The Yellowjacket swimmers had a blast in Fosston on Thursday, September 10th! It was a really close meet, with the final spread of 9 points being the furthest spread of the night. For most of the meet, we were neck-and-neck, trading leads. This made for a really fun and exciting evening in the pool.
All together, the girls set 19 new personal records, cutting a total of 46.62 seconds. For the second meet in a row, the biggest time drop of the night goes to eighth grader Molly Meyer, who cut 27.39 seconds in the 500 freestyle. Junior Irene Mursu also qualified for sections in two more events, the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke. This brings her personal total of section cuts to five.
The team had several first place finishes. In JV, eighth grader Elle McDonald won the 200 freestyle, seventh grader Maggie Vickmark won the 200 IM, senior Shanetta Reitmeyer won the 100 butterfly, and junior Jasmyn Olson won the 100 backstroke. In varsity, the 200 medley A relay (sophomore Lucie Meyer, Mursu, seventh grader Taylor Ziemke, and sophomore Lucy Schultz) took first, and Mursu won the 200 IM and the 100 backstroke.
We had a lot of fun last night, and even without spectators, it was a LOUD pool deck. With so many close races, in both JV and varsity, there was a lot of tension and even more excitement. Both teams had a lot of fun, and we’re ready to keep that fun going.
Over the next week, we’re going to do a lot of hard work, trying to really test our strength and endurance. The girls have their next opportunity to prove themselves next Thursday, September 17th, in Detroit Lakes.
JV – Perham/New York Mills 34 – Fosston-Bagley 33
Varsity Fosston-Bagley 47 – Perham/New York Mills 38