Six Carroll events qualify for State swim meet

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Going into Saturday’s district swim meet the Tigers already knew they had a few events going to next week’s State meet. After the district meet the Tigers more than doubled their entries in the State meet.

In total Carroll will have six events represented at the State swim meet this Saturday.

Due to their strong regular season, both Melea Axman and Jenna Currier knew they were qualified for the State meet in the 50-yard freestyle race. On Saturday they secured their spots with a second and sixth place finish respectively.

Axman finished second with a time of 24.41.She qualified 9th for the State meet. Currier was sixth with a time of 24.95. She will be placed 16th at the State meet.

Axman also qualified to the 100-yard butterfly event prior to the district meet, but secured her spot with a fourth place finish with a time of 58.92. She is seeded in 16th for the State meet.

Currier finished third in the 100-yard freestyle event, which will send her to State in that event. Her finishing time of 53.89 on Saturday helped her earn the 13th best time for the State meet.

There were a pair of relay events that made the State meet.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay event the team of Currier, Mackenzie Campbell, Kelsey Gray and Axman finished second with a time of 1:40.47. That time sends them to the State meet with the 11th fastest time in the state.

The sixth event to qualify for the State meet was the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Campbell, Gray, Axman and Currier. Overall that team finished third with a time of 3:42.23 on Saturday. Overall that was the 15th fastest time in the state.

“It was a great meet, we saw a lot of fast times,” said head coach Deb Danner. “The girls did a fantastic job today.”

The State swimming meet will take place Friday and Saturday this weekend at the Marshalltown Y.M.C.A/Y.W.C.A. with preliminary events stating on Friday night and the final events taking place on Saturday afternoon/evening.

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