The Bluejay girls continued to buck fatigue from long practice mileage by putting out solid improvement in Thursday’s home dual meet with D.C. Everest.
“While D.C. Everest was a very strong team, the girls didn’t let their size intimidate them,” MHS coach Kristie Winter said. “Swimming 14 of 25 recordable swims with personal-/season-best times is pretty impressive for this point in the season. We are at our peak yardage now, including morning strength training practices. The girls are swimming tired and to show continuous improvement is a great testament to their mental fortitude.
“Junior captain Caitlyn Kolehouse continued to cut time in her 50 free taking 3rd place. She also cut almost 3 seconds off her 100 free taking 4th place. Senior Captain Kendyl Pettit also had a strong meet taking 14 seconds off her 500 free time for the season placing 3rd and cutting time off her 50 free finishing 4th. Junior Rachael Hoeppner cut 5 seconds off her 200 IM and 1.5 seconds off her 100 breast taking 3rd place. Both personal best times for her. Junior Faith Wheat cut another 7 seconds off her 500 free taking 4th place and is now within 1 second of her sectional time last year.”
Kolehouse swam :27.46 in the 50 free and 1:03.28 in the 100 free, while Pettit was timed in 6:19.29 in the 500 free and :28.31 in the 50 free. Hoeppner hit 1:28.28 in the 100 brea and 3:06.94 in the 200 IM, trailing Katy Ball (2:58.28) in the latter. Wheat was at 6:38.14 in the 500 free.
The Evergreens pulled out a 132-36 win.