Swim team places at State Swim Championships

Trudy Hein, Violet Klein, Talia Jost, Olivia Carlson, Rylie Hein, Austyn Driggers, Maren Reed and Lauryn Vogt. The Marion-Centre-Hillsboro coop swim team participated in 5-1A Girls State Swim Championships. Vogt placed 1st in both 100 Butterfly and 50 Free.

The Marion-Centre-Hillsboro coop swim team participated in 5-1A Girls State Swim Championships on May 17 and 18.

“I am extremely proud of all of the girls that competed this weekend at state. Each swimmer worked hard all season and got to swim at state and did their best,” said Coach MacKenzie Magee.

Lauryn Vogt (Hillsboro) had a fantastic meet finishing this year as a state champion in both of her individual events of 100 Butterfly and 50 Free and getting herself in the record books by tying the 26-year-old state record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.77. This is Vogt’s second year in a row winning the 50 Free at state competition.

Talia Jost (Hillsboro) had a fantastic showing at state. She swam two individual events of 50 Free and 100 Backstroke and two relays and finished top 16 in all four races.

Olivia Carlson (Centre) moved up in diving this year with a 3rd place finish.

“She threw a new dive to help her move up the podium and coming back from an injury we couldn’t have asked for more,” said Magee.

Hillsboro’s Violet Klein and Trudy Hein had fantastic swims on the relays to end their high school swim experience.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the work they put in to get there,” said Magee.

Leah Brunner (Centre) got to swim at state for the first time.

“What better way to end your high school swim career,” said Magee.

Hillsboro’s Rylie Hein and Austyn Driggers both had solid swims and were able to see the meet and help the team with the 400 Free relay.

They ended up with 79 points as a team and placed 12th out of 38 teams in the 1-5A state finals. See the complete results on the KSHSAA website.

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