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PREP SWIMMING: Tigers take thunder from Hawks

Dunn, Blanchette, Vermeire each win two individual events

September 13, 2013
By Lauren Beukelman ( , Marshall Independent

MARSHALL - The Marshall girls swimming and diving team demolished Montevideo during its home dual Thursday night.

The Tigers won 11 of 12 events in its 118-67 win over the Thunder Hawks.

"It was a fun day and its was nice to walk away with a win at home," Marshall head coach Nicole Peterson.

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Marshall’s Ashley Schotzko dives into the pool as Tigers teammate Elizabeth Roseland during the 200 freestyle relay against Montevideo on Thursday at Southwest Minnesota State University.

Ashley Dunn, Abby Blanchette and Kylie Vermeire each earned two individual victories on the day. Dunn swam to victory in the 100 freestyle (58.18 seconds) and a 2:06.95 effort in the 200 freestyle. Blanchette topped competitors in the 200 individual medley (2:27.26) as well as the 100 breaststroke (1:15.62). Vermeire took the 100 backstroke (1:07.04) and 50 freestyle (26.59) titles.

"We had some really good performances and a lot of girls cut time again," Peterson said. "We are hitting a time in the season where times are starting to plateau but the girls were cutting time today."

Kelsey Piescke (100 butterfly), Blythe Bell (500 freestyle) and Kami Love (1-meter diving) also took home victories for the Tigers. Sameh Hedlin earned her first section cut with her second place finish in the 100 butterfly placing second (1:16.33).

The 400 freestyle relay consisting of Dunn, Roseland, Blanchette and Vermeire blew away the competition, finishing 16 seconds ahead of the second-place team. The 200 freestyle relay swam to victory with Dunn, Bernardy, Bell and Vermeire

Marshall is be back in the pool Saturday when it travels to the Prior Lake Invitational.


200 Medley Relay1. Montevideo A 2:10.85, 2. Marshall A (Ashley Schotzko, Kelsey Appel, Blythe Bell, Kelsey Peischke) 2:15.40, 3. Marshall B (Bridget Appel, Kari Simonson, Tamia Hedlin, Hannah Lund) DQ.

200 Freestyle1. Ashley Dunn 2:06.95, 2. Bell 2:19.43, 4. Schotzko 2:25.56.

200 Individual Medley 1. Abby Blanchette 2:27.26, 2. Kelsey Pieschke 2:42.32, 5. Sabrina Perrault 2:48.74.50

50 Freestyle1. Kylie Vermeire 26.59, 3. Elizabeth Roseland 28.17, 5. Meghan Bernardy 30.05.

1 Meter Diving1. Kami Love 148.85.

100 Butterfly1. Pieschke 1:14.41, 2. Sameh Hedlin 1:16.33, 4. Perrault 1:18.10.

100 Freestyle1. Dunn 58.18, Roseland 1:02.52, Bernardy 1:07.24.

500 Freestyle1. Bell 6:06.88, 4. Kelsey Appel 6:19.15, 5. Schotzko.

200 Freestyle Relay1. Marshall A (Dunn, Bernardy, Bell, Vermeire) 1:52.18, 2. Marshall B (Roseland, Schotzko, Pieschke, Blanchette) 1:52.47, 5. Marshall C (Lund, Perrault, Kayli Ginnocchio, S. Hedlin) 2:08.37.

100 Backstroke1. Vermeire 1:07.04, 2. K. Appel 1:16.59, 4. Ginocchio 1:19.67.

100 Breaststroke1. Blanchette 1:15.62, 4. Ginocchio 1:18.03, 5. Simonson 1:34.24.

400 Freestyle Relay1. Marshall A (Dunn, Roseland, Blanchette, Vermeire) 3:59.84, 3. Marshall B (Bernardy, Perrault, Abby Clarin, K. Appel) 4:34.17, 5. Marshall C (T. Hedlin, Simonson, Emily Rogers, Rayne Holien) 5:10.62.



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