Merrill swimming takes first dual meet loss
By Jared Schmeltzer
On Thursday afternoon the Merrill swimming team hosted D.C. Everest for a conference dual meet. Coming into the meet both teams were undefeated in conference, however Everest would be the team to leave with the win by a score of 106-64.
“DCE is a tough team,” comments Merrill coach Kristie Winter. “They significantly out number us and especially for relays that makes it hard to stay with them.”
In the 200 yard freestyle Grace Schultz would get the first place finish for Merrill, swimming a time of 1:58.49. Grace would later go on to win the 100 yard backstroke with a swim of 1:03.51. Erin Kanitz would place third in the event with a time of 2:10.20. The 50 yard freestyle was won by Claire Schultz, who swam a time of 25.35. Claire would later go on to win the 100 yard freestyle, swimming a time of 55.33.
Merrill’s 200 yard freestyle relay team featuring Claire Schultz, Camryn Schulz, Erin Kanitz and Grace Schultz, would take first place with a swim of 1:43.39.
Coach Winter is happy with her team’s constant improvement saying, “The swim season is long and it’s nice to see the girls continuing to improve. Their hard work is still paying off.”
Merrill will travel to Stevens Point on Thursday for another conference dual meet.