Anna Ryan won back-to-back events to help the Blue Springs South girls swimming and diving team to a win in a five-team meet Tuesday.
The Jaguars totaled 737 points to top Grain Valley (454), Kearney (387.5), Warrensburg (372.5) and Marshall (44) at the Blue Springs South Aquatic Center.
“We are right in the middle of some of our hardest training practices of the year, and we really came through with some really good performances despite being tired,” Jaguars coach Errich Oberlander said. “Hopefully the trend of swimming fast when we are tired will really pay off at the end of the season when we are rested. Kaylee Lombardo on the diving board is inching closer and closer to getting her individual state cut.”
Lombardo totaled 215.90 points to win diving over Grain Valley’s Hayden Meyer (211.80) and Piper Barnard (207.05).
Ryan claimed first in the 100-yard backstroke in 1 minute, 10.49 seconds, and then turned around and triumphed in the next event, the 100 breaststroke in 1:23.53.
Regi Hecker also had two wins for South, prevailing in the 200 freestyle (2:06.92) and 100 freestyle (57.16), edging her sister Kennedy Hecker (59.27) in the 100.
Maelyn MacLean and Anna Zweerink each had a win and a runner-up finish. MacLean took second in the 200 freestyle (2:13.71) and then won the 200 individual medley (2:29.90) in back-to-back events, both in state cosideration times. Zweerink won the 100 butterfly (1:04.92) and was second in the 50 freestyle (27.41).
The Jaguars also swept all three relays.
Rachel Turpin led the way for Grain Valley. She won the 500 freestyle in 6:13.33 and took second in the 200 IM (2:33.35). Anna Reich took second in the 100 backstroke (1:14.82) and Riley Downey was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:26.01) for the Eagles.