Swimmers end season in regional
FORT DODGE – While the Fort Dodge Senior High girls swim team had no state qualifiers in their regional meet held last Saturday (Oct. 27) in Fort Dodge, faster times and improved performances were the highlight of the day.
The Dodgers and coach Rosie Ellendson, finished ninth in the team scoring with 76 points. West Des Moines Valley won the team title with 525 points.
The five Humboldt High girls competing on the squad all saw action on the day.
Alyssa Nehring and Jen Bentz were on the 200 freestyle relay that placed eighth and were on the 400 freestyle relay team that placed sixth.
“Both girls had their best relay splits in the 400 freestyle relay,” Ellendson said. “Alyssa swam a 1:04.78 time and Jen swam a 1:03.78.”
“Alyssa placed 22nd in the 50 freestyle and Jen placed 16th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:06.32 with her best time,” Ellendson said.
“Shay Saathoff placed 11th in the 100 breaststroke with her best time of 1:18.40. She also placed 22nd in the 100 fly with a time of 1:20.81,” Ellendson said.
“Allison Boswell had an outstanding day. She placed 18th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:29.39. She took seven seconds off. Then in the 500 freestyle she placed 16th with a time of 6:53.40. In that race she took off another five seconds,” Ellendson said.
“Amanda Schaffer placed 19th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:51.79. She took off three seconds. She placed 18th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 7:03.30. She took off 13 seconds in that race,” Ellendson said.
“I was very proud of all the girls and while we didn’t have any state qualifiers, we saw a lot of improvement and that’s all you can ask of the girls,” Ellendson said.