Helen Heimark swims the 200-yard freestyle event at the state tournament on Friday. Buck Monson/Austin Daily Herald

Heimark advances to finals

Published 7:09pm Friday, November 16, 2012

ST. PAUL – The Austin girls swimming and diving team advanced one swimmer to the finals and one relay team to the consolation finals at the Class ‘A’ swimming and diving meet in the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in St. Paul Friday.

Austin senior Helen Heimark slipped into the finals by four-tenths of a second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.98 seconds.

Merideth Fritz swims the third leg of the 200-yard medley relay at the state tournament on Friday. Buck Monson/Albert Lea Tribune

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Heimark, Merideth Fritz, Maddie Kinney and Lindsey McAlister took 15th and will swim in Saturday’s consolation finals.

Austin diver Autumn Laury will also compete in Saturday’s finals,which start at noon, as she is in third place with three dives to go.


200-medley relay: Maddie Kinney, Emily McAlister, Merideth Fritz, Lindey McAlister(24th, 1:57.57)

200-freestyle relay: Helen Heimark (19th, 2:00.55)

100-freestyle relay: Helen Heimark (eighth, 53.98)

100-butterfly: Merideth Fritz (23rd, 1:03.31)

200-freestyle relay: Lindsey McAlister, Emily McAlister, Merideth Fritz, Helen Heimark (17th, 1:42.74)

400-freestyle relay: Helen Heimark, Merideth Fritz, Maddie Kinney, Lindsey McAlister (15th, 3:44.02)

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