Girls swim places fourth at BVSW invitational

On Saturday April 8, the jaguars racked up 168 points and placed fourth beating fifth place by 78 points.

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

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The girls swim team placed fourth out of 10 teams at the Blue Valley Southwest Invitational on Saturday, April 8. The girls finished the day after racking up 168 points.

To start the meet, jaguars placed fourth in the 200 yard medley relay and junior Jordan Robinson took first place in the 200 yard freestyle.

Despite placing first, Robinson feels that she did not do as well in her other races.

“I started off better, then I got a little worse,” Robinson said. “I just didn’t do that well in my other events.”

To kick off the second half, freshman Allison Godfrey took first in the 100 yard butterfly, beating second place by .27 seconds. Two events later, Mill Valley scored 36 points alone in the 500 yard freestyle with swimmers taking first, second and seventh.

The team did well, according to junior Jazlynn Schwegman, who won the 500 yard freestyle.

“We had a lot of personal best times at this meet and quite a few girls won their [individual] events, which is amazing,” Schwegman said. “We had some tough competition, not just in speed, but also in the fact that some of the teams were really big and had more opportunity to get points.”

Schwegman thinks the team is in a good position going forward into the season.

“The team [as a whole] needs to really think about what each person plans on swimming at state and prepare specifically for those events [so they] can do the best to their ability,” Schwegman said. “We have done a lot of the basics lately and I feel like we can now work on more race stuff.”

The Jaguars will swim again at Blue Valley West on Tuesday, April 11.

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