Balance critical to Mayo swim dual win
Rochester Mayo's girls swimming and diving team won only four events, but picked up so many other high finishes that the Spartans defeated Winona 94-76 Tuesday.
Ane Klomps won the 50 freestyle in 26.23, Marika Larson won the 100 back stroke in 1:12.58 and Alanna McKeeman won the 200 individual medley in 2:29.51.
The relay team of Klomps, Emily Hiniker, Erin Naylor and Sarah Offut won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:53.30.
Mayo picked up nine second-place finishes and seven third-place finishes.
There was no diving competition because of equipment problems at John Marshall pool, where the diving competition was to be held.
Rochester Century put up a good fight before losing to Big Nine power Austin in a dual meet at Austin. Century won five events, but Austin won the dual, 94-92.
"Austin is one of the best teams in the conference, so to come within two points of them is great," said Century coach Dale Magnuson.
Century got wins from Ann Sagstetter in diving (159.10 points), Chelsea Colborn in the 100 butterfly (1:04.05), Danaca Heidorn in the 100 backstroke (1:05.73), and Barrett Myers in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.10).
The Century 200 medley relay team also won (1:58.16) with Heidorn, Myers, Colborn and Jessica Abenstein.
Century's second-place finishes included Abenstein in the 200 individual medley, Myers in the 50 freestyle, Lisa Dunemans in the 100 breast, and the 400 free relay team.
The Rochester Lourdes girls tennis team dropped just one game in singles and romped to a 7-0 Hiawatha Valley League win over Cannon Falls at the Rochester Outdoor Tennis Center on Tuesday.
Lourdes, the top team in state Class A and the six-time defending state champion, won every match in straight sets.
The only minor trouble Lourdes had was in doubles, where the Bombers claimed a handful of games.
"The doubles started somewhat slow but seemed to pick it up as the match went along," Lourdes coach Kevin Rust said.
"It was good to play again after the Labor Day break."
Lourdes plays against fellow city powerhouse Rochester Mayo at 4:15 p.m. today at Rochester Outdoor Tennis Center.
This was a dual Rochester John Marshall did not want to let get away from it. But the Rockets did.
Albert Lea, sweeping the doubles, had just enough to get past JM 4-3 in the Big Nine Conference dual at Albert Lea.
"This was a tough loss," Rockets coach Tim Butorac said. "It was a match we could have won. We'll have to work hard and get them next time."
JM lost at No. 1 singles, but had Anna Ritchie, Kelsey Kircher and Aimee Ny all win their singles matches.
Alex Andrews had 10 kills, three blocks, eight digs and was 8-for-8 serving for Triton in a three-game loss to Faribault Bethlehem Academy.