Girls swim and dive place first on home turf

Sophia Comas, Sports Editor

The Manhattan High girls swim and dive team continues to strive for greatness, swimming to victory meet after meet as seen on Monday night when they placed first at the third home meet of the season.

While they didn’t reach any new records or personal bests, they are pleased with their results against Hays, Junction City and Great Bend and hope to carry their success into the rest of the season.

“There were not a lot of personal bests as we are in midseason and training very hard,” Morgan Day, junior, said. “ Overall we had a lot of girls place and score points so we are competing well.”

While they continue to practice for the end of the season, the girls are aiming their focus on maintaining their status as a winning team and putting forth all of their effort to win.

“We had really good effort and did our best and that’s our goal,” Day said. “The times will come as we taper for the end of the season.”

The divers followed suit, showing not only that they can keep up with their teammates but can also prove their worth as a separate entity.

“I think this week has gone pretty well but there is always room for improvement,” Katy Grove, senior, said. “[The coach] has done a great job preparing us each week for what’s next.”

That preparation will include a multitude of practices along with the upcoming meets that will help the team get to their goal of placing at state.

“Honestly, I can’t speak for the rest of the team but personally [my goal] is to do my best and have fun,” Day siad. “We have league and state coming up in May and I would just like to perform well there.”

The team will compete next at Salina South this Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.