Thursday, January 7, 2016
Bloomington High School North
Columbus North High School
The Cougar girls made history last night, beating out Columbus North for the first time in the school’s history. Starting out in the 200 Medley Relay, the team of Melinda Wang, Anna Kindred, Sonia Rista and Alicia DeMars took second while Emmy Bright, Becca Belcher, Jenna Dedek and Kailah Young took third with a PR for Dedek. In the 200 Freestyle, Sarah Covey took second with a season best of 2:11.34, Sara Hosea took third and Jenna Dedek finished fourth. Rista took second in the 200 IM, followed by Young in third with a PR of 2:33.34 and Melina Raglin in fifth with a PR of 2:47.77. The 50 Freestyle was won by Melinda Wang with a best time of 25.56. Avery Covey and Becca Belcher also achieved PRs in the 50. The divers swept their event, taking first, second and third with the team of DeMars, Ryan Paquette and Greta Meya. Marni Sirota scored 137.90 in diving, which would have placed her fourth if she had not been exhibition. The Cougars had another strong showing in the 100 Butterfly, taking second, third and fourth with the team of Dedek with a season best, Savannah Stewart and Young with her second best time of the night. The 100 Freestyle was a great event with best times from Avery Covey, Mae Scott, Tatiana Huss, DeMars and Ryan Paquette. Sarah Covey had a season best in the 500 Freestyle with a 5:54.69, taking second. Hosea followed in third and Anastasia Huss finished fourth with a season best of 6:29.80. The relay team of Stewart, Bright, Kindred and Sarah Covey took first in the 200 Freestyle Relay, followed by Ryan Paquette, Belcher, Anastasia Huss and Hosea in third. Wang took second in the 100 Backstroke, followed by Bright in third and Rista in fourth. Anna Kindred won the 100 Breaststroke, followed Becca Belcher in third with a season best of 1:19.42. Melina Raglin achieved a lifetime best in the breaststroke with 1:21.55. The Cougars finished up the meet with Sarah Covey, DeMars, Rista and Wang taking second and Stewart, Dedek. Anastasia Huss and Hosea taking third.
Overall, the Cougar girls had 39 lifetime/ season bests. Great job, ladies!