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Success At The Girls Sectionals Meet

This last Saturday was the 2018 Girls IHSA Sectional meet.  For those of you unfamiliar with Illinois high school swimming, in order to advance on to the IHSA State Meet, a swimmer must win the event at Sectionals or make the state qualifying times.  Unlike in USA Swimming, it doesn't matter if you've swum the qualifying time during the season, you must do it at Sectionals in order to go to State.  It certainly makes for an exciting and nerve wracking experience for the swimmers and the spectators!

The Stateline High School girls that trained with us over the summer certainly had a tremendous amount of success!  Ali Cushing (200FR), Torie Dolan (100BR) and Elena Kitzman (100FL) all advanced to this weekend's state meet by winning their events!  Congratulations ladies.  In addition to these state qualifiers, each and every one of our Stateline swimmers had a lifetime best time or a season's best time at the Sectional meet.

Below, you can see clearly all of the success that all nine of our young ladies achieved through their hard work and determination.  

Name Event  Seed Time Sectional Final Time  
Ali Cushing 200 FR 2:00.80 1:55.45 1st - State Qualifier
  100 FR 56.08 53.82 3rd
Brook Dagefoerde 200 FR 2:16.04 2:15.43 12th
Torie Dolan 200 IM 2:19.44 2:15.85 3rd
  100 BR 1:11.04 1:08.77 1st - State Qualifier
Ashlyn Dull 200 IM 2:41.29 2:38.22 17th
  500 FR 6:17.91 6:07.15 17th
Finley Hamilton 200 FR 2:15.12 2:08.77 8th
  500 FR 5:56.80 5:43.95 7th
Taylor Hargraves 200 IM 2:25.28 2:20.16 5th
  100 FL 1:05.13 1:02.66 4th
Elena Kitzman 100 FL 1:02.04 :59.31 1st - State Qualifier
  100 BK 1:03.90 1:01.76 5th
Maclaryn Leonard 200 IM 2:24.66 2:20.17 6th
  100 BR 1:16.30 1:16.21 7th
Lauren Shields 200 IM 2:23.20 2:21.19 7th
  500 FR 5:30.11 5:27.60 2nd

Please join me in wishing good luck to Ali, Torie and Elena at the State meet this weekend!