Women’s swim competed for State on Feb. 20-21, at the Saint Peters Rec Plex.
The team placed fifth at State, following Parkway West (first), Parkway Central (second), Ladue (third) and Nerinx Hall (fourth).
Top swimmers for Webster were senior Parker Hagemann, who scored 31 points for the team, sophomore Lili Gregov, who scored 16, and sophomore Libby Seitz, who scored 6 points.
Seven WGHS swimmers competed at State. Nineteen swimmers competed during Conference, where Webster placed first against Ladue, which was beat by 64 points. Ladue was Webster’s top competitor, and it was also present at State.
Swimmers who didn’t compete at State went to cheer on their teammates. Taylor Knapp, junior, did not compete for Conference or State, but she went as a cheerer.
“The swim team is so much fun; I’m really happy I joined and made all these friendships,” Knapp said.
Before Conference, the team attended many Dual Meets, which are competitions only involving two schools. The team also attended invites which are competitions that involve multiple schools. These smaller competitions led to Conference and then to State.
The team captains are seniors Grace Lock and Hagemann.
“We have to help getting people to the meets, from the meets, suits, all that kind of stuff,” Hagemann said.
Overall the team did well, and its hard work and training paid off. Madeline Collier scored five points for the team.
“In the two-free relay we got ninth. We were really close to getting in the championship heat but whatever happens, happens,” Collier said.
This is news and opinion editor Elise Wilke-Grimm’s first year on ECHO staff. She is excited to begin work on the ECHO and get lots of chances to write.
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