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Girls swim team loses final regular season meet

Park suffers close loss before sections
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Cole Denham
Junior Emily Foster swims down the pool at Pioneer Ridge Middle School Oct 17. Park lost the meet to Chaska 98-85.

Park’s girls swim team took on Chaska for their last meet of the regular season Oct. 17. Park fell short in the end, losing with a score of 98-85. Park held on but fell short in certain areas, which ultimately led to their loss for the final meet of the season. 

Coach Nate Stone said the team did a good job, even though they got off to a slow start,  due to not having a dive team.

“They did really well,” Stone said. “We started behind with 13 points in the hole just because they have diving, and by the end of it, we tied it up (with) a lot of really great swims.”

Freshman Adeline Berg said motivation from the last meet helped her in this meet, and considering that this was their final meet, she knew it would be an important one.

“We were all really motivated, considering we had a really good win last week,” Berg said. “And it’s the last swim meet of the season.”

This was Park’s last regular season swim meet until sections on Nov. 9. Coach Stone said putting in hard work is key for success at sections.

“We got to put in a couple more weeks of really hard work before taper,” Stone said. “So just training really hard. Bringing them on.”

Junior Emily Foster said the 100 breaststroke was a great success. 

“One of our highlight events was for sure the varsity 100 breaststroke because we took one, two and three,” Foster said. “So that was really, really great. And then for freestyle relays did very well.”

Lydia Welsh said mixed emotions played a key role in her final regular season meet of the 2023 season. 

“I was a little nervous, but I was also excited because it was our last meet,” Welsh said. 

Foster said that although she has not made improvements to her main events, she has seen improvements in other areas of her swimming.  

“I personally have not really been moving in my main events,” Foster said. “(I) improved in other events, just not my main events.”   

The girls swim team will participate in sections on Nov. 9 at Richfield High School. Time is TBD.

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