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Carroll continues to trim times as regionals draw near

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The schedule isn’t going to let up any time soon.

For the Carroll Tigers swimming team it is either respond now, or fall behind and possibly miss out on joining their teammates at the State swimming meet in November.

On Thursday night the Tigers made their first steps to working their way to faster and faster times when they hosted both Fort Dodge and Spencer in a double dual.

“The girls had a good meet,” said head coach, Deb Danner after the meet. “Their times are looking good for this time of the season. We have two more meets in the next five days, so hopefully they can keep it going.”

Carroll was able to beat Spencer in the meet by a score of 59-35. Fort Dodge bested Carroll 51-43 in the final standings.

Already two Carroll High swimmers have qualified for the State meet, and those two showed their speed on Thursday night.

Jenna Currier and Melea Axman helped lead Carroll to several wins.

The first race of Thursday night resulted in the first win for the Tigers when the 200-yard medley relay team of Jenna Currier, Madison Mohr, Melea Axman and Kelsey Gray were able to take the top overall time of 1:59.34.

Later Axman, who is the school record holder in the 50-yard freestyle race, was able to add a win when she swam the 50 in a time of 24.96. Her first individual win of the night.

She added a second win later when she took the victory in the 100-yard butterfly event with a winning time of 1:02.02.

Currier added a win when she was able to swim the 100-yard freestyle race win 55.30.

Currier and Axman would later come close to helping their team win the 200-yard freestyle relay race. There they were joined by Mackenzie Campbell and Kelsey Gray in a second-place effort of 1:45.08.

Thursday’s meet was the Tigers’ third in five days, with two more scheduled over the final few weeks. The Tigers are also awaiting to learn where their regional meet will be. At the regional meet they could run into both Fort Dodge and Spencer again, making Thursday’s meet a little more important.

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