Meet victories have been hard to come by for the Mounds View High School boys swimming and diving team so far this season. The Mustangs dropped their first three Suburban East Conference dual meets but broke into the win column last week.
Mounds View notched victory No. 1 by outscoring Cretin-Derham Hall 105-78 at the recently-renovated Chippewa Middle School pool. The Mustangs won 10 of the 12 events to pick up the victory.
Last year’s Mounds View High School boys swimming and diving team enjoyed an excellent season - a 7-2 dual-meet record, third place in the Suburban East Conference, true-team section runner-up, and Minnesota State High School League Section 5AA runner-up. They capped off the season with a strong eighth-place finish at state, led by All-American Noah Lucas, who was the Class AA state champion in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyles, both in state record time. As a team, the Mustangs set six new school records in 2012-2013.
Mounds View High School senior Kiley Kuether closed out her prep diving career on the highest of high notes last week. Kuether won the Class AA state diving championship on Nov. 20 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Kuether amassed 408.05 points over 11 dives to win the state title by almost seven points. Rochester Century sophomore Adrianna Jacobs finished second with 401.15 points.
Two members of the Roseville Area High School girls swimming and diving team represented their squad and school at the state meet last week. Junior Lauren Kacmarynski and eighth-grader Michelle Schlossmacher-Smith competed in the Class AA state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
Pictured are Michelle Schlossmacher Smith, Lauren Kacmarynski, and Adrianna Schlossmacher from the Roseville girls swimming and diving team. Schlossmacher and Kacmarynski will compete in the state meet this week. (submitted photo)
Two members of the Roseville Area High School girls swimming and diving team will represent the school at this week’s Class AA state meet. Both Raiders qualified for state by finishing second in their respective events.
Junior Lauren Kacmarynski is set to compete at state in the 100-yard freestyle after her runner-up performance at the Section 4AA meet on Nov. 9.
Eight members of the Mounds View High School girls swimming and diving earned themselves another week of practice by qualifying for next week’s state meet. Seven swimmers and one diver are set to compete in the Class AA meet Nov. 18-20 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.The Mustangs qualified for state in two relays, one individual event and the diving competition.
With 15 returning letterwinners on the roster this season, the Roseville Area High School girls swimming and diving has a solid nucleus around which to build. High school swimming is a numbers game, however, and the Raiders’ numbers are small.
“A strong lead swimmer in all events and four strong divers,” Roseville head coach Barbara VailOdash listed as her team’s strength. “We are a small team, which will affect our depth.”