Woodbury girls swimming & diving: No. 4 Stillwater too much for RoyalsThe Woodbury swimming and diving team couldn’t upset No. 4 Stillwater in their Suburban East Conference dual meet last week.
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury swimming and diving team couldn’t upset No. 4 Stillwater in their Suburban East Conference dual meet last week.
The final score was 102-79, but the powerful Ponies mathematically won the match with two events left.
That’s not to say there weren’t any bright spots for the Royals, however.
Woodbury’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of sophomore Ana Sortland, junior Meg Graupmann and seniors Kelsie Cater and Marina Rizzo, finished in first place in the meet with a time of 1 minute, 45.26 seconds.
Also, Woodbury’s 200-yard medley relay team of Sydney Swanson, Sortland, Mikayla Mayer and Kristina Swanson finished in second place with a time of 1:55.79, just back of Stillwater’s winning time of 1:55.23.
Individually, in addition to helping boost the 200 medley and 200 free relays, Sortland touched the wall first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.54, edging Stillwater’s Sophia Bisch (1:07.93) and also earned second place in the 200 free with a time of 2:00.35.
In other swimming events, Mayer took second place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:16.88 and was second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:02.16, Rizzo earned second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 27.01, and Kristina Swanson, Carter and Rizzo took third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 100-yard freestyle.
In the diving competition, Woodbury’s All-State diver Lauren Puglisi didn’t compete in the meet. However, eighth grader Meghan Miller had a breakout performance, taking second place with a score of 175.80. Also, senior Megan George earned third place with a 172.80 score.
Next, Woodbury plays host to Hastings at Woodbury High School on Thursday, Oct. 11. It is the Royals’ Senior Night.