The girls had some really great swims at the State Prelims! Three girls made it back to finals in a total of 5 individual events; one girls’ relay made it back to finals, and 2 team records were broken!
The girls 200 Medley Relay team of Emi Cranker, Abby Rose, Grace Duquette, and Marissa Baker swam a 2:01.21, dropping 2.5 seconds off their season-best time, and moving up 4 places to finish 17th. Marissa swam a near personal best 50 Freestyle split time of 26.24.
Emi Cranker swam a near personal best time of 2:10.44 in the 200 IM, finishing in 4th place.
Marissa Baker swam a near personal best time of 2:18.25 in the 200 IM, finishing in 9th place.
Abby Rose swam a near personal best time of 2:19.72 in the 200 IM, finishing in 12th place.
Rebekah Marks swam a near personal best time of 28.51 in the 50 Freestyle, moving up 3 places to finish in 62nd place.
Marissa Baker swam a personal best time of 1:03.67 in the 100 Butterfly, dropping more than 2 seconds and finishing in 21st place. Marissa is currently ranked #2 on the all-time top 16 list for this event.
Abby Rose broke the team record in the 500 Freestyle by 2.5 seconds, dropping 5 seconds off her best time to finish in 5:33.53! Abby placed 13th in the event.
The girls 200 Freestyle Relay team of Rebekah Marks, Grace Duquette, Caroline Roff, and Gabby Hoffer took 25th place. Rebekah swam a near personal best 50 Freestyle split. Grace Duquette swam a personal best 50 Freestyle split of 29.40. Caroline Roff swam a personal best 50 Freestyle split of 29.47. Gabby Hoffer swam a personal best 50 Freestyle split of 29.04.
Emi Cranker swam a near personal best time of 57.82 in the 100 Backstroke, finishing in 2nd place.
Gabby Hoffer swam her second-best 100 Breaststroke time of 1:20.95, finishing in 43rd place.
The girls 400 Freestyle Relay team of Emi Cranker, Grace Duquette, Marissa Baker, and Abby Rose moved up 6 places to finish in 11th place. They swam a 3:56.80, dropping more than 12 seconds off their season-best time and coming within 1 second of the team record. Emi broke the team record in the 100 Freestyle as relay leadoff with a time of 55.97! Marissa Baker swam a personal best 100 Freestyle split time of 57.44. Grace and Abby both swam near personal best 100 Freestyle split times as well.
Way to go, girls!
Thanks to coaches Kess Adams, Brynn Adams, and Summer Edge. Thanks to our managers: Emma McDowell and Taylor Ritter. Thanks to our helper parents: Julie Rainbow, Debbie Edge, and Dorie Duquette.
Thanks to our State Championship alternate swimmer: Kate Rainbow for being there and ready to swim.
Thanks to all of our spectators, including swimmers, managers, and family members up in the stands taking pictures and making a lot of noise cheering on the team!