Swim team shows promise in opener

New Prague diver Lauren Kitner shows off her form during New Prague’s season-opening meet against Mankato East Thursday, Aug. 23. (Photo courtesy of Robb Luckow)

The New Prague Trojan girls swim and dive team opened its season Thursday, Aug. 23, with a meet at Mankato East.

The host Cougars claimed a 98-88 victory in the meet, but Coach Tracy Torgerson said there were plenty of New Prague highlights.

“It was phenomenal to watch our young seventh and eighth graders step up to the varsity scene,” she said. “Seventh grader Ella Lund led the way for New Prague in the 500 Freestyle, Jillian Weichert paired with seventh grader Payton Schieffer to go 2-3 in the 100 Butterfly, and ninth graders Bailey Newman won the 100 Free with a time of 58.79 and Elizabeth Hesseling won the JV 100 Butterfly with a time of 1:17.56.”

Senior Lilia Lindgren surprised the coaches with her....

To see more on this story pick up the print edition of the August 30, 2018 New Prague Times. 

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