Tobak continues growth as Packers fall to Raiders

Published 9:30 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020

Austin eighth grader was alone in the pool for a moment, but she didn’t let that faze her as she continued her growth as a swimmer during the Packers’ 91-83 loss to Northfield in a virtual dual meet in Bud Higgins Pool Thursday.

Tobak swam the 100-yard butterfly by herself for Austin, but she had at least a dozen teammates cheering for her at the end of the pool as she swam a time of 1:15.6 to take second place.

“It felt really good to see my teammates, because I was really nervous to do it by myself,” Tobak said. 

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Tobak has gained some valuable experience this season as she’s leaned on Austin seniors Molly Sheehan and Molly Garry for leadership. 

“I’ve been swimming up against my own times and I try to beat the seniors’ times, even though I know I can’t. The seniors are really positive and I love them so much,” Tobak said. “This season has been fun and challenging and I love it. This is better than I expected.”

Garry won the 100-yard freestyle, Sheehan took first in the 100-breastroke and junior Madelynn Murley won the 500-yard freestyle.


200-medley relay: Molly Garry, Molly Sheehan, Sydney Tobak, Mackenzie Carter (fourth, 2:09.42)

200-freestyle: Madelynn Murley (second, 2:15.38); Lucy Lagervall (fourth, 2:23.94)

200-individual medley: Molly Sheehan (second, 2:31.13); Ingrid Dolan Peterson (fourth, 2:47.92)

50-freestyle: Molly Garry (third, 26.60)

Diving: Rachel Engelstad (second, 158.78); Reese Norton (third, 156.30); Mady Tuttle (fifth, 146.18)

100-butterfly: Sydney Tobak (second, 1:15.6)

100-freestyle: Molly Garry (first, 58.70); Lucy Lagervall (sixth, 1:04.80)

500-freestyle: Madelynn Murley (first, 6:03.28); Mackenzie Carter (fifth, 6:36.11)

200-freestyle relay: Molly Sheehan, Ingrid Dolan Peterson, Molly Garry, Madelynn Murley (second, 1:50.78); Sydney Tobak, Alivia Hemry, Lucy Lagervall, Rose Garry (fifth, 2:00.82)

100-backstroke: Ingrid Dolan Peterson (fifth, 1:14.43)

100-breaststroke: Molly Sheehan (first, 1:16.01)

400-freestyle relay: Madelynn Murley, Mackenzie Carter, Lucy Lagervall, Ingrid Dolan Peterson (third, 4:25.36)