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NCMP wins third straight conference swim title

Published: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 9:09 p.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 9:17 p.m. CDT
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NCMP's Aquagirls celebrate after winning their third consecutive North Central Iowa Conference championship Saturday at Newton's YMCA. The team had five individual race champions and three relay championships.

NCMP’s Aquagirls left everything they had in the pool water at home Saturday afternoon, rolling up 470 points, almost 200 points better than second-place Decorah. The Aquagirls snagged their third consecutive North Central Iowa Conference championship at the Newton YMCA.

NCMP was up by 51 points, including points from freshman Morgann Eide’s fourth-place finish in the diving event at Grinnell Saturday morning, by the first break in the action. There was no letting up on the day the Aquagirls honored their eight seniors.

The Aquagirls won eight of 11 events, which includes the diving, at the NCIC meet. They have five individual champions and went 1-2 in the three relay races.

Freshman Madeline Webb won the 200-meter freestyle title followed by junior Hannah Rhoads taking the 200 individual medley championship. Senior Hannah Scotton and junior Samantha Hedrick claimed their third straight NCIC titles in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle, respectively.

Senior Sara Martin out touched NCMP teammates Rhoads and junior Sierra Griffith to win her second NCIC 100 breaststroke championship. The Aquagirl trio swept the conference medals for the second straight year.

Scotton, Hedrick, Rhoads and junior Sydney Jenkins gave NCMP its third conference championship in a row in the 200 medley relay race. Martin, Scotton, sophomore Emily Miller and Hedrick combined for the team’s third straight win in the 200 freestyle relay.

Senior Rachel Prendergast joined Scotton, Jenkins and Hedrick atop the NCIC podium, winning the 400 freestyle relay.

Following the conference meet, NCMP honored the eight seniors — Kira Hanson, McKenna Heisdorffer, Abby Jolivette, Martin, Prendergast, Scotton, Olivia Maharry and Anna Barr.

More on the NCMP conference swim meet run in Monday’s Newton Daily News.

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