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Marshall swimmers compete in Montevideo

September 21, 2012
Marshall Independent

The Marshall swim team took part in a pentathlon against Montevideo Thursday in Montevideo and displayed its dominance over the Thunder Hawks by placing the top three finishers in all five events.

The participants in the pentathlon each swam five events: the 200-yard individual medley, the 50 freestyle, the 100 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and the 100 breaststroke.

Tigers head coach Nicole Peterson said the event was less about getting a win over Montevideo and more about seeing what her swimmers were capable of.

"It was just a good experience for the kids to swim in events they wouldn't normally swim, and for the coaches to see kids shine in events we don't usually have the opportunity to put them in," she said.

Kylie Vermeire had the fastest time in four of the five events. She won the 200 IM with a time of 2 minutes, 21.34 seconds, and also took first in the 50 freestyle (26.05), the 100 freestyle (56.76) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.56).

Marshall's other first-place finisher was Abby Suprenant, who won the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.32. She also had second-place finishes in the 100 backstroke and the 50 freestyle. Tiger swimmer Ashley Dunn added second-place finishes in the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle.

Peterson said the focus wasn't all on the winners. She was happy to see all of her swimmers have a chance to compete.

"We haven't had an actual dual meet yet, so especially for our new kids this was an opportunity to swim something other than the 50 or 100 freestyle. For them to make it through and swim all five events was a huge accomplishment and fun to watch."

The Tigers will have to wait even longer for their first dual, since their home dual with Willmar that was scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. Their next meet will be on Thursday in Watertown against Watertown-Mayer.

Marshall/Montevideo Pentathlon

Marshall Top Finishers

200 Individual Medley: 1. Kylie Vermeire 2:21.34; 2. Ashley Dunn 2:23.14; 3. Abby Suprenant 2:25.98; 4. Blythe Bell 2:33.78; 5. Abby Blanchette 2:34.05; 7. Cassaundra Krogen 2:34.53; 9. Kelsey Pieschke 2:47.33.

50 Freestyle: 1. K. Vermeire 26.05; 2. Suprenant 26.43; 3. Dunn 27.28; 6. Laura Mitlyng 27.97; 7. Elizabeth Roseland 28.23; 8. Krogen 28.39; 9. Blanchette 28.55.

100 Freestyle: 1. K. Vermeire 56.76; 2. Dunn 58.56; 3. Suprenant 1:00.32; t4. Krogen, Blanchette 1:02.10; 6. Mitlyng 1:02.1.

100 Backstroke: 1. K. Vermeire 1:04.56; 2. Suprenant 1:05.39; 3. Dunn 1:05.66; 4. Mitlyng 1:11.23; 6. Krogen 1:14.44; 8. Blanchette 1:16.32; 9. Bell 1:16.66; 10. Pieschke 1:17.95.

100 Breaststroke: 1. Suprenant 1:16.32; 2. Blanchette 1:16.82; 3. Dunn 1:18.79; 4. K. Vermeire 1:21.39; 7 Krogen 1:25.09; 10. Bell 1:27.99.

 
 

 

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