Stillwater synchro aces test from FL

Stillwater retained its grip on the East Metro Conference with a 31-11 synchronized swimming dual meet win over Forest Lake last Tuesday. The host Ponies took first place in each category of the routine meet.

“I was not judging this meet, and if I would have been my scorebook would have read a bit differently,” said coach Laura Davison. “The girls went out and performed, they gave it their all.  I could not be more proud to coach such wonderful young women.”

The Rangers got second-place scores from a solo by Katherine Anderson (63.7), a duet by Anderson and Morgan Sperry (66.0), a trio by Sperry, Resa Brockman and Brook Ewert (62.2) and the ‘Cheer’-themed team (66.7).

Forest Lake had hoped to push Stillwater as they did in a 16-13 figures meet loss earlier this season. The Ponies took second place at state in 2011 and the Rangers took third. Stillwater has not lost a dual meet since the 1989 season.

The Ranger JV squad scored a 23-6 win, claiming five of the top seven spots. Davison, in her ninth year as coach, said it was the first JV win over Stillwater that she recalls.

Columbia Heights came here for a routine meet this Tuesday. The Rangers are off from competition until the section meet on May 18-19. They host their annual exhibition this Saturday with starting times at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Southwest Junior High.