The Bluejay girls keep picking up the pace in the pool and they showed it again in last Tuesday’s home dual meet with Lakeland. The T-Birds pulled out the win.
“All the girls had a very solid meet with many personal bests or season bests achieved,” MHS coach Kristie Winter said. “The girls are continuing to improve each time they get in the water.
“Our top point earners were captains Kendyl Pettit and Caitlyn Kolehouse. Caitlyn had a personal best time in the 50 free, cutting almost a second off her time and taking 1st place. She also tried a new event – the 100 butterfly – and finished very strong. Katy Ball continues to improve on her 200 IM, cutting another 3 seconds in less than a week. Katy is becoming a very versatile swimmer and a strong asset to the team. Rachel Hoeppner also had a very good evening, dropping below the 1:30 mark on her 100 breast for the first time in over a year.”
Kolehouse gave Merrill its only win in the 100 fly in 1:15.77 and Hoeppner backed it up with a 3rd (1:22.47).
Kolehouse was 2nd in the 50 free (:27.52) and Pettit matched it in the 100 free (1:03.53). Pettit placed 3rd in the 200 IM (2:43.16), and Hoeppner did it in the 100 brea (1:29.81). The 400 free team of Pettit, Faith Wheat, Michele Evans and Kolehouse ranked 3rd in 4:39.19.