Swimmers top Litchfield, 3rd at Kennedy

The New Prague Trojan girls swim and dive team defeated Litchfield 60-40 Thursday, Sept. 5, to go to 2- 1 on the season (1-1 Wright County Conference). They also placed third at the Blomington Kennedy Invitational Saturday, Sept. 7. New Prague will host Dassel Cokato Thursday, Sept. 12, and Waconia on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Trojans 60, Dragons 40 New Prague placed 1-2 in two individual events, Ella Lund won the 200 freestyle and Julia Basset was second in a personal best time of 2:24.52, while in the 200 individual medley, Payten Schieffer and Riley Siegle took the top two spots.

Two divers also scored personal bests - Emmalyn Dickerson with 202.75 and Lauren Kitner with 189.45, to go 1-2.

Julia Basset also had a personal best in the 100 freestyle in 1:04.61.

"I could not be more proud of the girls," Coach Cassie Jung said. "They worked hard, showed incredible sportsmanship and came out ahead. We had several personal best times."

First place finishes for the Trojans: 200 medley relay - (Riley Siegle, Payten Schieffer, Jillian Weichert, Bailey Neman) 2:05.08 200 freestyle - Ella Lund, 2:13.27 200 IM - Scheiffer 2:25.04 Diving - Emmalyn Dickerson, 202.75 100 butterfly - Weichert 1:04.8 500 freestyle - Schieffer, 5:54.98 200 free relay - (Lund, Julia Basset, Weichert, Newman) 1:54.65 100 backstroke - Siegle, 1:07.59

Kennedy Invitational The Trojans placed third of six teams at the Bloomington Kennedy Invitational Saturday, Sept. 7.

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