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Marshall swim team wins home dual against Willmar

September 26, 2012
Marshall Independent

Competing in its first dual competition of the season, the Marshall swim team made waves in a 102-80 win over Willmar Tuesday at Southwest Minnesota State University.

The Tigers had nine first-place finishes in the 12 events.

"I was very impressed with our team. I think there was a lot of energy," Marshall head coach Nicole Peterson said. "They were really excited to have a meet and swim with someone at our home pool.

"A lot of people posted good times. We're getting to the point of the season when swimmers can start getting tired, but I thought we had a lot of good swims today."

Marshall's Kylie Vermeire had wins in two individual events. She started off by winning the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 2.77 seconds, and later won the 500 freestyle (5:23.69). Her sister, McKenzie Vermeire, placed first in the 50 freestyle (25.90) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.58).

The sisters combined with Abby Surprenant and Ashley Dunn for wins in two relay races. The group took first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:45.54 and finished the meet by winning the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:55.09, which was more than 15 seconds faster than the next-best finisher.

Dunn also had strong performances in her individual events, winning the 200 individual medley (2:23.44) and the 100 butterfly (1:04.22).

Surprenant was the other top finisher for the Tigers, taking first in the 100 freestyle (58.38).

Hannah Bock didn't win a race for Marshall, but she did earn a section qualifying time in the 100 butterfly (1:16.65).

Marshall is back in the pool Thursday in a road competition in Watertown.

Marshall 102, Willmar 80

Top Marshall Finishers

200 Medley Relay: 2. Abby Blanchette, Cassaundra Krogen, Hannah Bock, Laura Mitlyng 2:07.63.

200 Freestyle: 1. Kyle Vermeire 2:02.77; 2. Blythe Bell 2:15.23; 3. Krogen 2:16.24.

200 Indivdual Medley: 1. Ashley Dunn 2:23.44; 2. Blanchette 2:32.97.

50 Freestyle: 1. McKenzie Vermeire 25.90.

100 Butterly: 1. Dunn 1:04.22; 3. Bock 1:16.65.

100 Freestyle: 1. Abby Surprenant 58.38; 2. Krogen 1:00.98.

500 Freestyle: 1. K. Vermeire 5:23.69; 2. Bell 5:56.89.

200 Freestyle Relay: 1. M. Vermeire, Surprenant, Dunn, K. Vermeire 1:45.54.

100 Backstroke: 1. M. Vermeire 1:04.58.

100 Breaststroke: 2. Surprenant 1:15.56; 3. Blanchette 1:17.79.

400 Freestyle Relay: 1. M. Vermeire, Surprenant, Dunn, K. Vermeire 3:55.09.



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