Despite a recent grueling schedule the Blue Springs South girls swimming and diving team continued its winning ways Tuesday.
After a marathon COMO Invitational meet Saturday, the Jaguars had strenuous practices Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Despite the morning practice and afternoon meet, the Jaguars totaled 638.5 points to top St. Teresa’s Academy (607.5), Lee’s Summit North (521) and Marshall (149) Tuesday at the Blue Springs Family YMCA.
“The girls responded well and kept the great momentum after a great COMO meet on Saturday,” Jaguars coach Errich Oberlander said. “They were also sore and tired from our practices on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. Despite some of our setbacks during the meet, the girls really did well to stay focused and build on our recent successes.”
The Jaguars claimed seven wins in 12 events, including a sweep of all three relays.
McKenzie MacLean won the 200-yard individual medley (2 minutes, 24.20 seconds). She also teamed with Gabby Fournier, Anna Zweerink and Raegan Hecker for a win in the 200 medley relay (1:58.73) and Fournier, Zweerink and Kirsten Markley for a win in the 400 freestyle relay (3:58.86).
Zweerink topped MacLean by just .01 of a second to win the 50 freestyle (27.10), and Fournier (1:06.09) edged Hecker (1:08.83) in the 100 butterfly. Hecker won the 500 freestyle (5:54.93) and then anchored the 200 freestyle relay win (1:49.39) along with Lauren Markley, Kirsten Markley and Alyssa Stone.
Lee’s Summit North’s Annie McCord totaled 251.45 to edge South’s Delaney Jackson (245.00) to win diving. Hayden Bentley was second in the 100 backstroke (1:08.90) and third in the 200 IM (2:32.23) to lead North’s swimmers.