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Panthers lead the whole way in win over AHS

By Post-Bulletin staff

sports@postbulletin.com

Rochester Century beat Austin 97-84 in a Big Nine Conference girls swimming and diving meet on Tuesday night at the Ellis pool.

The visiting Century Panthers led the whole way in this conference dual meet. Taking two of the top three spots in the opening 200 medley relay, the Panthers jumped to a 10-4 advantage and never relinquished the lead.

Despite the loss, there were a number of first-place finishes for the Austin Packers on the night.

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Averi Splinter of the Packers finished first in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly events, plus she was also part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team. Courtney Fleming of the Packers won the diving competition, and Kelli Bednar was first in the 100 breaststroke event.

Austin swimmers and divers travel to Rochester next Tuesday night for a conference dual with the John Marshall Rockets.

CENTURY 97, AUSTIN 84

(Winners and Austin top 3)

200 medley relay — 1. Century 1:59.89; 2. Austin (Brooke Johnson, Kelli Bednar, Averi Splinter, Diana Heins) 2:00.93. 200 freestyle — 1. Katelyn Heyrman (RC) 2:08.71; 3. Jacqi Srock (A) 2:14.22. 200 ind. medley — 1. Ashleigh Calvert (RC) 2:22.51. 50 freestyle — 1. Averi Splinter (A) 26.27. Diving — 1. Courtney Fleming (A) 179.00; 2. Caroline Brown (A) 151.75. 100 butterfly — 1. Splinter (A) 1:03.79. 100 freestyle — 1. Calvert (RC) 57.35; 2. Nicole Haugland (A) 59.04. 500 freestyle — 1. Jennifer Strom (RC) 5:42.87; 3. Kendyl Losee (A) 6:10.95. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Austin (Splinter, Haugland, Srock, Heins) 1:46.72. 100 backstroke — 1. Nicole Freeman (RC) 1:08.24; 2. Brooke Johnson (A) 1:08.61. 100 breaststroke — 1. Kelli Bednar (A) 1:15.23. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Century 4:01.15; 2. Austin (Srock, Haugland, Johnson, Heins) 4:02.31.

Report compiled by Scott Kolb

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