Starfish compete at State

Starfish compete in three relay events and three individual events.

Sophomore Caroline Penner yells for her teammate Libby Hutchinson while she swims the 200 freestyle. Penner joined the starfish this year and qualified for state in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. photo by Gabby Ayala

by Katie Donnellan and Gabby Ayala

photos by Gabby Ayala, story by Katie Donnellan

The Starfish competed at State Feb. 17 and 18 at St. Peter’s Rec-Plex in St. Louis. Senior Libby Hutchinson raced individually in the 200 freestyle and the 100 freestyle. Freshmen Brooke and Lauren Fallis, sophomore Kate Lowe, and junior Mia Schloegel qualified the 200 Medley Relay. Junior Maddie Adams, sophomore Caroline Penner, and seniors Libby Hutchinson qualified a 200 and 400 freestyle relay. The Fallis twins were represented at State by junior Maddie Adams and senior Molly Winkler.

“We had high hopes to make it to Day 2 Finals, but we still swam our hearts out and it was a great last state and experience that I’ll always remember,” Winkler said.

The dive team was represented by sophomore Caroline Armstrong who competed in the 1 meter diving event.