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Woodbury girls swimming & diving: Royals sink Bears 96-82

Woodbury’s Sydney Swanson helped the Royals beat White Bear Lake 96-82 on Thursday at Woodbury High School. Swanson had two individual first-place finishes and one win as part of a relay. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)1 / 2
Woodbury’s Leah Cody swims the breastroke in the Royals' win over White Bear Lake. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)2 / 2

The Woodbury girls swimming and diving team took care of business in its lone meet last week, beating White Bear Lake 96-82 on Thursday at Woodbury High School.

Woodbury went 1-2-3 in two events (diving, 100-yard butterfly) and earned first and second in one other (200-yard free relay). The Royals mathematically sealed the meet with three events remaining.

Woodbury started the meet, winning the 200-yard medley relay as the team of Sydney Swanson, Ana Sortland, Lucia Rizzo and Taylor Brooks finished first in a time of 1 minute, 56.86 seconds.

Swanson also won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:20.01 and won the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.77). Sortland won the 50-yard freestyle (26.37) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.67) and Lucia Rizzo took first in the 100-yard freestyle (57.28).

Woodbury dominated the diving competition. Meghan Miller won the event with a score of 177.40 points. Rose Peterson finished second (164.45) and Erin Brino took third (154.35).

In other swimming events, Linnea Rizzo earned second place in the 100 butterfly (1:08.65) and Leach Cody took third (1:10.59) to give the Royals 13 of a possible 16 points in the event.

Tyalor Brooks earned second place in the 200-yard freestyle (2:27.57) followed by Maddie Norsten, who was third (2:28.28). Kristina Swanson took second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:54.74).

In the 200-yard free relay Woodbury earned first and second. The Royals’ “A” team of Brooks, Kristina Swanson, Sortland and Lucia Rizzo won the event (1:47.87) and the team of Linnea Rizzo, Kelsey Wenzel, Lizzy LeBow and Madi Wall placed second (1:52.73).

Next, Woodbury will be at perennial conference power Mounds View on Thursday.

—Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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