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Swim and Dive State Meet: Edina Wins Class AA Swimming and Diving State Title

Posted: Friday, November 18, 2022 - 10:35 PM

2022 Girls Swim & Dive Tournament News

After winning four straight state titles from 2016-2019, being interrupted by COVID in 2020 and placing second to Minnetonka last year, Edina captured the Class AA Girls Swimming and Diving state title at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on Friday, Nov. 18. Edina scored 260 points, just six more than second-place finisher Minnetonka. Wayzata finished third.  

Edina's top point earners included ninth grader Libbi McCarthy who placed second in the 50 freestyle (23.46) and fifth in the 100 freestyle (51.28), senior Ella Hall’s fifth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.12), Senior Katie McCarthy's championship in the 200 individual medley (2:03.10) and McCarthy and ninth grader Frances Muir’s top two finishes in the 500 freestyle with times of 4:55.46 and 4:57.18. Divers Shanze Karimi, a senior, and Zara Karimi, a sophomore, finished fourth and fifth, respectively. 

Edina also earned points on all three relays, including a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay with a team made up of McCarthy, Hall, sophomore Hazel Dang and eighth grader Macy Malinski (1:47.26), a gold-medal performance in the 200 freestyle relay with a team comprised of Hall, senior Anna Schrag, Libbi McCarthy and Katie McCarthy (1:34.50) and a third-place finish from the 400-yard freestyle relay team made up of ninth grader Audrey Peterson, Schrag, Malinski and Libbi McCarthy (3:31.32). 

A number of individuals and relay teams repeated as gold-medal winners.  

  • Junior Gabby Mauder of Woodbury defended her 2021 diving title with a score of 426.90. Her score topped second-place finisher, Jordyn Schmucker, a senior from  Farmington, by 0.30.  

  • Wayzata senior Claire Reinke defended her 2021 win in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.62 over Minnetonka's Annabelle Wentzel (53.80). 

  • Katie McCarthy, a senior from Edina, defended her 500 freestyle title with a time of 4:55. 

  • The 200 medley relay team of sophomore Annabelle Wentzel, junior Rylie Ulett, senior Maggie Rhodes, and junior Paige Dillon of Minnetonka defended its title with a time of 1:43.75. 

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