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Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

Park breaks losing streak against Hopkins

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

Park loses to Chanhassen

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

Girls’ swim team triumphs at meet

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

Girls’ swimming concludes season at State

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

Girls’ swimming places second in 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

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

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

Girls’ swimming beats 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

Girls’ swimming ends season with State run

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...

Swimmers qualify for State

Swimmers qualify for State

Maddie Lund and Sophie Yarosh

November 15, 2017

When junior Lexi Lee touched the wall finishing the 200 yard medley relay and saw her teammates screaming and jumping on the swim deck, she immediately knew the relay qualified for State. “One thing that was super exciting was we got the exact State cut, and we got to 1:51.26,” Lee said. “Tha...

Girls’ swimming prepares for Sections

Girls’ swimming prepares for Sections

Sophie Yarosh and Maddie Lund

October 27, 2017

As junior Sarah Anderson prepares for Sections, she said the team will work on crazy things, such as swimming with clothes on. “Normally, for MEA (break) we do sweatsuit practices, which is swimming with a sweatshirt and sweatpants and diving in (and) getting out,” Anderson said. Anderson said i...

Girls’ swimming loses meet to conference rivals

Girls’ swimming loses meet to conference rivals

Sophie Yarosh

September 15, 2017

After a win against Chaska Sept. 7, the girls’ swim team lost to Chanhassen with a score of 29-65. Senior captain Izzy Leviton said even though the team lost, she walked away feeling satisfied. “Chanhassen is one of the best teams in our conference, like the best team in our conference, but we ...

Girls’ swim team honors seniors

Girls’ swim team honors seniors

Isaac Wert

October 16, 2016

Assistant coach of girls’ swimming Amanda Forsberg said senior night is a long-running tradition among high school sport teams. “It’s the last home meet of the season, where we honor the swimmers for their dedication and effort over the last three to six years,” Forsberg said. Forsberg said...

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