Girls Swimming and Diving: Woodbury wins its first dual meet, second in invitational


Saturday afternoon

Woodbury - Second Place - 283 points

The Royals traveled to Hastings High School for an invitational on Saturday and finished in second place with 283 points, which was behind first place Hastings with 462 points. 

Woodbury had two individuals that earned first place during the invitational. Sophomore Quincie Klein finished first with a time of 2:04.35 during the 200-yard freestyle and seventh-grade diver Gabby Mauder finished first in the 1-meter diving with a score of 205.10. 

The Royals had some strong performances from a handful of swimmers and divers on Saturday including two second-place finishes and a few third and fourth place finishes. 

The second place finish came from the Woodbury 200-yard freestyle relay with a team consisting of Natalie Gessner, Abby Doyle, Sadie Sroga and Klein. The team was behind Hastings with a time of 1:49.91, which was .36 seconds away from first place. The other second-place finish came from diver Caitlyn Greenwalt with a score of 185.25.

Doyle placed third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:30.49, which was behind two Hastings swimmers. 

Woodbury will go back to dual meets next week on Thursday, September 13 as the Royals host the Ponies from Stillwater. 

Thursday night 

Woodbury 98, Roseville 80

Out of the 12 events on Thursday night's girls swimming and diving meet, the Woodbury Royals finished first in 10 of the events. This allowed Woodbury it earn its first victory of the season over Roseville.

It started off with a team win at the 200-yard medley relay from the team of Lindsay Lutton, Quinn Bruning, Maya Kramer and Natalie Gessner who swam a time of 2:09.56. The Royals also finished second and fourth with their other two teams.

Woodbury continued its dominance in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard IM with a sweep in the freestyle and a one-two finish in the IM.

Sadie Sroga finished first in the freestyle with a time of 2:10.76, while Quincie Klein finished with a time of 2:27.54 in the IM.

The sweep continued in the 50-yard freestyle as Royals' Natalie Gessner finished right in front of Anika Klund with a time of 27.53 seconds.

Roseville had the better hand in diving taking the first and second spots, while Woodbury's Caitlyn Greenwalt finished third for the Royals.

Klein came back into the pool for the 100-yard freestyle and finished with a time under a minute, 59.16, to claim the top spot for the Royals. Sophia Peterson came out with the first place spot in the 100-yard butterfly with a 1:10.70 time.

Gessner and Sroga continued to show their skills in the pool as each of them earned another first-place finish. For Gessner, it was in the 500-yard freestyle with a 5:42.67 time and Sroga finished at 1:09.50 to win the 100-yard backstroke.

The night ended with two wins for Woodbury in the relays. The first relay was the 200-yard freestyle relay and the Royals took home first with the team of Erin Powell, Kramer, Lutton and Klein. The other race was the 400-yard freestyle relay as the Royals won the top spot 15 seconds before the second place team finished. The team consisted of Gessner, Powell, Klein and Abby Doyle with a time of 4:03.18.

Woodbury will be back in the water on Saturday, September 8, as the Royals participate in an invitational at Hastings High School. Their next dual meet will be on Thursday, September 13, as Woodbury takes on Stillwater at home.