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Marshall swimming falls in road dual

October 4, 2012
Marshall Independent

The Mound Westonka/Holy Family swim team remained unbeaten in dual competition this season with a 120-63 win over Marshall Tuesday in Mound.

Mound Westonka - ranked fifth in Class A - and Holy Family will compete separately at the Section 3A meet (which Marshall will be at), but the two squads swim together for duals and invites during the regular season. Two solid teams in their own right, when they're together they make for a very formidable opponent.

"Going into this dual meet we knew it was going to be a tough meet," Marshall head coach Nicole Peterson said. "The girls, I think, were very focused and ready and worked very, very hard in the events that they swam.

"I was just really proud of them because they kept their heads up high even though the meet didn't go in our favor. It was a proud moment as a coach to know that they keep working even though things aren't necessarily going in their favor."

The Tigers had five wins on the day. Sophomore Ashley Dunn had two of them. She won both the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 21.73 seconds) and the 500 freestyle (5:38.11).

"Ashley had a fantastic day. It was fun to watch her," Peterson said. "She cut time in both of her events and she just really worked it. She knew she was going to be competing against some tough kids and she gave it her all. She didn't hold back at all."

McKenzie Vermeire added wins for the Tigers in the 50 freestyle (26.10) and the 100 backstroke (1:03.60), while Kylie Vermeire took first in the 100 freestyle (56.27).

Marshall will be back in the pool Tuesday for a road dual against Morris Area.

Mound Westonka/Holy Family 120, Marshall 63

Top Marshall Finishers

200 Medley Relay: 3. Cassaundra Krogen, Abby Blanchette, Hannah Bock, Elizabeth Roseland 2:07.98.

200 Freestyle: 2. Kylie Vermeire 2:02.00; 5. Krogen 2:15.94.

200 Individual Medley: 1. Ashley Dunn 2:21.73; 3. Blanchette 2:33.72; 5. Blythe Bell 2:35.77.

50 Freestyle: 1. McKenzie Vermeire 26.10; 3. Abby Surprenant 26.79.

100 Butterfly: 4. Bock 1:12.74; 5. Kelsey Pieschke 1:19.87.

100 Freestyle: 1. K. Vermeire 56.27; 4. Surprenant 59.49.

500 Freestyle: 1. Dunn 5:38.11; 5. Bell 6:09.35.

200 Freestyle Relay: 2. M. Vermeire, Surprenant, Dunn, K. Vermeire 1:45.72.

100 Backstroke: 1. M. Vermeire 1:03.60; 4. Mitlyng 1:11.41.

100 Breaststroke: 3. Blanchette 1:19.18; 4. Krogen 1:22.20.

400 Freestyle Relay: 2. M. Vermeire, Surprenant, Dunn, K. Vermeire 3:49.52.



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