A.L. swimmers cruise to win over Austin
Published 3:44 am Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The Albert Lea girls’ swimming team won nine of 11 events Tuesday in a duel at Austin.
The Tigers won 80-48.
Albert Lea swept first through third place in the 200-yard individual medley. Lindsey Horejsi won the event by 17 seconds.
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Horejsi, a sophomore, also won the 100-yard butterfly by more than five seconds.
Fellow sophomore Anna Anderson also won two events: the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.
“Anna did a great job,” Albert Lea head coach Jon Schmitz said. “Our coaching staff decided she was our swimmer of the meet.”
Also winning individual events were Sara Rasmussen in the 50-yard freestyle, Bailey Sandon in the 100-yard backstroke and Samantha Nielsen in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Emily Taylor finished less than three seconds behind Nielsen in the 100-yeard breaststroke.
“Some of our young kids stepped up,” Schmitz said. “Emily is just a seventh grader, and she’s really talented. It’s exciting.”
Next, Albert Lea will host Owatonna at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5.