The Forest Lake synchronized swimming team competed in the section meet in Richfield over the weekend, placing second out of five squads with 111 points. Stillwater took the top spot with 167 points.
The Rangers are advancing 15 routines to the state meet. Head coach Laura Davison said her girls proved their strength as top performers.
“We have a routine represented in every category,” Davison said. “The competition was tough, but our girls showed that they belonged at the top.”
One of the highlights included a first-place finish by the extended team of Andrea Dunrud, Rachel Chatwin and Stephanie Brenk.
“Their routine is unique and difficult,” Davison said. “They had a great swim and the judges loved it.”
Dunrud also took first as a soloist in the extended solo routine and second in the extended division figures.
Davison said other highlights in figure routines included Chatwin with third place in the extended division figures, Paige Ewert in the short division figures in fourth place and second in her short division solo, as well as Lindsey Crohn taking fourth in the long division solo and figures. Also placing high was Dani Sardeson (short division figures) and Sarah Kroska (long division figures) in eighth place.
State competition begins at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23, and goes through Friday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.