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Local swim team makes a splash in Spencer

By Staff | Oct 14, 2009

Kendal Bosch attempts to gain on the leader in the breast stroke portion of the 200 meter individual medley at the swim meet in Spencer on Monday. EDN photo by Matt Heinrichs

SPENCER – The Algona/Estherville Lincoln Central/Emmetsburg Girls Swim Team traveled to Spencer on Monday night for a double dual and came away with a split. They lost to Spencer 76-18 but beat Storm Lake 51-43.

“This was a good meet for the girls,” said coach Jim Fisher. “10 days ago we came up with the same score against Spencer but lost by 26 points to Storm Lake. This shows how hard the girls have worked to get ready for this meet.”

Top performances came from Kendall Bosch with a second overall in the individual medley, and Hanna Degen with a second overall in the 100-yard freestyle.

Other top finishes against Storm Lake included Amber Schacherer placing second in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.

Nicole Kenne placed second in the 500 freestyle and Alyssa Williams was second in the 200 individual medley and first in the 100 butterfly.

Amber Schacherer catches a breath in the 200 meter freestyle at the Spencer YMCA. EDN photo by Matt Heinrichs

The 200 medley relay of Missy Zadow, Hannah Priest, Kendall Bosch and Jenni Weaver finished second.

Third-place finishes went to the other 200 medley relay team of Logan Egland, Liz Humble, Williams and Deb Weideman; MacKenzie Wilson in the 100 butterfly, Liz Humble in the 500, Missy Zadow in the 100 breaststroke and the 400 freestyle relay team of Humble, Weideman, Williams and Schacherer.

Other first-place finishers included Williams in the 100 fly, the 200 freestyle relay team of Priest, Weaver, Bosch and Degen; Priest in the 100 breaststroke and the 400 free relay team of Wilson, Weaver, Bosch and Degen.

“By looking at these performances we had a good night,” said Fisher. “We had some personal best times tonight from Kendall Bosch and Hanna Degen. Also every event took from 1 second to as much as 6 seconds off their time from 10 days ago.”

The junior varsity also had success beating Storm Lake 32-20

First place finishers included The 200 medley relay team of Nicole Person, Nicole Keene, MacKenzie Wilson and Michaela Christians. Also first-place finishes were Amber Schacherer in the 100 butterfly, Logan Egland in the 100 freestyle, Christians in the 500, Person in the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle relay team of Person, Egland, Kenne and Christians.

This brings the girls to a 3-5 record for the season.

The team travels to Perry next Monday and Charles City on Tuesday.