8 Rochester swimmers place in top 4

Allison Schumacher of John Marshall took second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.98, her best ever. She also placed third in the 50 freestyle.

MINNEAPOLIS — Rochester John Marshall's Allison Schumacher took a second and a third at the Class AA girls state swimming and diving championships Saturday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Schumacher, a junior, was second in the 100 butterfly in 55.98. She was third in the 50 freestyle in 23.68. She had entered the meet tied for first as the top seed in the 50.

"I was happy with them," Schumacher said of the two elite finishes. "I wasn't really expecting to get first place so I was happy with top three."

Schumacher wasn't able to top her section time in the 50 freestyle, but that wasn't the case in the 100 butterfly.

"She had her best time (ever) in the 100 fly," Bachman said.


Schumacher was most thrilled with the runner-up finish in the butterfly.

"Because I finally went under 56 (seconds)," Schumacher said. "That's two seconds better then last year's high school season."

Mayo's Barkey takes a second and fourth

Kallyn Barkey, a Mayo freshman, had two top-four individual finishes. She was second in 500 freestyle in 4:55.27 and fourth in the 200 freestyle in 1:50.18. She cut more than 10 seconds off her section-winning time in the 500.

"I was very, very happy with them," Barkey said. "I got best times by a couple of seconds so I was happy with that."

Her 500 time was a best for this season, but she has gone faster during the club season. She also enjoyed her first state high school meet.

"There was a lot of excitement," Barkey said. "It was overwhelming for me, but I enjoyed the situation. I stayed calm in the moment."

• Olivia Cook of Mayo also earned a spot in the finals in two events. The freshman was sixth in the 100 butterfly in 57.73. Cook was eighth in the 100 backstroke in 58.76. All top-eight finishers earn All-State status.


• Mayo also placed in the top six in all three relays. The Spartans were third in the 200 freestyle relay and sixth in both the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

"We were all tapered, rested and well prepared," Barkey said. "It was a great feeling for us. Mayo was kind of an underdog the last few years."

• JM was fourth in the 200 freestyle relay, eighth in the 200 medley relay and 10th in the 400 freestyle relay.

"We did a good job on the relays," Schumacher said. "In the 200 free relay we moved up a spot."

The Rockets also needed at least a 10th-place finish in the final relay, the 400 freestyle, to be able to hold off Mayo and Wayzata for fifth. JM was able to accomplish that.

"The last relay did really, really well," Bachman said.

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