Records aren’t safe on the Carroll High swim team.
At least not this year.
Recently the Carroll High girls swimmers were able to rewrite a bit of history when Emma Myers was able to reset the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke event.
For a decade the 100-yard breaststroke event had Carroll swimmer Karli Payer leading the way with a time of 68.31 seconds.
For a decade a few Carroll swimmers had come close to knocking Payer off the top of the charts, but they had never broken the record. That was until last Saturday at the Johnston Invitational when Emma Myers entered the pool.
Myers’ race started off with an effortless dive into the pool. From there she zoomed up and down the pool lane four times. Along the way she was able to complete the race with a time of 66.96 seconds, to set the new school record.
Overall in the race Myers was able to finish second in the race. Madison Mohr was 14th in the same event.
“All of the girls did a fantastic job today to help us take fifth at the Invite,” said Carroll High head coach, Deb Danner.
Myers’ school record wasn’t the only good news to come out of the invite on Saturday.
Melea Axman was able to turn in a 100-yard butterfly event time of 59.45, which placed her third. More importantly that qualified her to the State swim meet.
“Axman swam a state qualifying time in the 100 butterfly making this her second event qualified for state,” Danner said. “We now have six State qualified events by three girls, Melea Axman, Jenna Currier, and Emma Myers.”
Myers finished third in the 200-yard individual medley race with a time of 2:16.44. Mohr was 16th.
Axman won the 50-yard freestyle event with a time of 24.56. Hailey Burns was 14th and Kennadie Machovec was 23rd.
The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Amelia Holt, Bailey St. Peter, Myers and Axman finished third with a time of 1:45.35.
The 200-yard medley relay team of St. Peter, Myers, Axman and Holt finished fourth with a time of 1:55.27.
In the 400-yard freestyle relay the team of Beth Runneberg, Sophia Polking, Burns and Mohr finished sixth with a time of 4:11.72.
St. Peter finished 14th with a time of 59.79 in the 100-yard freestyle event. Burns was 15th.
Runneberg was 14th in the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 6:13.7.