Dodgers win on Senior Night
Fort Dodge’s Senior Night couldn’t have gone much better in the eyes of Dodger head coach Ashley Beaumont on Tuesday.
FDSH posted a 109-71 victory over Marshalltown.
Julia Eastman, a freshman at Southeast Valley, won two events and was on two victorious relays for the Dodgers. Eastman took the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke with times of 1:05.17 and 1:06.86, respectively.
Sophomore Raegan Wooldridge, a student at Manson Northwest Webster, prevailed in the 200 individual medley (2:29.45) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.31), while also working with her teammates on two relay wins as well.
Eastman joined Makenna Kammerer, Addison Daniel and Eileen Fierke to earn gold in the 400 freestyle relay (4:02.49). The quartet of Wooldridge, Rebecca Kenville, Rachel Moody and Kammerer captured the 200 freestyle relay (1:56.34).
The 200 medley relay of Eastman, Wooldrige, Daniel and Fierke hit the wall first in 2:01.40.
Fierke, a junior, was the 100 freestyle champ (57.67). Kammerer took the 500 freestyle relay (5:58.67).
Beaumont lauded the efforts of the seniors as the highlight of the night.
“(It was) a perfect Senior Night, and this was a great conference win,” Beaumont said. “Maria (Elizondo) had an amazing swim in the 100 breaststroke, coming in 2nd. Jalen (Adams) getting two fifth-place finishes in varsity scoring us points was big.
“Olivia (Andersen) trying something she hasn’t swam since freshman year in the 100 breast and winning JV was wild. Isabelle rocking the 200 IM JV all on her own (for a win). Keren (Pontes) trying the 100 free for the very first time. It was a great night…so many underclassmen were in tears after the Senior Night recognition, which shows just how special these seniors are to our team and how much they will be missed.”
Lilian Shin was the junior varsity 100 freestyle winner, as was Hope Miller in the JV 50 freestyle. Ella Champagne captured the JV 100 backstroke, and Emily Dawson did the same in the JV 200 freestyle. Emma Winter took the JV 100 butterfly.
The JV 200 medley relay of Shin, Berger, Dawson and Miller prevailed as well, as did the JV 400 free relay of Madison Sullivan, Ellie Schiek, GwendaLynn Winkler and Miller.
Fort Dodge returns to action on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the CIML Iowa Conference meet at Marshalltown.