2017 MHS State Swim Team

The Menomonie High School girls’ swim and dive team qualified four swimmers and one diver to the WIAA Division 2 State tournament, held Saturday in Madison. Pictured from left to right: Allissa Hildebrandt (alternate), Kate Westphal, Melody Greenwood, Regan Smith, Carissa Henderson, Kelsey Leach; not pictured: Jessica Coffin (diver).

Five Menomonie High School swimmers, including one diver, will be heading to the State Tournament in Madison this Friday after qualifying during the Division 2 sectional tournament held at UW-Stevens Point on Saturday.

Senior Jessica Coffin will compete in the diving event after finishing fourth at the sectional tournament with 329.65 points. River Falls’ Eva Mikla won the event with 398.35 points.

The 200 freestyle relay team of senior Carissa Henderson, sophomore Regan Smith and freshmen Melody Greenwood and Kate Westphal qualified for State with a fourth place finish at the sectional tournament with a time of one minute, 43.44 seconds.

In addition, Henderson qualified in two individual events, the 50 yard freestyle with a first place finish (25.01) at sectionals and the 100 yard backstroke with a third place finish (1:00.67).

Greenwood also qualified in the 50 freestyle, finishing third (25.37).

The Menomonie team finished sixth overall out of 15 teams at the sectional tournament with 198 points. Tomahawk won with 345 points.

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Dunn County News reporter

Laura covers local/prep sports as well as school-related and general news in Dunn County. She joined The Dunn County News in October 2016. She can be contacted directly at laura.giammattei@lee.net or (715) 279-6721.

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