The Spencer girls swim team won four relays at the Missouri Valley Relays in Sioux City Saturday, Sept. 8, in the season's second meet, which featured only relays. The Tigers finished third out of four teams with 154 points, 14 behind Sioux City Metro and eight back of Lewis Central (Council Bluffs). Abraham Lincoln, Council Bluffs was fourth with 60.
The 200-yard medley relay, comprised of Taylor Sieperda starting at backstroke, followed by Cassidy Fox and Krista Determan with Emma Dau to freestyle anchor, won the race by over eight seconds over Metro.
Sieperda, Fox and Dau were also part of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay along with Abby Goodenow, which was just over a second slower than last year's Spencer team in the same race (a meet record.) The Tigers qualified for state in the 200 free relay last year.
Fox captured her third victory with the anchor leg of the 200 breaststroke relay, teamed with Goodenow, Piper Swanson and Krista Larson. Spencer took second in the 200 butterfly relay and 8x50 free relay.
The Tigers will swim at Algona on Thursday and Saturday in Charles City before hosting its first home meet on Sept. 25 with Carroll at the Spencer YMCA.
|1. Sioux City Metro||168|
|2. Lewis Central||162|
|4. Abraham Lincoln||60|
200 Medley Relay- 1. Spencer (Taylor Sieperda, Cassidy Fox, Krista Determan, Emma Dau), 1:59.27. 2. Sioux City Metro, 2:08.76. 3. Lewis Central, 2:12.65.
800 Free Relay - 1. Lewis Central, 9:05.12. 2. Metro, 9:06.83. 3. Spencer (Lauren Schwarck, Megan Phillips, Lydia Slattery, Abby Ver Steeg), 11:33.76.
400 IM Medley Relay - 1. Lewis Central, 4:46.50. 2. Metro, 4:52.13. 3. Spencer (Piper Swanson, Shelby Morreim, Mollie Borth, Jennifer Will), 5:15.46.
200 Free Relay - 1. Spencer (Emma Dau, Abby Goodenow, Cassidy Fox, Taylor Sieperda), 1:45.51. 2. Metro, 1:49.78. 3. Lewis Central, 1:53.23.
200 Butterfly Relay - 1. Metro, 2:06.18. 2. Spencer (Haley Roberts, Kaylee Boelter, Krista Larson, Jennifer Will), 2:13.10. 3. LC, 2:13.33.
400 Free Relay - 1. LC, 4:01.02. 2. Metro, 4:19.50. 3. Spencer (Lauren Schwarck, Megan Phillips, Kaylee Boelter, Shelby Morreim), 5:09.14.
1,000 Free Relay (2x500) - 1. Metro, 11:45.54. 2. LC, 12:20.94. 3. Spencer (Krista Determan, Jennifer Will), 12:59.51.
200 Backstroke Relay - 1. Spencer (Abby Goodenow, Piper Swanson, Krista Larson, Cassidy Fox), 2:30.01. 2. Metro, 2:35.73. 3. Lewis Central, 2:38.16.
400 (8x50) Free Relay - 1. Lewis Central, 3:52.91* 2. Spencer, 4:18.34. 3. Metro, 4:31.17.
400 Medley Relay - 1. Metro, 4:25.52. 2. Lewis Central, 4:27.95. 3. Spencer (Taylor Sieperda, Abby Goodenow, Hayley Roberts, Emma Dau), 4:50.64.