Horejsi is Class A Swimmer of the Year

Published 5:38 pm Saturday, April 11, 2015

After winning three state titles and setting multiple records, Albert Lea girls’ swimming phenom Lindsey Horejsi was named Class A Swimmer of the Year Friday at the Prom Event Center in Oakdale.

“There was no doubt,” said Albert Lea coach Jon Schmitz. “It’s just one of those things where she was the most dominant swimmer in the state.”

At the state meet, Horejsi won the 100-yard breaststroke, 200 individual medley and led the 200-yard medley relay team to a goal medal.

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She posted an All-American time of 59.56 in the 100 breaststroke to set a Class A and Minnesota all-class state record. Horejsi also swam an All-American time of 1:59.77 in the 200 individual medley to set a Class A and Minnesota all-class state record.

Horejsi swam a leg of two relays that posted All-American times: the 200 freestyle relay and the 200 medley relay.

Anna Andersen was a teammate in both of the relays and was also in the running for Swimmer of the Year, Schmitz said.

“It’s a big honor just to be on the ballot,” he said.

In individual events, Andersen was the state champion in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.65, and she was the state runner-up in the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.45.

Other All-State swimmers from Albert Lea were Bailey Sandon, Ahnika Jensen and Haley Simon.

Horejsi also won a gold medal at the USA Junior National Championships at Federal Way, Washington, in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.24 as part of Mantas Swim Club.