November 11, 2018
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|
|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|
|Finley Hamilton||200 FR||2:15.12||2:08.77||8th|
|Taylor Hargraves||200 IM||2:25.28||2:20.16||5th|
|Elena Kitzman||100 FL||1:02.04||:59.31||1st - State Qualifier|
|Maclaryn Leonard||200 IM||2:24.66||2:20.17||6th|
|Lauren Shields||200 IM||2:23.20||2:21.19||7th|
Please join me in wishing good luck to Ali, Torie and Elena at the State meet this weekend!