Powell wins twice to lead Brookfield East girls swimmers
Team tips crosstown rival Brookfield Central
Host Brookfield East nipped Brookfield Central, 97-89, as the local girls swimming teams met on Oct. 10.
The Spartans had seven first-place finishes and seven second-place performances, while the Lancers had five winners and five runner-ups.
"As always both teams competed well with great races and team spirit," East coach Michael Rose said. "Overall it was quite a good meet."
Finding winning ways
The 200-yard medley relay (a season-best time of 1 minute, 53.59 seconds) of Lindsay Powell, Elaine Klatt, Maggie Lingle and Jessica Westcott and the 400 freestyle relay (3:49.00) of Meredith Gustafson, Lingle, Powell and Westcott were relay winners.
Powell was also a double individual winner in both the 200 IM (2:16.47) and the 100 backstroke (1:01.53) as was Gustafson in both the 200 free (2:03.31) and 500 free (5:26.43), setting season bests in both.
Westcott was the other individual winning, taking the 100 free (56.75).
The Lancers had one relay win in the 200 free relay (1:46.20) of Erin Locante, Lauren Locante, Courtney Severance and Natalie Daniels.
Central's four individual winners included double winner Nikki Wahlgren in the 50 free (26.22) and the 100 butterfly (59.07), Kate Mierow in the 1-meter diving (206.15) and Leah Lee in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.24).
East's Sara Kirmis finished second in two events, the 200 IM (2:19.33) and the 100 breaststroke (1:12.64).
Lingle also was runner-up in two events, the 100 butterfly (1:00.15) and the 500 free (5:26.52).
Other second-place finishes came from Kelsey Linsmeier in 1-meter diving (196.25), Tatiana Babikova in the 100 free (58.72), and the 200 free relay (1:49.53) of Babikova, Jordan Paterson, Ellen Mahoney and Gustafson.
For the Lancers, the 200 medley relay (1:54.99) of Rachel Illgen, Lee, Wahlgren and Greta Patt and the 400 relay (3:49.96) of Daniels, Lauren Locante, Patt and Wahlgren finished second.
Courtney Severance in the 200 free (2:05.61), Patt in the 50 free (27.00) and Illgen in the 100 back (1:02.63) were the other second-place finishers.
Central coach William Twitchell summed up the meet like only he can.
"Sometimes sport can transcend the event itself," he said. "Where there is love, the impossible becomes trivial. Last night's meet will not be forgotten."
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