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Algona/ELC swimmers wrap up season

By Staff | Nov 4, 2008

The Algona/Estherville Lincoln Central Girls Swim Team ended its season at the regional meet in Fort Dodge on Saturday. Front from left are Jenni Weaver, Liz Humble, Kendall Bosch; back row: Melissa Zadow, Hanna Degen, Lauren Bogges, Debbie Weideman and coach Jim Fisher. Photo submitted

FORT DODGE – The swim team finished up the 2008 season with a ninth place finish at the regionals held in Fort Dodge on Saturday. The team scored 82.5 points.

The 200 freestyle relay team finished in seventh with a time of 1:53.52, which set a new team record by over 3 seconds. On that team were Missy Zadow, Jenni Weaver, Kendall Bosch and Hanna Degen.

Degen also set a new team record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 27.84 seconds, while finishing 12th.

Degen was also 12th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:02.59.

Bosch finished 13th in the 200 individual medley tying the team record with a 2:33.59 and she was ninth in the 100 butterfly in 1:09.72.

The 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams both finished ninth.

The medley team finished in 2:26.22 and consisted of Missy Zadow, Liz Humble, Bosch and Jenni Weaver.

The 400 freestyle team of Lauren Boggess, Weaver, Zadow and Degen finished with a time of 4:34.48.

In the 200 freestyle, Boggess was 21st with a time of 2:36.51 and Debbie Weideman was 24th in 2:44.41.

In the 50 freestyle Jenni Weaver was 19th with a time of 29.24 seconds, Humble was 27th with a time of 37.44 seconds.

Boggess also was 23rd in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:10.27.

Zadow was 22nd in the 100 backstroke in 1:25.27, while in the 100 breaststroke Weideman was 18th in 1:28.10 and Humble was 23rd in 1:39.02.

“This was a good way to end the season with three team records set or tied,” said coach Jim Fisher. “We had five top 20 finishes and the relay team getting a seventh. We also wanted to beat our seed times and in 12 of 15 events we did that and most of those by 2 seconds or more.

This season, Algona/ELC won two duals, finished third at the Charles City quadrangular and seventh at The Charles City Invite.

“We did it with six or seven girls all season,” said Fisher. “One thing we have going is we return seven of eight swimmers which we can build on.”

Boggess is the team’s lone senior.