swimming

  Senior teammates Jessica Young and Taylor Odegard each moved up a few notches in the final races of their respective careers, at the state swimming meet, Saturday evening. Young, of Rogers, swam her third straight personal best, 5:08.11, in the 500 freestyle consolation finals, to grab 11th place in Class AA at the University […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Samantha Hendricks, hoping for one more state trip to cap an exciting multi-sports career, fell short at section swimming last Saturday, but it’s been a great ride. “It feels kind of weird to be done, because I’ve gone to state in something every year since eighth grade,” said the Elk […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Better late than never, Katie Hartneck decided, with regard to adding diving as a new sport, and she’s glad she did. The Elk River senior was one of several girls with gymnastics backgrounds recruited by Jenn Bartlett when the former Elk gymnastics coach signed on to mentor Elk divers this […]

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  Jessica Young of Rogers and Taylor Odegard of Elk River will swim in the consolation finals at the state Class AA meet Friday evening after advancing through preliminaries on Thursday evening at the University of Minnesota. Alaina Sylvester of Rogers came up short her her two events and didn’t advance to Friday’s rounds. Young, […]

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Elk River is hosting over 200 swimmers and divers from Elk River, Rogers, Buffalo, Maple Grove, St. Michael-Albertville, Brainerd, and St. Cloud Tech for Section 7AA at VandenBerge Middle School this weekend, and here are a few of them up close. Swimming preliminaries were held Friday evening. Action resumes Saturday with diving preliminaries at noon, […]

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Elk River hosted and won the junior varsity Northwest Suburban Conference swimming and diving meet Saturday. The Elks had 528 points, Maple Grove 469, Andover 357, Osseo 264, Coon Rapids 155 and Park Center 118. Placing first for the Elks were Samantha Westphal in diving (173.4),  the 200 freestyle relay team of Kaja Montplaisir, Janine […]

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  The Elk swimmers did not expect to beat Centennial in the conference championship meet Tuesday evening, but the final margin was probably much wider than anticipated. The Cougars swamped the Elks 122.5 to 63.5, winning 11 of 12 events, a very impressive showing against a team that was 6-1-1 in dual meets coming in. […]

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