Agates swimmers and divers shine when wet
By: News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
Agate Swimmers and Divers Shine when Wet
The girls of the Agates swimming and diving team have done something that seemed nearly impossible when they started competition last fall, said coach Heather Mayfield. After losing eight seniors to graduation the previous spring, the 21-member team with 10 freshman ended its season last Thursday undefeated for a second year in a row. That’s right; they haven’t lost a meet in two years.
Although the girls are talented, Mayfield said she didn’t expect the team’s success when the season began. Instead, she said, she expected this to be a “rebuilding year” for the young team.
“It definitely seemed as if it was going to be a rebuilding year…but they started pushing themselves hard and I started pushing them harder than I had last season.” Mayfield said. The combination turned out to be the team’s ticket to victory.
The Agates closed their regular season last Thursday with a 58-36 win over Chisholm. Their next chance to shine will be in sectionals with preliminaries on Thursday and finals on Saturday.
“There is no telling how well these girls might finish off their season, said Mayfield, “ I am so excited to see how they all do. They have pushed above and beyond and are capable of just about anything.”
Results from the Chisholm meet include:
Medley relay 2nd Mara Christensen, Julia McDonald, Tori Highmark, Kiersten Haaversen, 3rd Mia Lawson, Chelsea Kolkin, Kari Haaversen, Tiffani Johnson
200 Free 1st Mara Boulanger, 2nd Allie Mayfield
200 IM 2nd Marina Schreiner, 3rd Julia McDonald
50 Free 2nd Leann Fynboh, 3rd Kiersten Haaversen
100 Fly 1st Mara Boulanger, 3rd Tori Highmark
100 Free 2nd Kiersten Haaversen, 3rd Kari Haaversen
500 Free 1st Marina Schreiner, 2nd Allie Mayfield
200 Free relay 1st Marina Schreiner, Julia McDonald, Leann Fynboh, Mara Boulanger, 3rd Mara Christensen, Tori Highmark, Kari Haaversen, Allie Mayfield
100 Backstroke 2nd Julia McDonald, 3rd Mara Christensen
100 Breaststroke 1st Leann Fynboh, 3rd Chelsea Kolkin
400 Free Relay 1st Marina Schreiner, Leann Fynboh, Kiersten Haaversen, Leann Fynboh, Mara Boulanger, 3rd Allie Mayfield, Mara Christensen, Kari Haaversen, Tiffani Johnson