FL swimmers take seventh at True Team

The Forest Lake swimming and diving team lost to Stillwater 104-73 last Thursday before competing in the Section 7AA True Team Meet on Saturday, where it placed fifth out of seven squads with 798 points.  Blaine clinched first place with 1,094 points.

Senior diver Jessica Dhaene enjoyed another first-place finish with a final score of 322 while earning the Ranger team 28 points. Junior Maddi Gemuenden took fifth place with a score of 287, contributing 24 points to the Forest Lake team, while junior Katie Dison earned her squad another 19 at the 10th-place spot with a score of 236. Ninth-grader Julia Frost was the final diver to add to the Ranger score, finishing at 20th with a total of 124.

In swimming, ninth-grader Andrea Dunrud finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:11.

Junior Karlee Lawrence also took fifth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:02 while sophomore Rachel Chatwin captured sixth in the 100-yard breastroke at 1:15. Chatwin just missed catching the No. 3, 4 and 5 swimmmers by less than a second.

Forest Lake also had two seventh-place finishes by its relay teams. The first team included Emma Nelson, senior Erin Weiger, sophomore Rocci Wohlk and Dunrud in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:54, barely out-touched by the Anoka and Blaine teams by less than a second.

Also taking seventh, this time in the 400-yard freestyle, was Dunrud, Lawrence, junior Erin Mendoza and ninth-grader Emma Dolby with a time of 4:09. Anoka again beat the Rangers in a close race by two-tenths of a second.

Forest Lake came home to face Woodbury on Tuesday night, and next travels to White Bear Lake on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m.