MHS Girls swimming and dive take to Olathe for third meet

Maddy Gleason, Staff Writer

Girls swim and dive took to Olathe for their third meet of the season and performed with strong relays and personal records.

“As a team we did really well. We had girls going personal bests, and all of our relays were really stronga,” junior Lauren Cassou said. “Some challenges we faced is a lot of our girls were sick. One girl had strep throat and couldn’t swim, and other girls had common colds. “

Despite the sickness and the challenges they faced, the team pushed on and received honorable scores overall.

“I swam the 50,100 and 400 free relay. Including the 200-medley relay,” Cassou said. “I didn’t personally go any best times, but I had a lot of fun with my teammates cheering me on.”

Only a limited amount of the girls went to Olathe because most competed at Salina the day before.

“A challenge for the team at the Olathe meet was competing as a small group,” senior Victoria Bedros said. “Personally, a huge dilemma for me was the chlorine water because it was really strong and I could barely open my eyes after leaving the pool because it burned so much.”

Overall, a lot of girls achieved personal record this past week and will continue to practice and keep a hard work ethic.

“I swam the 200-free relay and 200-medley relay,” Bedros said. “I’m really proud of what our girls accomplished because we had a lot of personal records at the Olathe meet which is always fantastic. I am happy about our work ethic and attitude at every meet.”

The next meet will be on April 11 against Shawnee Heights, Seaman and Topeka West held at the Kansas State Natatorium.