RAHS gains four entries to state swim meet

The prep girls swimming and diving season came to a conclusion last weekend as the state meet was held at the University of Minnesota. Roseville Area High School earned four entries in the Class AA state meet.

The state meet was held past the deadline for this edition of the Review.

Junior Michelle Schlossmacher-Smith entered the meet as the defending state diving champion. She easily qualified for state by winning the Section 4AA diving title earlier this month. 

Schlossmacher-Smith scored 522.30 at sections and won the event by more than 60 points.

Schlossmacher-Smith’s score of 442.05 at the 2015 state meet gave her the championship by less than two points.

Freshman Pyper Doo also qualified for state in a pair of individual events and a relay. Doo swam at state last year in the 50-yard freestyle and finished 15th overall.

This year, Doo made state in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyles by winning both events at sections. She won the 50 free with a time of 23.56 seconds and the 100 with a time of 51.64 seconds.

Doo also qualified for state in the 200-yard freestyle relay along with teammates Teigan Bakken-Morton, Claire Dickson and Tieryn Ott. Bakken-Morton and Dickson are juniors and Ott is a freshman.

They earned a trip to state by finishing second at sections with a time of 1:42.25. That was a quarter of a second faster than the third-place team from Stillwater. Mounds View won the event by three seconds over the Raiders.

Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.





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