This past Friday, the Minnesota State Swimming team swam their way to victory against Sioux Falls. After 16 events, being relays and individual competition, the Mavericks beat the Sioux Falls Cougars 161-133. With the win, they are now 2-1 on the season.
The swim team won two relays, two diving events and four individual events. The first relay was the 200-medley relay where each swimmer took turns going 50 yards doing their specialty stroke before the next three did theirs as well.
The team of freshman Amanda Jordan, sophomores Lily Borgenheimer, Katie Streiff and Maggie Knier clocked in a time of 1:47:65 and finished first.
In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Knier, Jordan, Streiff and Anja Envenold also finished first at 1:39:55.
On the diving board, senior Hannah Guy dove her way into the water and into first place for the 1-meter diving event with a score of 223.95.
Her teammate senior Hannah Gosen notched a 218.35 in the 3-meter event, and placed first.
For the four individual events where the Mavericks found success in the water race, one woman went the distance to finish first twice.
Junior Rylie Parman swam the equivalent of 15 football fields, about 1,500 yards! Even more impressive was that she finished first in both the 1000- and 500-yard freestyle with times of 11:22:52 and 5:31:77, respectively.
Anther noticeable swimmer was Emily Goodman, who placed first in the 200-yard freestyle, where Minnesota State also placed second and third.
Jace Hanson and Strieff darted through the water to place first and second in the 50-yard freestyle.
Based on the first couple of games, two Maverick swimmers to follow throughout the year are Parman and Tori Roth.
Roth seems to be a wild card as she participates in multiple events and different strokes. Parman is a stamina machine who can swim for miles.
Also, senior Hannah Guy looks to be the team’s top diver.
Up next for the Maverick Swim team is a matchup with not one, but two teams this Saturday. Their opponents are Gustavus Adolphus and UW-Stevens Point.
Feature photo by Gage Cureton | MSU Reporter.