Girls Swimming and Diving: Little Falls rallies past Princeton in final three events

Sports Editor

Little Falls eighth grader Christy Masog speeds through the water during the 200-yard individual medley against Princeton, Thursday. Masog placed third in the event in 2:46.06.

Little Falls took three of the top four spots in the 100-yard backstroke and swept the 100 breaststroke to rally past visiting Princeton 98-88, Sept. 20.

Eighth grader Savanna Slettom earned first in the 100 backstroke for the Flyers in 1:15.34, with freshman Mikaela Olson earning third in 1:17.28 and seventh grader Rachel Reller taking fourth in 1:20.66.

In the 100 breaststroke, senior Emily Stark touched the wall first in 1:17.51, followed by freshmen Abby Swanson (1:20.24) and Kirsten Holtz (1:21.49).

Little Falls senior Carly Atkinson performs a dive during Thursday’s Granite Ridge Conference match-up with Princeton. Atkinson earned third in the event with 184.25 points.

Freshman Makyla Klever won the 100 freestyle in 1:02.13 and anchored the first-place 200 freestyle relay team led off by senior Diana Kempenich, seventh grader Abby Van Heel and Stark (1:53.33).

Also earning runner-up finishes for Little Falls were sophomore Mati Gold in the 200 freestyle (2:18.39), freshman Gabby Lyter in the 1-meter dive (187.3), Holtz in the 200 individual medley (2:43.23), Klever in the 50 freestyle (28.14), Kempenich in the 100 fly (1:11.82), the 400 freestyle relay team of Slettom, junior Janey Walquist, Holtz and Gold (4:27.6) and the 200 medley relay team of Klever, Stark, Kempenich and Van Heel (2:07.86).

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