WMD loses two conference meets

Watertown-Mayer/Delano’s Thea Clark swims the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay during a recent home meet.

Watertown-Mayer/Delano’s Thea Clark swims the backstroke leg of the 200 medley relay during a recent home meet.

The Watertown-Mayer/Delano girls’ swimming and diving team lost a pair of conference duals last week, falling to Mound-Westonka/Holy Family on Tuesday, Sept. 11, and to Orono on Thursday, Sept. 13. Both meets were on the road.

The Royals fell to Mound-Westonka 113-68 in the opening dual of the Wright County Conference season, but had numerous top-three finishers in individual events. Leading the way was Kayla Stevens, who took second in both the 200-meter and 500-meter freestyles with times of 2:05.70 and 5:42.43, respectively.

Addie Weber had the team’s only other second-place finish, which came in the 100-breaststroke. Weber had a time of 1:18.04. Sommer Heikkila also took third in two events for the Royals. She finished the 200-meter Individual Medley in 2:34.16and the 100-meter butterfly in 1:12.78. also posting third-place finishes for the Royals were Klara Koch, who third in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 28.19, and Noelle Johnson, who was third in the 500-meter freestyle with a time of 5:49.48. Alaina Johnson also took third in diving for the Royals with 109.75 points.

The best relay for the Royals was the 400-freestyle relay. The team of Heikkila, Sophia Fillmore, Noelle Johnson and Stevens teamed to finish second with a time of 4:04.54.

The Royals were also in action Thursday at Orono, where they lost 104-82. Official results were not available as of press time due a problem with the timer at the meet, but head coach Chuck Charnstrom said Weber picked up the lone win for the Royals in the 100 breaststroke.

The Royals, who are now 1-2 in duals overall and 0-2 in the Wright County Conference, return to action Thursday, Sept. 20, when they host Waconia at 6 p.m. The Royals will also host an invitational on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., when five other teams will be competing.

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