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Francis Howell girls swimmers place 4th at state, 200 free relay sets new state record

Last Saturday (Feb. 17) will go down as a record-setting day for the Francis Howell girls swim team that officially turned the Vikings into a force in the pool. Competing with just four swimmers, the Vikings dove, stroked, and raced their way to a fourth place finish in the team portion of the Class 2 state meet at Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Howell, scoring 178.5 points finished behind Rock Bridge, Lafayette, and Hickman in the final meet standings. “It was awesome to do it with this group with two of them graduating, it was the one and only chance that ...

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Sports Briefs – Ft. Zumwalt West Swimmer Ready to Make Big Splash

Boys high school swimming Swimming is not only fun for Adam Grimm, but a way of life. Grimm, a junior swimmer for Fort Zumwalt West, has been swimming for 12 years. After a sophomore season that saw him place in two individual events, he is poised for a major splash in the pool come November. “He has been spectacular for us,” said Fort Zumwalt West coach Sarah Martin. “He has really rededicated himself in the pool from the summer when he had a stellar long course season and he is one of the older kids on the team, so he ...

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High school swimming

In the recent state swimming and diving championships at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Parkway North senior Jared Dachroeden finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 45.74 seconds. Vikings coach Bart Prosser said he was impressed with Dachroeden’s performance. “It was a school record and his personal best,” Prosser said. “He also holds the 100 back school record and it was his personal best at state.” Dachroeden finished 10th at state in the 100 back with a time of 53.62 seconds. Last year, Dachroeden reached the finals but did not medal. The top eight at ...

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Marquette again wins Suburban West Conference

The Marquette Mustangs won their second consecutive Suburban West Conference swim meet and set a record doing it. The event was held at Lindbergh. The Mustangs finished first with 539 points. That set a school record for points scored in the conference meet. Eureka was second with 390 points. Lafayette placed third with 359 and Parkway South came in fifth with 187. The conference title capped a season to remember for Marquette. The Mustangs finished 11-0 in duals. The team also was the Marquette Relay champion and the Lindbergh Invitational champion. “I’ve been particularly proud to coach this group of ...

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