The Toreadors knew the competition would be stout coming into the meet. However, they managed to put forth a solid performance. Boone started things off by finishing 5th in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 2:02.26. Freshman Haley Hall, Sophomores Maddie Santi and Erin Kokemiller, and Senior Kate Kokemiller were the members of the relay team. Sophomore Anne Marie DeVries won her heat capturing a 7th place finish overall in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 27.34. Later in the meet, Maddie Santi also won her heat in the 100 yard backstroke and received 4th place honors overall. Her time of 1:06.85 was a personal best.
Junior Amara Austin has put in a lot of work since last season. She swam the 500 yard freestyle in 7:07.41, which is considerably better than where she was a year ago. “We have a great coach and going to every single practice has helped a lot. We also worked on technique a lot at the beginning of the season.” Austin answered, when asked what her keys to improvement were. The girls have an early morning practice at least three times a week, and their work ethic is definitely showing in the pool.
Boone’s next meet is an invitational on Saturday, September 27th, at Des Moines Lincoln high school.