Girls swim team impresses at Catholic Cup Invite

Every year the girls’ swim team competes in the Catholic Cup, an annual meet at the University of St. Thomas, and this past weekend was no exception.  The team finished fourth overall, only being a few points away from earning the second runner-up position.  

Although the Catholic Cup is an invitation only tournament and few swimmers were able to attend, the team kept up with the competition.  “Everyone did a great job.  Our team is doing very well; we are undefeated in dual meets and expect great things from our season!  We gained a lot of new talent this year, especially from the new thirteen freshmen competitors,” junior Maria Satre said.

The girls’ swim team started the season off with noteworthy results that uphold their great reputation.  Sophomore Abigail Gage left swimmers in the dust after finishing first in her heat during the 100 backstroke.  Satre, senior Grace Hedin, and freshman Ava Schieffert all swam the 100 freestyle in the last heat together; Hedin finished in second place, Maria in fourth, and Ava earned a respectable fifth place.  All-star Madison Semler swam the 500 freestyle and finished fourth place out of eight swimmers in the last heat.  Senior captain Kelly Johnson swam the 100 fly and impressively finished third in her heat.
The girls’ swim team is well on their way toward reaching their team and individual goals, and the Catholic Cup is one of the first stepping stones along the path of achieving their aspirations this 2015 season.