Heimark and Packer relay team clinch trip to state swimming meet

Published 12:16 am Saturday, November 12, 2011

Austin swimmer Helen Heimark swims during the 200-yard freestyle of the Section 1A finals Friday night at Ellis. Heimark would qualify for state and take third place with a time of 2:00.91. - Jason Schoonover/jason.schoonover@austindailyherald.com

200-yard freestyle relay also on the way to state

Austin will be sending five swimmers following Friday’s Section 1A swimming and diving meet in Ellis Middle School.

Helen Heimark, a junior, clinched her fourth straight trip to the Class ‘A’ state meet when she swam two-tenths of a second below the state cut time.

Heimark took third, finishing with a time of 2:00.91.

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The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Mikayla Finney, Heather Johnson, Merideth Fritz and Heimark also earned a trip with a time of 1:43.41.

The Packers finished sixth as a team with a score of 186 and Northfield won the meet with a 423.


200-medley relay: Lindsey Halsey, Heather Johnson, Emily McAlister, Lauren Edwards (DQ)

200-freestyle: Helen Heimark (third, 2:00.91); Merideth Fritz (ninth, 2:07.19)

200-yard freestyle relay: Mikayla Finney, Heather Johnson, Merideth Fritz, Helen Heimark (fifth, 1:43.41)

200-yard individual medley: Emily McAlister (third, 2:24.0); Maddie Kinney (12th, 2:27.90)

50-yard freestyle: Heather Johnson (10th, 26.14)

Diving: Autumn Laury (fifth, 274.10); Bailey Corey (15th, 228.55)

100-yard butterfly: Merideth Fritz (third, 1:03.62); Emily McAlister (fourth, 1:04.04); Katelyn Hillson (16th, 1:11.71)

100-yard freestyle: Helen Heimark (ninth, 55.80); Mikayla Finney (15th, 58.14); Lindsey Halsey (16th, 58.53)

500-yard freestyle: Rachel Vos (fifth, 5:48.20); Lindsey McAlister (16th, 6:03.77)

200-yard freestyle: Mikayla Finney, Heather Johnson, Merideth Fritz, Helen Heimark (5th, 1:43.41)

400-yard freestyle relay: Helen Heimark, Merideth Fritz, Lindsey Halsey, Mikayla Finney (fourth, 3:48.65)