Heinen sets pool record at Taconite InviteThe Superior High School girls swimming team finished third at the Taconite Invitational Saturday in the Mesabi East pool in Aurora, Minn.
The Superior High School girls swimming team finished third at the Taconite Invitational Saturday in the Mesabi East pool in Aurora, Minn.
Kaitlin Heinen led the Spartans on the day by swimming her fastest 200 freestyle race this season to set a new Mesabi East pool record. Heinen also swam to first in the 100 backstroke against the strong 11-team field. Nikki Hansen, Grace Elonen and Kjersten Lisak joined Heinen on the second place 200 medley relay.
Giselle Sziron won silver in diving in her second ever 11-dive meet. Elonen came from behind to fight to third in the 100 freestyle.
Other top six finishes for the Spartans included Hansen, fourth in the 100 breaststroke; Elonen, fifth in the 50 free; and Heinen, Lisak, Julie Snyder and Elonen, fourth in the 200 free relay.
“We were several swimmers short of full strength and still placed near the top,” SHS coach George Lehman said. “Hopefully we will recover from a number of injuries before the big meets at the end of the month.”
Superior is back in action at 5 p.m. Thursday at Cloquet.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Duluth East 335; 2. Two Harbors-Silver Bay 198; 3. Superior 137; 4. Virginia 122; 5. International Falls 121; 6. Mesabi East 110; 7. Eveleth-Gilbert 92; 8. Duluth Denfeld 81; 9. Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 72; 10. Norttheast Range/Ely 63; 11. Chisholm 58.
(Winners and Superior’s results)
One-meter diving—1. Savannah Robertson, MESE, 276.95; 2. Giselle Sziron, SHS, 262.85.
200 Medley Relay—1. DE, 1:57.80; 2. SHS (Kaitlin Heinen, Nicole Hansen, Grace Elonen, Kjersten Lisak), 2:04.67.
200 Freestyle—1. Heinen, SHS, 2:00.47 (new pool and meet record); 10. Lisak, SHS, 2:22.32.
200 IM—1. Kelly Punyko, DE, 2:29.23; 12. Hansen, SHS, 2:47.07.
50 Freestyle—1. Alissa Marlow, DE, 26.11; 5. Elonen, SHS, 27.59.
100 Butterfly—1. Cora Knauss, DE, 1:06.06.
100 Freestyle—1. Hanna West, DD, 59.56; 3. Elonen, SHS, 1:01.22; 12. Lisak, SHS, 1:04.57.
500 Freestyle—1. Knauss, DE, 5:54.12.
200 Freestyle Relay—1. THSB, 1:51.23; 4. SHS (Heinen, Lisak, Julie Snyder, Elonen), 1:54.62.
100 Backstroke—1. Heinen, SHS, 1:03.70.
100 Breaststroke—1. Hailee Jofs, ME, 1:15.79; 4. Hansen, SHS, 1:18.33.
400 Freestyle Relay—1. DE, 3:56.15; 10. SHS (Britta Bergstrom, Keileen Gall, Ashley Kittelson, Snyder), 4:49.05.