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Girls’ swimming competes in finals Nov. 16

Junior Elie Grassley competes in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:23.53 minutes, placing 16th overall. Park competed at the State finals Nov. 16. at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.

Marta Hill

November 16, 2019

After placing second in the 100 yard breaststroke at State Nov. 16, senior Hattie Kugler said going into State she was fully invested in the meet. “This is my last race ever because I’m not going forward with (swimming), so I was just like why not make it the best I can have,” Kugler said. ...

Girls’ swim sends qualifying members to State

Sophomore Tenzin Dedhen swims the 100 yard butterfly at the second Section swim meet Nov. 8. The State finals will be at 12 p.m. Nov. 15-16 at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota

Anna Benishek

November 10, 2019

Park qualified for four events for the State final swim meet Nov. 8 at Richfield Middle School during Section finals. According to coach Amanda Forsberg, she’s proud of the team and the girls that qualified for State. “I’m excited, we have a couple kids that have never been (to State) so I’m ...

Girls’ swim break new records at first Sections

Junior Esther Putzier swims the 100 yard butterfly for Park's first Section meet Nov. 6. The second Section meet will be 6 p.m. Nov. 8. at Richfield Middle School.

Tamar Gewirtz

November 9, 2019

According to St. Louis Park girls’ swim team coach Amanda Forsberg, she is hoping to bring people to the State meet on Nov. 8 and has faith the girls qualify for State due to how well they did in the Section meet.  “We had two team records. The 500 free, Elie Grassley got the team record and ...

Girls’ swim falls to Benilde

Junior Grace Loveland competes in the 200 IM against Benilde-St. Margaret’s Oct. 22. Park lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 73-97.

Tamar Gewirtz

October 23, 2019

According to junior Grace Loveland, despite losing to Benilde St. Margaret’s 73-97, everyone on the team worked hard and beat previous times.  “The highlight of this meet was everyone coming together and really trying their hardest,” Loveland said. “Even if their races went really well or ...

Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

Freshman Rose Huse competes in the 100 backstroke against Hopkins Oct. 15. Park beat Hopkins 50-44.

Talia Lissauer

October 16, 2019

After beating Hopkins for the first time, senior Franny Bevell said the team worked hard all season for this meet and it went just as she wanted it to. “We prepared all season for this meet, we have (had) a lot of hard practices so we have put a lot of hours and dedication into this meet,” Bevell...

Park loses to Chanhassen

Senior Hattie Kugler competes in the breaststroke with a time of 1.09 minutes Oct. 3. Park lost to Chanhassen High School 35-37.

Tamar Gewirtz

October 4, 2019

According to junior Elie Grassley, the girls’ swim team swam well and had fun despite losing 35-57 to Chanhassen Oct. 3. “It went really well overall. We were all cheering a lot and everyone had really good times and swam really well and tried their hardest,” said Grassley. Senior captain Hatti...

Girls’ swim team triumphs at meet

Senior Franny Bevell swims 1:01.84 in the 100 meter fly during the meet Sept. 19. Park won against Bloomington Jefferson High School.

Tamar Gewirtz

September 24, 2019

According to junior Gabbie Kruse, the girls’ swim team has been improving quicker than last year, resulting in a successful swim meet against Bloomington Jefferson High School on Sept. 19.  “At our meets we’ve been trying really hard. We’ve been doing really good and it's just been a great...

Girls’ swimming concludes season at State

Claudia Stone swims freestyle against Richfield Sep. 27. Park won 93-81.

Sadie Yarosh

December 5, 2018

According to junior Hattie Kugler, Park performed well at State, and she was proud of the team’s success. “I think overall everyone did the best that they could and everyone came together as a team and it was really good,” Kugler said. Senior captain Claudia Stone said some individuals and re...

Girls’ swimming places second in Sections

Sophomore Grace Loveland swims backstroke in the 200-yard individual medley Nov. 8. Park placed second overall at Sections.

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

November 13, 2018

According to senior captain Claudia Stone, Park preformed well at Sections with certain individuals and relays qualifying for State. “Sections went very well overall. We were able to qualify two relays and three individuals to State. This is a huge accomplishment especially because it’s for class...

Park falls to Benilde-St. Margaret’s on senior night

Junior Hattie Kugler swims the 100 breastroke Oct 23. Park lost to Benilde 43-51.

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

October 25, 2018

According to assistant coach Branch Johnson, the girls’ swimming team had a lot of energy during its meet but lost to Benilde-St. Margaret’s 51-43 on senior night Oct. 23. Senior Claudia Stone said her favorite thing about senior night is swimming an event with the other seniors on the team. ...

Girls’ swimming beats Bloomington Kennedy

Junior Anna Long swims the breaststroke during the meet on Oct. 11. The team won 78-12 against Bloomington Kennedy.

Sophie Olmen and Hayley Westwood

October 11, 2018

According to sophomore Greta Kulevsky, the positive approach from the girls’ swimming team helped them gain victory over Bloomington Kennedy. “I think it went pretty good, we all had a good attitude going in so that really helped,” Kulevsky said. Assistant coach Branch Johnson said the t...

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

Sophomore Hattie Kugler swims the 100 yard breststroke at State Nov. 17. Kuegler finished with a time of 1:06.96.

Sophie Yarosh

November 25, 2017

As sophomore Hattie Kugler reflected on her final high school meet of the season, she said the team’s support at State encouraged her throughout the meet. “(The meet) was pretty good. We had a lot of cheering, and our team really came together like it did at Sections,” Kugler said. Coach...

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