Maddie Kinney of Austin swims the 100-yard individual medley Friday during the Section 1A finals at the Rochester Recreation Center. -- Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune
Maddie Kinney of Austin swims the 100-yard individual medley Friday during the Section 1A finals at the Rochester Recreation Center. -- Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

Swimming and diving: Packer girls send five to state

Published 11:15pm Friday, November 8, 2013

The Austin girls swimming and diving team advanced five athletes to state at the Section 1A meet in Rochester Friday.

Austin senior diver Autumn Laury took fourth to get back to state and the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Merideth Fritz, Heather Johnson, Maddie Kinney and Mikayla Finney swam .45 of a second faster than the state cut time to get to state.

Merideth Fritz of Austin swims the 100-yard butterfly Friday during the Section 1A finals at the Rochester Recreation Center.-- Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune
Merideth Fritz of Austin swims the 100-yard butterfly Friday during the Section 1A finals at the Rochester Recreation Center.– Micah Bader/Albert Lea Tribune

Laury was the last diver to qualify for state as her score of 349.88 was 8 points better than the fifth place finisher.

Laury took third in diving at state last season.

AUSTIN RESULTS

200-medley relay: Katelyn Hillson, Zoe Dolan-Peterson, Hannah Schwemmler, Abby Gogolewski (12th, 2:09.01)

200-individual medley: Maddie Kinney (16th, 2:20.79)

50-freestyle: Merdieth Fritz (seventh, 25.19); Heather Johnson (16th, 26.48)

Diving: Autumn Laury (fourth, 349.88); Bailey Corey (ninth, 287.98)

100-butterfly: Merideth Fritz (eighth, 1:02.87); Hannah Schwemmler (11th, 1:05.70); Katelyn Hillson (13th, 1:06.10)

100-freestyle: Heather Johnson (11th, 56.22)

100-backstroke: Maddie Kinney (12th, 1:04.88); Emma Kleis (12th, 1:04.88);

400-freestyle relay: Merideth Fritz, Heather Johnson, Maddie Kinney, Mikayla Finney (fifth, 3:47.37)

 

 


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