The Lady Arabians swam at home Thursday night in a meet against Delta. The girls dominated the night earning wins in all but two events. The team of Lily Brooks, Kaitlyn Wheetley, Emma Robison, and Karly Riffey led the way in the Girls 200 Medley Relay, coming in well ahead of the competition.
Grace McKinney, Maggie Miller, and Claire Wittkamper showed off the depth of the girl’s middle-distance swimmers by taking one, two, and three in the 200 Freestyle. This was followed by another trio of Emma Robison, Jaima Link, and Kaitlyn Wheetley who all showed strong performances in the 200 IM taking home first, second, and third. The teams fastest sprinter, Karly Riffey, took home her first individual win of the night in the 50 Freestyle in a close race within of Delta’s best swimmers.
The second half of the meet continued to be largely dominated by the Lady Arabians. Two stand-out freshmen on the team, Jaima Link and Catherine Dudley finished one, two in the 100 Fly along with sophomore Emma Weflen rounding out the top three. Another trio of girls lead by Lily Brooks swept the 100 Free. Maddie Oliver and Hannah Nielsen finished two, three. Next was the powerful Freshman Grace McKinney, who won the 500 freestyle in a close race, while setting a season best.
The 100 Backstroke was won by Lily Brooks, who out-touched teammates Emma Robison and Karly Riffey who were able to seal a one, two, three finish. Next in line was the group of Kaitlyn Wheetley and Catherine Dudley finishing one, two in the 100 Breaststroke. Wheetley impressed with a time close to her all-time best.
In the final event for the girls, the relay team of Emma Robison, Kaitlyn Wheetley, Grace McKinney, and Karly Riffey sealed the dominating victory by the girl’s team with a first-place finish.
On Tuesday, January 15th the Girls Swimming and Diving team will look to keep the steak alive when they travel to New Castle. Meet starts at 5:30 pm.
Pictured is Emma Robison, a triple winner on her 17th birthday. The picture was taken during the 200 IM.