Five Trojans advance to Class A Swim and Dive State Meet

By: 
Jay Schneider, lrlife@frontiernet.net

The New Prague Swimming and Diving Team had five individuals and two alternates advance to the Class A State Tournament, which will be held this week at the University of Minnesota. Front row, left to right: Carolyn DeLuca, Alli Foust, and Ella Lund. Back row, left to right: Cassie Dworshak, Payten Schieffer, Taylor Bassett, and Nellie Dalsin. The five entrants is the most in school history. (Photo by Natalie Lund)

Five members of the New Prague Swimming and Diving Team will be competing in the Class A State Tournament after their performances at the Section 1A meet held Nov. 10 - 12.

Sophomores Nellie Dalsin, Ella Lund, and Payten Schieffer, eighth grader Taylor Bassett, and seventh grader Carolyn DeLuca will represent the Trojans Nov. 18, 19, and 20 in the State Tournament at the University of Minnesota.

Schieffer will be competing in three events, the 100 Butterfly, the 200 Individual Medley, and will team up with Lund, Bassett, and DeLuca in the 200 Medley Relay.

Schieffer won the Section 1— Butterfly title in a school record time of 57.49. She has the fourth best time among State entrants in this event. She also placed second in the Section 200 Individual Medley. She is seeded 6th at State.

Lund placed second to Schieffer in the 100 Butterfly in a time of 1:01.34. She will be seeded 16th among 22 swimmers in that event.

The 200 Medley Relay team set a new school record while placing...

To see more on this story pick up the November 18, 2021 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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