Champlin Park Girls Swimming and Diving: 200 Free Relay Closes Season at State Class 2A Competition | Sports


The Champlin Park girls who swim and dive closed the 2021 season on Nov. 19 in the Class 2A state preliminaries at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota.

The Rebels advanced the 200-yard free throw in Section 5AA with juniors Kari Bork and Addy Stover, sophomore Sienna Nguyen and eighth Sophia Norsted.

The quartet narrowly missed the cup to be a substitute for the final, taking 19th place out of 20 teams in the event, but they also swam the fastest of the season on the biggest stage.

The team hit the wall in 1 minute, 41.91 seconds, 38 hundredths of a second better than their classification time.

Bork swam the fastest 50 freestyle in 24.96 to take the lead, and Norsted swam the anchor in the second best 50 freestyle in 25.14. Stover’s split time was 25.88 and Nguyen’s was 25.93.

All four swimmers are expected to be back in 2022 as non-seniors, and the Rebels had a very young squad as a whole and will seek more state spots next season.

Edina won the 200 freestyle relay in 1: 34.25 and Minnetonka was second in 1: 34.36. Eden Prairie won the bronze medal in 1: 36.09.

Wayzata (1: 38.64), Minneapolis Washburn (1: 38.83), Sartell St. Stephens (1: 39.21) and Lakeville North (1: 39.3) also made it to the podium.

Minnetonka won the state tag team title with a 381, and Edina was second with a 223. Stillwater was third with a 176.

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