SWIMMING AND DIVING PREPARATION: Marshall defeats Willmar 105-79 in home opener | News, Sports, Jobs
MARSHALL – After spending their first month of the season on the road, Marshall’s women’s swimming and diving team held their first home meeting of the season on Tuesday, beating Willmar 105-79.
âWe had our whole roster here which was a big deal and keeping everyone healthy and on the game,â Marshall coach Nikki Ax-Bell said. âI got to move some people around and see different swims than I haven’t seen this season and it was the first time we have been swimming at home and we still swim confidently at home and enjoy their pool at home and that was still true here.This was our fifth meeting in eight days of school, so they’re pretty sore and tired.
In the 200-yard QN relay, the team of Mansi Bell, Maddie Larson, Hailey Brandt and Clara Bader took first place with a time of 2: 01.56 while the team of Alex Larson, Emma Beavers, Alli Kopitski and Autumn Deutz took second with a time of 2: 06.71 and the team of Elizabeth Coudron, Paige Milstead, Taylor Brandt and Aaliyah Podratz finished sixth with a time of 2: 23.65. In the 200-yard free, Kopitski was second with a time of 2: 12.79 while Milstead was fifth with a time of 2: 22.75 and Coudron was sixth with a time of 2: 30.14. In the 200-yard individual IM, Maddie Larson took first place with a time of 2: 26.75 while Alex Larson was second with a time of 2: 31.14 and Beavers was fourth with a time of 2: 33.09. In the 50-yard free, Grace Rokeh was second with a time of 26.78 seconds while Hailey Brandt was third with a time of 27.33 seconds and Deutz was fourth with a time of 27.79 seconds.
In the 1-meter dive, Bader was second with a score of 176.75 while Reagan Brandt was third with a score of 158.50 and Brooklyn Gossen was fourth with a score of 149.80. In the 100-yard butterfly, Hailey Brandt took first place with a time of 1: 04.49 while Bell took third place with a time of 1: 09.29 and Reagan Brandt was fifth with a time of 1: 14.76. In the 100-yard free, Rokeh took first place with a time of 58.94 seconds while Bader was second with a time of 59.48 seconds and Gossen was fifth with a time of 1: 04.47. In the 500-yard free, Kopitski was second with a time of 5: 56.72 while Milstead was third with a time of 6: 17.51 ââand Podratz was sixth with a time of 6: 37.90.
In the 200-yard free relay, Bader, Rokeh, Alex Larson and Bell took first place with a time of 1: 48.58 while Beavers, Maddie Larson, Reagan Brandt and Gossen took third. place with a time of 1: 56.96. On the 100 backstroke, Deutz was second with a time of 1: 09.33 while Alex Larson was third with a time of 1: 09.37 and Bell was fourth with a time of 1: 10.65. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Maddie Larson took first place with a time of 1: 14.23 while Beavers was second with a time of 1: 15.45 and Eryn Kraft was fifth with a time of 1:13, 26 to complete their time.
Marshall will then compete on October 14 at home against Tri-City United at 6 p.m. ET. Ax-Bell said their biggest takeaway is to keep honing some core skills as well as recovering well as a group.
âThey did a good job finishing their races and putting their hands up to the wall; we have people who are new to swimming in high school, so just understand what double competition scoring is and look at the scoreboard and refine our starts, turns and general knowledge of the sport â , said Ax-Bell. “We are now going to take a two week break as we have been in a cycle for a week and a half of training, recovery and preparation, so it will be a good opportunity for us to get sites in which we do not have not done because we did a lot of race ready work.