Stroking to Victory
by Abigail Sims, Staff Writer
This year’s swim team is wrapping up the last few weeks of the season with
a lot of hard work and a growing number of victories. With one of their best seasons
yet, the West G swimmers took on the teams, broke a large number of records, and
swam with noticeable improvement. The girls are wrapping up the season with a
current record of 4-2 and the boys with a record of 5-1. One of the highlights
for the boys this season was an exciting meet against Riverside when they managed
to take first place in every single event. The girls also swam an especially exciting
meet against NDCL when they were able to beat them for the first time in West
G. history. Also, in the CVC meet, both teams preformed exceptionally well, with
the girls taking 7th and the boys 6th.
The girls team also broke a few records this year, including the girls 200 Medley
Relay, comprised of Rachel Scholtz, Sarah Maness, Katelyn Misich, and Ryann Evert.
The 400 Free Relay also broke the school record, which consisted of Ryann Evert,
Rachel Scholtz, Jamie Todd, and Katelyn Misich. Katelyn Misich also broke the
record for the 500 Free, which is very impressive for her young age.
Although she is only a freshman, she does not have a lack of experience in the
swimming world, as she has been competing and practicing year-round since the
young age of eight. At practice she is an extremely hard worker, which is reflected
in her performance at meets where she is very often one of the top scorers for
the team. Katelyn Misich is surely one swimmer to keep your eye on as the season
comes to a close and the team competes in sectionals, districts, and, maybe, even