JV championships a success

Senior Julianne Mack flashes her million-dollar smile to the judges en route to her first-place finish in the diving portion of the JV Championships. -
Senior Julianne Mack flashes her million-dollar smile to the judges en route to her first-place finish in the diving portion of the JV Championships.
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SNOHOMISH The Lady Tomahawks swim-dive team saved their best for last Thursday, Oct. 26, for the junior varsity championships at Snohomishs Hal Moe Pool.
Coach Jaci Legore-Hodgins said it was the best meet of the year and a great time for our team to spend quality time together.
When we meet on the first day of the season and have our team-building lock-in together, we tell our team our goal is the last meet of the season is your best performance, she said. That is how we train and prepare throughout the season. These girls did such a great job of making that happen.
The 200-yard medley relay team of seniors Julianne Mack, Emily Turner, Rebecca Corle and junior Sandra Todd swam to a fourth-place finish in 2:24.75.
The trio of juniors Todd (2:38.42), Coragiulo (2:40.43) and freshman Nikita Cheema (2:40.49) came in 7-9th in the 200-yard freestyle for a combined 16 points.
In the 200-yard individual medley, juniors Robynn Bryant (8th- 3:00.27) and Lauren Wagner (11th-3:17.97) got a total of seven points.
The M-P diving duo of Mack (151.70 points) and sophomore Melinda Blomberg (142.50) finished first-second, respectively, on the one-meter board.
Senior Crystal Mollett picked up nine points with her sixth-place performance of 109.90 points.
Diving coach Dick Caldwell said he was proud of the performance displayed by the divers.
They did well today, he said. It was a fun meet for these kids. Two out of the three divers got 6s. I am proud of all of them.
Two M-P swimmers finished sixth-seventh place in the 100-yard butterfly to pick-up 16 points: Corle (6th- 1:21.12) and freshman Leah Gordon (7th- 1:28.89)
In the 500-yard freestyle, Bryant (8th- 7:01.24) and Coragiulo (9th- 7:03.47) garnered nine points in the lung-expanding event of the afternoon.
Corle swam to a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:16.44.
The event that we did the best in was the backstroke, Legore-Hodgins said. We were five-for-five in dropping time in the backstroke.
Turner placed sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:31.05 and freshman Elyse Osterhaug was five places behind her in a time of 1:33.99.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Mack, Todd, junior Lauren Wagner and Bryant came in fourth place in 4:48.70 to cap off the meet.
Legore-Hodgins was very satisfied with both the individual performances and the team overall.
Becky Corle had such a great swim, she said. It gave her a wild card entry into the District Meet this week. We had 15 girls drop time in their individual events. We also had many drop time in their relay splits.

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