Saturday morning, the Lady Lionfish swam against Heritage and Arapahoe High School in one of their last meets of the season. Both Heritage and Arapahoe are very strong, large teams and were able to collect lots of points. However, LHS had some great swims by a few individuals and many girls swam in new races.
Senior Lydia VanKooten led the way as she took first place in both the 50 and 100 free while senior Reganne Fornstrom placed second in the 100 back and 200 IM.
“The meet went pretty well for me. I had the same times in all my events, so I wasn’t disappointed. We also had a lot of girls have their best times and try new events which was fun for everyone,” said VanKooten.
The 200 free relay also did extremely well and placed first about 11 seconds ahead of the next team. The relay team consists of VanKooten, Fornstrom, junior Sophie Groustra and sophomore Natalie Parkhurst.
“State is coming up in three weeks so a lot of girls are trying to make the times and qualify,” said VanKooten.
VanKooten is among those who have already qualified for state. She has qualified in an impressive six events including the 200 free relay.
The girls have two meets this week before league and state. Thus far, they have really enjoyed their season with many new faces and learning opportunities.