The finishes were familiar Friday at the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center, where Wayzata in Class 2A and Visitation in Class 1A captured their third consecutive team titles in the girls swimming and diving championships.
In the 2A team race, the Trojans had a total of 315.5 points, followed in the top five by Minnetonka 256, Edina 246, Stillwater 160 and Lakeville South 137.5.
Wayzata started strong, winning the first three events and setting an all-time record in one and a Class 2A record in another.
The Trojans’ spree started with the 200 medley relay, where the team of Carly Quast, Madison Preiss, Alexis Schaaf and Colleen Donlin won in 1:41.57. That set an all-time record, breaking the previous mark of 1:41.96 set by Chanhassen in 2013.
Quast then won the 200 freestyle and Preiss finished first in the 200 individual medley. Preiss’ time of 2:01.00 was a 2A record, topping the 2:01.38 set by Abby Duncan of Champlin Park in 2010. Quast added a gold medal in the 100 backstroke later in the meet, and Preiss won her second gold in the 100 breatstroke.
Edina’s Rachel Wittmer was a double winner, repeating as champion in the 50 freestyle and also winning the 100 butterfly.
Minnetonka won the 200 freestyle relay after Edina was disqualified. The Hornets were the first team to touch the wall but their finish was wiped away by the DQ. Edina came back to win the final event, the 400 freestyle relay.
Other Class 2A state champions were …
1-meter diving: Michelle Schlossmacher Smith.
100 freestyle: Bella Smith, Andover.
500 freestyle: Kelly McCarthy, Edina.
CLASS 1A: VISITATION REPEATS AGAIN
Visitation won two relays and claimed first-place finishes in two individual events in rolling to its third consecutive Class 1A title. The Blazers had a team score of 312, followed in the top five by Breck 238, Albert Lea 194, Sartell-St. Stephen 160 and Orono 124.
The Visitation team of Lorelei Gaertner, Emily Conners, Emily Kishish and Abbie Dolan set an all-time record in the 200 freestyle relay. The Blazers’ time of 1:34.07 topped the previous state record of 1:34.80 set by Stillwater in 2008. Visitation also won the 400 freestyle relay; the team consisted of Grace Snyder, Meaghan Sexton, Sophie Kishish and Dolan.
Dolan, who broke the all-time, all-class record in the 200 freestyle in Thursday’s prelims, won that championship Friday. Her record is 1:47.72 and her time in the finals was 1:48.10. Dolan repeated as champion in the 100 freestyle, and the second-place finisher was Visitation teammate Emily Conners.
Breck’s Bre Thorne repeated as the champion of the 100 butterfly and also finished first in the 100 backstroke. The Mustangs’ Alyssa Phelps won the 200 individual medley.
Albert Lea’s Lindsey Horejsi set a Class 1A record in winning the 50 freestyle. Her time of 22.79 seconds bettered the previous Class 1A mark of 22.82 set by Mankato West’s Danielle Nack in 2012. She also finished first in the 100 breaststroke, winning in 58.66 seconds. One day earlier, she set a national high school record of 58.56 in the prelims.
Horesji and teammates Bailey Sandon, Ahnika Jensen and Anna Andersen set a Class 1A record in the 200 medley relay. Their time of 1:43.61 bettered the mark of 1:44.73 set last year by the same quartet.
Other Class 1A state champions were…
200 individual medley: Allyssa Phelps of Breck.
1-meter diving: Mallary Dick, Big Lake.
500 freestyle: Kasey Milstroh, Foley.
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