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Girls swimming and diving: Irish beat Prior Lake

The Rosemount girls swimming and diving team won 8 of 12 events in securing a 92-89 South Suburban Conference meet victory over Prior Lake last Thursday.

Megan Wenman, Olvia Johnston and Katie Garrity were each part of three first-place finishes. Wenman and Johnston opened the meet by joining Claire Tolan and Madeline Ryan for a winning time of 1 minute, 53.64 seconds in the 200 medley relay. Wenman recovered in time to claim the 200 freestyle, just ahead of Tolan in second place, and Garrity and Johnston followed with a 1-2 finish in the 200 freestyle to give the Irish an early 29-17 lead.

The Irish added 1-2 finishes in the 1-meter dive and 100 butterfly as they extended their advantage to 59-35. Sawyer Murray and Claire Judeh led the way in the dive and Wenman and Abby Tesch set the pace in the 100 butterfly.

Garrity followed with a 23-second margin of victory in the 500 freestyle and returned an event later to join Johnston, Ryan and Grace Herron for a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay.

Johnston scored her third gold in the 100 breaststroke.

Other second-place finishers were Herron in the 50 free, Ryan in the 100 free and Tolan in the 100 backstroke.

The Irish host Bloomington Kennedy tonight at RMS.

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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