C-I Swim defeats Tigers
Taking on rival Princeton in a non-conference dual meet, the Cambridge-Isanti girls swim & dive team won their Sept. 8 home opener 94-79.
A big highlight for the Bluejackets was Katie McCann, Maria Vavra and Nicole Peterson sweeping the top three places in the 100 Freestyle. In the 200 Free, Aliina Knickerbocker posted her first varsity win with a personal-best 2:19. The 100 Butterfly corp was also strong with Lauren Nolt placing 1st and Jocelyn Johnson 2nd.
Carly Dupree swam to 1st in the 100 Breaststroke (1:17.4). Hanna Thiry was 2nd in Diving with 174.7 points, followed by Emily Stewart taking 3rd at 163.1. Also placing 2nd for the Jackets were Laura Lund in the 500 Free (6:20), Ashley Hiljus in the 100 Backstroke, and Paige Thomas in the 200 IM.
C-I opened the meet with a 1st place in the 200 Medley Relay, made up of Hiljus, Dupree, Morgan Scheiller and McCann. The 200 Free Relay of Brooke Olson, Vavra, Thomas and McCann also won its race.
“Our JV also had lots of great times at the meet; we have lots of depth,” noted C-I Coach Jen Olson. “With such a big team full of hard workers and very motivated swimmers, we will be able to play around with the line up– giving swimmers an opportunity to try different events.”
• The Bluejackets also took 1st place among the six teams at the Sept. 1 Princeton Relays invite.
More Swim/Dive results
On Saturday, the Bluejackets finished in 4th place out of eight teams at the Big Lake Invite.
Tuesday night, Sept. 13, section-partner Andover defeated C-I 102-84. Bluejacket highlights:
• Hannah Thiry 188.60 and Emily Stewart 174.00 both got their persona-best diving score
• Katie McCann had an amazing race and won the 100 Free 58.92
• The Bluejackets open the Mississippi 8 schedule with a Sept. 15 home match against St. Michael-Albertville. The team then heads north for the annual Hibbing Invite on Saturday.