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Striving to be Saints, Scholars, and Champions Series
November 11, 2011By Mark Miller of Boylan Catholic Broadcasting
Last weekend the Lady Titans swim team took 3rd place in conference behind Freeport who took 1st place and Belvidere who placed 2nd. The Titans got off to a rough start when diver Taylor Ferger got injured during her warmups. This set the Titans back a few points from the start. After this a 100 free swimmer got disqualified during her race. With these set backs the Titans were able to place third in the competition. The titans scored 241 points 7 points behind Belvidere's 248. Freeport scored 266 points breaking the Titans winning streak that dates back to 2006.
The Titans are now preparing for sectionals and they have a chance to send a couple girls down state with a little luck. Last year the team was able send Taylor Mollin as an individual in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:55.62 and Katherine Nelson as individual in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54.18. The team also sent the 200 yard freestyle relay team that clocked in with a time of 1:39.52 at sectionals. To qualify as an individual or as a relay team the swimmers must place 1st in there sectional or hit a standard qualifying time. To qualify in diving, divers have to either place 1st in their sectional, or be in the next thirty-two top scoring divers from all the sectionals minus the swimmers who won their sectional. In diving Taylor Ferger will have a good shot at qualifying. For swimming the girls have a chance to qualify in relay events. Come support the Lady Titans at Byron this weekend.