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Marshall swim team takes 3rd at Prior Lake

Kylie Vermeire achieves state-qualifying time in 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle; McKenzie Vermeire earns state-qualifying time in 200 IM

September 17, 2012
Marshall Independent

The Marshall swim team ended a long layoff by competing at the Prior Lake Invitational Saturday at Prior Lake High School.

The Tigers placed third in the six-team meet with 273.5 points. Prior Lake, a Class AA school, won its home invite with 536.5 points. Mankato West, the No. 4-ranked team in Class A, placed second with a score of 449.

Marshall was followed in the team standings by Saint Peter (267 points), Andover (264) and Simley (175).

Two Tiger swimmers achieved state-qualifying times at Saturday's meet. Senior McKenzie Vermeire did so by winning the 200 individual medley with her time of 2 minutes, 16.15 seconds. Her sister, sophomore Kylie Vermeire, did so in the 200 freestyle (2:00.04) and the 500 freestyle (5:20.29). She also won both of the races.

McKenzie Vermeire added a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:04.31).

Ashley Dunn earned a couple of fourth-place finishes for the Tigers. She swam a time of 2:23.27 in the 200 IM and had a time of 1:04.84 in the 100 butterfly. Abby Blanchette added a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:17.71.

Abby Surprenant had the only other top-five finish in an individual event for the Tigers, taking fifth in the 100 backstroke (1:07.63).

Marshall's 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay teams each took third place.

Prior Lake Invitational

Team Scores: 1. Prior Lake 236.5; 2. Mankato West 449; 3. Marshall 273.5; 4. Saint Peter 267; 5. Andover 264; 6. Simley 175.

MARSHALL TOP FINISHERS

200 Medley Relay-5. Cassaundra Krogen, Abby Blanchette, Hannah Bock, Laura Mitlyng 2:07.92.

200 Freestyle-1. Kylie Vermeire 2:00.04*; 9. Abby Surprenant 2:13.28.

200 Individual Medley-1. McKenzie Vermeire 2:16.15*; 4. Ashley Dunn 2:23.27.

100 Butterfly-4. Dunn 1:04.84.

100 Freestyle-10. Krogen 1:01.67.

500 Freestyle-1. K. Vermeire 5:20.29*.

200 Freestyle Relay: 3. M. Vermeire, Surprenant, Dunn, K. Vermeire 1:45.09.

100 Backstroke: 3. M. Vermeire 1:04.31; 5. Surprenant 1:07.63.

100 Breaststroke: 4. Blanchette 1:17.71.

400 Freestyle Relay: 3. M. Vermeire, Surprenant, Dunn, K. Vermeire 3:52.79.

(*) denotes state-qualifying time

 
 

 

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