THE BIG LAKE SWIMMING AND DIVING TEAM finished second at the Section 5A meet last Saturday.

Hornet swim team 2nd at sections

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Staff Writer
Ken Francis

 

The Big Lake swimming and diving team finished second at the Section 5A finals last Saturday at Sauk Rapids.
The Hornets missed qualifying for state as a team by 50 points. Monticello won the team title with 439 points. Big Lake was second with 389.
Although the whole team won’t be competing at the state meet, seven Hornets qualified as individuals and will swim at the U of M Aquatic Center Tuesday.
Cassie Jahn qualified for state in two individual events and two relays. She set a pool record and took the individual title in the 500 Freestyle in 5:18.58, edging Megan Messenger from Proctor/Hermantown by just over four seconds. 
She also won the title in the 200 Freestyle in 1:57.53.
Maggie Knier took second in the 100 Freestyle in 56.18.
Kelli Poffenberger finished second in the 100 backstroke in 1:05.58.
The Hornet 200 Freestyle Relay team of Knier, Sara Rebrovich, Erin Ralph and Jahn took second in 1:43.23 to qualify for state.
The 400 Freestyle Relay team of Knier, Jordyn Robarge, Laurel Pietrzak and Jahn placed second in 3:46.50.
The Hornets had more good performances throughout the meet.
In the 200 Freestyle, Robarge took fifth in 2:04.54, with Laurin Ebert sixth in 2:08.32.
In the 200 Individual Medley, Pietrzak was fourth in 2:24.56. Ralph took sixth in 2:27.01.
The 200 Medley Relay team of Poffenberger, Lara Wellumson, Ralph and Rebrovich took third in 1:57.54.
Knier finished third in the 50 Freestyle in 25.29.
In the 100 Butterfly, Ralph took sixth in 1:06.07 and Gabbie Werner was seventh in 1:06.33.
In the 500 Freestyle, Robarge placed third in 5:26.47, with Ebert fourth in 5:31.10.
Wellumson placed fourth in the 100 Breaststroke in 1:12.34.
Werner finished fifth in the 100 Backstroke in 1:09.49.
Clare Adams was the top Hornet diver, finishing 10th with 269.20 points. Cacia Stanley-Sanford had 259.70 points. Lily Noble finished with 252.70 points and Helena Lingasin had 229.10.
Final team scores were: Monticello 439; Big Lake 389; Foley 289; Sauk Rapids-Rice 269; Proctor/Hermantown 177; Becker 175; Princeton 129; Milaca 116; Cloquet/Esko/ Carlton 79; Ogilvie/Mora 41; Zimmerman 32.

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