Packer swimmers headed to ‘true team’ state meet

Published 10:00 pm Monday, October 18, 2010

The Austin girls swimming and diving team is headed back to the Class ‘A’ state ‘true team’ meet for the second time in three years.

The Packers took second at the Section 1A ‘true team’ meet in Northfield Saturday with a team score of 1,437.5 points. Northfield was first with a score of 1,533 points.

While Austin didn’t have any finishers in the top-two, it was led by a strong all-around effort from its squad.

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Helen Heimark was third in the 200-freestyle and fifth in the 500-freestyle, Averi Splinter was third in the 50-yard freestyle, and Brooke Johnson was third in the 100-backstroke.

The ‘true team’ state meet will be held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis Friday at 7 p.m.


200-yard medley relay: Brooke Johnson, Kelli Bednar, Averi Splinter, Mikayla Finney (fourth, 1:58.59); Tori Grev, Emily Johnson, Emily McAlister, Lauren Edwards (eighth, 2:03.87)

200-yard freestyle: Helen Heimark (third, 2:05.64); Lindsey Halsey (12th, 2:13.99)

200-yard individual medley: Emily McAlister (sixth, 2:29.34); Merideth Fritz (10th, 2:31.72)

50-yard freestyle: Averi Splinter (third, 25.89); Mikayla Finney (sixth, 26.94); Lauren Edwards (ninth, 27.56)

Diving: Autumn Laury (sixth, 280.45); Corey Bailey (eighth, 253.25)

100-yard butterfly: Emily McAlister (fourth, 1:05.46); Anna Smith (eighth, 1:08.66); Brooke Johnson (ninth, 1:09.37)

100-yard freestyle: Mikayla Finney (eighth, 1:00.23); Lindsey McAlister (12th, 1:01.09); Lauren Edwards (13th, 1:01.23)

500-yard freestyle: Helen Heimark (fifth, 5:47.72); Amanda Zahradnik (14th, 6:06.25)

200-yard freestyle relay: Averi Splinter, Lauren Edwards, Kelli Bednar, Helen Heimark (fourth, 1:45.93); Lindsey McAlister, Anna Smith, Megan Brown, Merideth Fritz (10th, 1:52.21)

100-yard backstroke: Brooke Johnson (third, 1:06.47); Lindsey Halsey (11th, 1:12.00)

100-yard breaststroke: Kelli Bednar (fifth, 1:15.91); Emily Johnson (11th, 1:19.25)

400-yard freestyle relay: Helen Heimark, Mikayla Finney, Brooke Johnson, Averi Splinter (third, 3:57.88); Lindsey McAlister, Anna Smith, Lindsey Halsey, Merideth Fritz (fourth, 4:03.05)