freestyle relays took 1st and 2nd. The 1st place team was Sami Lalone, Senior Brooklyn Ahlers, Keenan and Tate; while in 2nd were Sophomores Addie Cosgrove, Mercedes Juelfs, Chloe Lalone and Freshman Emma Jensen.
I was disappointed that we didn’t get more great swims, which we usually do at this meet but we are trying to stay focused on the end of the season which is a month away. It is always fun to celebrate and highlight our seniors and give them some gifts from the team. We will be very busy over the next two weeks when we will have 4 meets! Next up is Carroll on Tuesday and then Sioux City Metro again next Thursday.