Girls swimming wraps up regular season

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The Cheney girls swim team finished its regular season last week after wins over Prosser (97-64) and Grandview (97-45), Oct. 22 and a loss at Pullman (113-56), Oct. 24.

In the meet against Prosser and Grandview, Makenzie Norman won the 100 freestyle in 56.25 seconds while Abby Wood (1:12.42) finished second. Norman (25.57) also won the 50 freestyle while Courtney Hanson (28.94) took second and Ammi Hanna (34.52) finished third.

Alexis Schmidt (2:23.34), Evarosa Perry (2:47.79) and Meghan Krantz (2:55.29) took the top three spots in the 200 individual medley.

Schmidt (1:03.35) won the 100 butterfly while Krantz (1:18.32) finished first in the 100 backstroke.
Melissa Johnson (2:26.67), Wood (2:40.61) and Tally Larsen (2:49.07) finished in the top three in the 200 freestyle. Johnson (6:31.05) won the 500 freestyle while Perry (6:32.02) was third.

In team events, Norman, Hanson, Johnson and Schmidt won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:53.30. The group of Norman, Hanson, Perry and Schmidt (4:15.04) took first in the 400 freestyle relay. The team of Krantz, Boston, Hanson and Hanna (2:29.75) finished second in the 200 medley relay.

“It was a good meet for us and it set up our tentative lineup for districts,” head coach Jennifer Hochwalt said. “We had some good swims, especially from our younger competitors.”
At the Pullman meet, Norman won the 100 butterfly (1:01.31) and took second in the 200 freestyle (2:05.66).

Schmidt finished second in the 500 freestyle in 5:54.02 and third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:17.47.
Other top finishers for Cheney include Krantz (30.12) finishing second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 backstroke (1:19.20). Hanson (2:50.19) was second in the 200 IM.

In team events, Johnson, Krantz, Perry and Hanson won the 400 freestyle relay in 4:27.09. The team of Norman, Hanson, Johnson and Schmidt took second in both the 200 medley (2:10.46) and 200 freestyle (1:53.23) relays.

Cheney will compete at the Class 2A/1A District Championships, Oct. 29-31 at Moses Lake High School.
Last year, Norman captured district titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle while Schmidt finished second in the 100 butterfly and 200 IM. Cheney’s relay team also won the 200 freestyle relay.

“I can’t wait to see how our swimmers perform this year,” Hochwalt said. “Hopefully they can make it past the top 16 and into the top 8.”

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About Al Stover

I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. I currently work as a Staff Reporter for the Cheney Free Press. I have interviewed characters like cage fighters, drag queens and dungeon masters. I like Batman, coffee, MMA and beer.
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