In the diving portion of the meet, Junior Kennedey Bass notched a first place finish with a score of 249.65. Senior Haiden Jennings also performed well earning a score of 240.75. “I had a good night, but there’s always room for improvement,” said Bass on her performance. One of her individual goals for this season is to qualify for state and place in the top ten.
Boone swimming coach Chris Mann anticipated the weakness of both the Algona and Perry squads, so he placed the girls in events that would take them out of their comfort zone and really challenge them. Erin Kokemiller earned a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:14.46, edging out the second place swimmer by five seconds. In the 50-yard freestyle, her sister Kate Kokemiller managed to get first place with a time of 27.30. To cap off the night, Kokemiller also won the 100-yard breaststroke at 1:20.99. Madelynn Santi finished in third place with a time of 1:21.91.
When asked what some of her individual goals were for the season, Santi replied, “I would really love to break all three relay records that we set last year again.” DeVries answered the question with, “I would like to be on a state qualifying relay team this year.” Both are realistic goals with how much time these girls have put in.
The Toreadors next meet is an invitational on Saturday, September 20th, at Des Moines Lincoln high school.