Swim and dive finding success as MIAC championships approach

Greg Miller, Staff Writer

The swim and dive team had a lot of personal success over their last two meets at the Hamline and St. Mary’s Triangulars, seeing many people put their names on the list of top performances in school history.

Cassie Lehman won both the one-meter and the three-meter dive event at Hamline. In the one-meter dive, she scored 211.45 points, the sixth-best score for a six-dive event in school history. In the three-meter dive, she scored 191.00 points, placing her at eighth in school history for a six-dive event. Lehman also saw much success at the St. Kate’s diving meet where she took in the 11-dive one-meter dive event with a score of 280.85, good enough for tenth-best in school history. She also was sixth in the three-meter dive with a score of 301.95, giving her the eighth-best score in school history.

    Also at the Hamline meet, Morgan Mangal took second in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.81 seconds, giving her the fourth-best time in school history. She also was able to finish second in the 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 58.58. Mary McSharry won the 50-yard butterfly and was able to place third in the 100-yard individual medley. Augsburg won the 200-yard freestyle relay and was also able to finish second in the 200-yard medley relay.

     At the St. Mary’s meet, Lehman was able to again win both the one-meter and three-meter diving events, putting herself on the all-time lists with the second- and sixth-best six-dive scores in school history. Mangel won the 100-yard freestyle, posting the ninth-fastest time in school history. McSharry was able to win the 100-yard butterfly, and Kristin Kaldahl was able to place second in the 500-yard freestyle. Rounding out the individual performances was Aundraya Johnson who finished third in 50-yard freestyle. Augsburg was also able to win the 200-yard freestyle relay and place third in the 200-yard meter relay.

Augsburg travels to St. Thomas to compete in the Pre-MIAC invitational this weekend.

This article was originally published in the Feb. 2, 2019 issue.