Swimmers show depth at Kennedy quadFarmington used its depth to pile up 850.5 points in winning the Eagle Invitational quadrangular swimming and diving meet Saturday at Bloomington Kennedy.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington used its depth to pile up 850.5 points in winning the Eagle Invitational quadrangular swimming and diving meet Saturday at Bloomington Kennedy.
Bloomington Jefferson finished a distant second with 456 points, followed by Kennedy and Eau Claire (Wis.)
The Tigers won seven of the meet’s 12 events, but it was performances like the one in the 200 freestyle that showcased the team’s depth and helped turn the quadrangular into a blowout. Farmington swimmers finished second, third, fourth and fifth, scoring the team 62 points. Sarah O’Reilly, Ellie Sundet, Sara Kintner and Chloe Holton all reached the wall in a span of just over three seconds as they outdistanced the rest of the field by over 10 seconds.
The Tigers opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay. Kirsten Kracke, Elizabeth Wolfe, Kaitlyn O’Reilly and Sundet combined for a winning time of 2:00.18.
In the meet’s final event, the O’Reillys, Sundet and Kracke outclassed the field in the 400 freestyle with a first-place time of 3:58.06. In between the relays, Kaitlyn O’Reilly picked up individual victories in the 100 backstroke where she reached the wall in 1:01.44 and the 200 individual medley, where she turned in a time of 2:16.32.
Individual victories were also turned in by Cora Ruzicka in the 100 butterfly, Kintner in the 500 freestyle and Wolfe in the 100 breaststroke.
The Tigers compete again next Thursday in a Missota Conference meet against the Raiders at Northfield Middle School.