Class AA meet is this weekend at U of M

They’ll all try to unseat Edina at the Class AA girls swimming and diving meet this weekend at the University of Minnesota.

But the Hornets, who won the last three state team championships, figure to be tough to dislodge. They won last year’s title by more than 130 points and all of their first-place finishers in the 2018 meet were sophomores and juniors.

Section 3AA team champion Eagan is among the teams going for a high finish at state, as are Section 1AA runner-up Farmington and Section 3AA third-place squad Eastview. Eagan was seventh in last year’s state meet, the highest finish for a South Suburban Conference team.

Class AA diving preliminaries are 6 p.m. Thursday at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the U of M campus. Swimming preliminaries are 6 p.m. Friday, with swimming and diving finals at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Farmington has state qualifiers in seven events. Eagan and Eastview each had qualifiers in six events. Athletes from Apple Valley, Burnsville, Lakeville North and Rosemount also will compete at the Class AA meet.

Among the top individual qualifiers is Eastview senior Claudia Dougan, who was third in the 100- and 200-yard freestyle races in the 2018 state finals. She won those events in the Section 3AA finals last week in Cottage Grove, setting a section record of 51.35 seconds in the 100 freestyle. Dougan goes into state with the second-fastest seed time in the 100 freestyle and the third-fastest in the 200.

Lakeville North’s Katie Pattee is back at state in the 50 freestyle after finishing fourth in that event last year. Eagan’s Lara Mitchell swept Section 3AA titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke and will seek a state medal for the third consecutive year in the backstroke. Rosemount’s Molly Urkiel is a returning state medalist in the 200 individual medley and is seeded sixth in that race this year. Urkiel is the fourth seed in the 100 breaststroke, a race in which her sister Grace also will compete.

Section 1AA

Team scores

Northfield 390, Farmington 384, Rochester Century 367, Hastings 280, Lakeville North 219, Rochester Mayo 201, Lakeville South 134, Owatonna 93, Rochester John Marshall 78.

State qualifiers

Farmington

Camille Gehrke, Maddie Grimm, Sadie Krause, Anna Singewald, second in 200 medley relay, 1:48.82.

Anna Speratos, second in 200 freestyle, 1:55.86.

Grimm, first in 200 individual medley, 2:08.65; first in 100 breaststroke, 1:06.52.

Gehrke, second in 100 backstroke, 59.45.

Faith Ring, second in 100 breaststroke, 1:07.29.

Boitran Nguyen, Krause, Gehrke, Speratos, first in 400 freestyle relay, 3:35.70.

Jordyn Schmucker, second in diving, 379.10 points.

Lakeville North

Katie Pattee, first in 50 freestyle, 23.77; second in 100 freestyle, 53.12.

Pattee, Georgia Olson, Payton Warns, Izzy Satterlee, second in 200 freestyle relay, 1:38.72.

Section 3AA

Team scores

Eagan 409.5, East Ridge 355, Eastview 350, Rosemount 304, Woodbury 207.5, Apple Valley 200, Burnsville 174, Park of Cottage Grove 80.

State qualifiers

Apple Valley

Alix O’Brien, second in 200 freestyle, 1:54.72; first in 500 freestyle, 5:05.69.

Gwyn Schultz, second in 50 freestyle, 24.75.

Schultz, Sarah Roepke, O’Brien, Nora Bengtson, second in 200 freestyle relay, 1:39.73.

Burnsville

Grace Affeldt, third in diving, 352.65 points.

Eagan

Lara Mitchell, Kiera Liesinger, Yoo Mi Tomberlin Kim, Grace Erickson, first in 200 medley relay, 1:47.73.

Mitchell, first in 50 freestyle, 24.53; first in 100 backstroke, 56.20.

Avie Hopewell, second in 500 freestyle, 5:19.98.

Mitchell, Tomberlin Kim, Hopewell, Erickson, first in 200 freestyle relay, 1:39.62.

Liesinger, second in 100 breaststroke, 1:06.20.

Eastview

Sydney Davids, Julia Stephenson, Meredith Nord, Sophia Schwie, second in 200 medley relay, 1:50.36.

Claudia Dougan, first in 200 freestyle, 1:51.54; first in 100 freestyle, 51.35 (section record).

Stephenson, second in 200 individual medley, 2:08.28; third in 100 backstroke, 58.14.

Davids, second in 100 freestyle, 52.43; second in 100 backstroke, 56.41.

Dougan, Stephenson, Nord, Davids, first in 400 freestyle relay, 3:36.45.

Rosemount

Molly Urkiel, first in 200 individual medley, 2:07.05; first in 100 breaststroke, 1:04.93.

Holly Bernadin, fourth in diving, 332.85.

Grace Urkiel, third in 100 breaststroke, 1:06.43.

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