By Nevada Leslie
Congratulations are in order for the WLC’s women’s swim and dive team who had amazing performances at the KLAA Women’s Lakes Conference Meet over the weekend. Having two team members qualifying for states.
Even against eleven other teams, every swimmer from Central’s team surpassed prelims on Friday and made it to finals on Saturday either competing in individuals or a relay. Only the top 24 swimmers made it to Saturday.
Senior diver Amanda Ling for the third year in a row received first place overall. Senior swimmer Shannon Pincheck receive fourth place in the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.05 beating her old school record of 2.15.06 and getting state cut which is 2.15.69. Pincheck also beat her school record by almost two seconds for the backstroke, but missed the state cut by .06. Pincheck felt “pure happiness” after beating her old record she “never thought (she) would be able to say (she) broke a school record, let alone (her) own school record. However, since Pincheck is the only swimmer who qualified for states she has to continue to practice while her teammates are done with the season. Practices are “lonely but go a lot faster” said Pincheck.
The A Relay teams for 200 Medley- Pincheck, Isabelle Lundin, Lauren Ng, and Mikaya Matteson– and 400 Freestyle-Summer Schwarz, Mikayla Matteson, Mikenna Manick, and Pincheck– placed 8th overall.
The team overall took home 8th place with a score of 270 points, the highest score the team has had in years.