Xiao, Peimann, Hartley dominate for FDSH in triangular

Marshalltown Times Republican photo by Thorn Compton, for The Messenger Luanne Xiao competes for Fort Dodge against Marshalltown and Oskaloosa in Marshalltown on Tuesday night.

MARSHALLTOWN — The Fort Dodge girls swim team scored a pair of victories here Tuesday evening, besting both Marshalltown and Oskaloosa.

The Dodgers downed the Bobcats (63-39) and the Indians (82-18).

Luanne Xiao, Grace Hartley and Madigan Peimann all won two individual events each, with Fort Dodge claiming victories in the 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relays.

Xiao won the 200 IM (2:21.49) and 500 free (5:40.09); Hartley claimed the 200 free (2:02.45) and 100 back (1:06.44); and Peimann the 50 free (26.29) and 100 free (57.21).

“It was fun being able to let the girls swim different events,” FDSH head coach Ashley Beaumont said. “Luanne had her best time ever in the 200 IM and Grace got to swim the 100 back. It was just a good night for us.”

Swimming the 200 medley were Xiao, Elora Fierke, Rylie Steinkamp and Peimann (1:59.79), with Peimann, Morgan Border, Steinkamp and Hartley comprising the 200 free relay (1:49.65). That event won by over 11 seconds.

Hartley, Fierke, Border and Xiao won the 400 free in 3:59.56.

“It can be kind of hard to push yourself when you don’t have someone swimming right there with you,” Beaumont said. “But this was a good confidence-building meet coming off the Ames dual.”

Fierke was second to Peimann in the 50 freestyle (28.04) and a runner-up to Hartley in the 100 backstroke (1:10.22). Steinkamp took silver in the 100 butterfly (1:08.03) and 100 breaststroke (1:23.55).

Alicia Reed was third in diving.

Fort Dodge also won both junior varsity duals over Marshalltown (63-37) and Oskaloosa (73-11).

The Dodgers won the JV 200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and had individual winners in Isabelle Berger (200 free, 100 breast), Sydney Crimmins (50 free, 100 back), Emma Johnston (100 butterfly), Emily Asay (100 free) and Emily Happel (500 free).

Next action for Fort Dodge will be Thursday when they host Algona inside the Dodger pool.