The Storm Lake girls swim team split a pair of duals at Spencer Monday night defeating Algona 75-19 and losing to Spencer 59-35.
Coach Jodi Mongan said, “the team got a couple wins and one new record in the varsity events and lots of 2nd and 3rd place finishes. In JV action the team had a lot of top finishes.
In varsity action Grace Meier won the 100yd breaststroke in a new record time of 1:09.39. The previous record was 1:09.78 set by Keely Soellner in 2015. The other top finisher in the varsity action was Alli Graff’s win in the 200yd Individual Medley in a time of 2:33.76.
Second place finishes included a pair for Kylie Mongan, one in the 50yd freestyle in :27.56 and the 100yd backstroke in 1:07.23. Sami Lalone finished behind Meier in the 100yd breaststroke in 1:19.29. Alli Graff had a 2nd place finish in the 500yd freestyle in a time of 6:26.55 and Megan Brown was 2nd in the 100yd butterfly in 1:12.3. Two of the team’s relays finished in second place. The 200yd Medley Relay team of Kylie Mongan, Grace Meier ,Megan Brown and Lindsay Williams finished 2nd in 2:00.85; while the same group finished the 200yd Freestyle Relay in 1:51.5.
Varsity 3rd place finishers included Taylor Richardson in both the 200yd and 100yd freestyle events in 2:23.02 and 1:03.94 respectively. Kennedy Tate was 3rd in the 500yd freestyle in 6:40.04 and Lindsay Williams was 3rd in the 100yd backstroke in 1:10.91. The team had two relay teams place 3rd. The Varsity B 200yd Freestyle Relay team of Taylor Richardson, Vivian Keenan, Emma Jensen and Isabel Gebers finished just behind their teammates in a time of 1:59.7 and the 400yd Freestyle Relay team fought from behind for 3 legs to nearly catch the 2nd place team but came up .01 short with Beth Runneberg, Vivian Keenan, Taylor Richardson and Alli Graff finishing in 4:23.86.
In the JV action the Tornado swimmers had the top 9 finishing times in the 50yd freestyle and the top 5 times in the 100yd freestyle. The top 3 in the JV 50yd freestyle were Lindsay Williams, Megan Brown and Brooklyn Wissbaum. In the JV 100yd freestyle it was Vivian Keenan, Ellie Scully and Isabel Gebers. Wissbaum was also 1st in the JV 500yd Freestyle event in 6:53.91; while Chloe Lalone won the JV 100yd breaststroke race in 1:25.66. Storm Lake also had 2 winning JV relay teams. In the JV 200yd Freestyle Relay it was Chloe and Sami Lalone, along with Jaylyn Vandervort and Beth Runneberg finishing 2nd and in the 400yd Freestyle Relay Chloe Lalone and Jaylyn Vandervort were joined by Mercedes Juelfs and Brooklyn Wissbaum for the win”.