Carroll gains five wins in meet against Sioux City

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Although they came up just a little shy in the final standings, on Tuesday night the Carroll High swim team showed off their speed with five event wins.

The Tigers hosted Sioux City Metro. In the final point standings it was Sioux City that was able to win the meet 91-79.

Although they came up short in the points tally, Carroll used home pool advantage to score five victories in the meet.

The first win came from Melea Axman, who was able to take the gold in the 200-yard individual medley event. Overall, Axman had a time of 2:20.33. Teammate Kelsey Gray finished third with a time of 2:28.17. In fourth was Madison Mohr with a time of 2:33.59.

Later, Axman would return to the top of the charts when she was able to lead the way in the 100-yard butterfly race. She needed just 1:03.69 to swim the 100-yards, and take the victory. Gray would finish third with a time of 1:07.79. Sophia Polking was able to finish fourth with a time of 1:11.3.

In the 100-yard freestyle race another Carroll swimmer was the first to touch the wall. This time it was Jenna Currier who won the race. Overall, Currier needed just 57.12 in the pool.

Mackenzie Campbell finished third with a time of 1:00.25. In sixth was Katherine Folsom.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Currier, Gray, Ashley Beagle and Axman were able to turn in the fastest time of the meet with an effort of 1:44.46.

In the same race the Carroll team of Olivia Boes, Mohr, Emily Hansen and Polking finished third with a time of 1:54.55. Taking sixth was the team of Maddi McLaughlin, Folsom, Rain Simpson-Weiss and Kennadie Machovec.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Axman, Gray, Campbell and Currier turned in the fifth win of the night in the final race on Tuesday. Overall, they finished the race with a time of 3:58.2.

The same race featured a fourth place finish by the team of Madelyn Ehler, Folsom, Haley Lux and McLaughlin. They had a time of 4:44.7.

Ashley Beagle led Carroll in the 200-yard freestyle event. She finished second with a time of 2:12.09. In fifth place was Hansen. Sixth place went to Machovec.

Currier finished second in the 50-yard freestyle race. She swam the event in 25.33. Campbell finished third with a time of 27.42. Folsom was sixth.

Another second place finish was turned in by the 200-yard medley relay team. Swimming in that race were: Lux, Mohr, Campbell and Beagle. Overall they had a time of 2:03.99. In fifth was the Carroll team of Simpson-Weiss, Boes, Polking and Ehler.

Mohr led Carroll with a second place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke event. She had a time of 1:15.84. Hansen finished fifth with a time of 1:30.65. McLaughlin finished sixth.

Beagle was Carroll’s fastest entrant in the 500-yard freestyle race. She would finish third overall with a time of 6:14.57. In fifth was McLaughlin. Lux finished sixth.

Lux led Carroll in the 100-yard backstroke event, finishing third with a time of 1:11.88. Polking finished fourth with a time of 1:13.25. In sixth was Simpson-Weiss.

The Carroll swimmers will be back in the pool on Saturday when they head to Council Bluffs for a meet hosted by Lewis Central.

Next week, Carroll will return to their home pool on Monday for their last home meet this year.

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