Two divers and four swimmers make State cuts

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Swim and dive is on a tear in dual meets, and state is fast approaching.

Sitting at 18-2 in dual meets has set the swim and dive team in a confident position heading into the last three meets. Junior Gabby Fournier is happy with how the season has progressed, but knows there have been downs.

“This has season has been really great, but it has also had its challenges. Being a junior is tough, but luckily I haven’t had the ‘junior slump’ that many junior swimmers go through,” Fournier said.

Head swim coach Errich Oberlander has also been satisfied with the season thus far, but knows there is still work to do to get where the team wants to be.

“I’m pleased with how the season is going, but we have to compete for the Conference title and hopefully challenge for a top 15 spot at State again,” Oberlander said.

Despite suffering the loss of All-State relay members Kadie Clark and Taylor Branson to graduation, Oberlander is comfortable with where the team is at.

“We might actually be even stronger this year in both sprint freestyle relays, and I’m happy that’s been the case,” Oberlander said.

In the coming weeks State cuts will be made, and some already have been. Fournier looks forward to the last few meets of the season.

“I’m excited for getting some State cuts and spending as much time as I possibly can with my friends,” Fournier said, “I love the end of the season because Conference and State are so hype and fun and full of fast times.”

So far, six members of the swim and dive team have made State cuts are senior McKenzie MacLean, senior Kirsten Markley, senior Delaney Jackson, senior Bailey Carter, sophomore Anna Zweernik, and sophomore Raegan Hecker. The next meet is at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1 at Lee’s Summit High School.

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Two divers and four swimmers make State cuts