Girls’ swim and dive continues their triumph as season reaches new heights

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Girls’ swim and dive continues their triumph as season reaches new heights

Metea Valley swimmer swims the 500 free style.

Metea Valley swimmer swims the 500 free style.

Olivia Gaziano

Metea Valley swimmer swims the 500 free style.

Olivia Gaziano

Olivia Gaziano

Metea Valley swimmer swims the 500 free style.

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The varsity girls’ swim team is coming off of a fantastic season last year, grabbing sixth at the state level. They used that momentum to their advantage yesterday as they competed against Naperville Central and Dekalb high school in the third meet of their season. The Mustangs scored high in many of their events, but that is not where the Lady Mustangs are focusing for this upcoming season. 

“We have just been training really hard and practicing [through] pushing ourselves, that’s really what we have been focusing on,” junior McKenna Stone said after finishing 2nd in the 200 free. This emphasis on training and self-improvement is a staple of the swim team, even as they keep succeeding. As yesterday’s meet, went on, the team supported each other through wins, losses, and everything in between. “Everyone did really well,” head varsity coach Mark Jager said after the meet, “we’re very happy with our progress so far”.

One of many relay teams, seniors Aimee and Lanie Patterson, Kellie Willhite, and freshman Amanda Schmitt are coming off of a great season last year. Throughout all of their success, they still remain humble and hard working. The girls snagged second place in the 200-yard medley relay last night, but the group still aims to improve their record with the goal of placing higher than the year before.

“You can’t do the same thing to get the same results,” Willhite said.

The girls will host Lake Park High School on October 1st at 4:30 pm.