Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
SWIMMING & DIVING
Section 6A Meet
MORRIS – The Minnewaska/Morris Area Gators took eighth place at the section 6A swimming & diving meet from the Regional Fitness Center in Morris on Saturday.
The Gators Bailey Schoen along with three relay teams medaled by finishing in the top eight in their respective event.
Schoen took seventh in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 1:04:27.
The Gators 200 Medley Relay team of Schoen, Makena Thoen, Audrey Dorweiler and Shannon Dougherty took seventh.
The 200 Free Relay of Julia Kuehne, Thoen, Makenna Hufford and Dougherty finished eighth, and the 400 Free team of Hufford, Dorweiler, Schoen and Dougherty also placed eighth.
Coach Linda Hoffmann was proud of her team, saying
“Last One was a Fast One and so many of the girls achieved their lifetime personal bests and that’s all we can ask for as coaches.
The team placed 8th overall in team standings. Sartell, Alexandria, and Sauk Centre rounded off the top 3 in results.
Our section is the 2nd fastest section behind Section 3 who has Hutch, Willmar, Waconia and Orono. You have to come out ready to swim every race and you cannot let up or someone will sneak by you.”
Other top finishers for the Gators included: Dorweiler in the 100 Fly (9th), Kuehne for the 50 Free (16th), and Dougherty for 100 Free (16th).