Trojan Bolts dominate Golden Eagles in first home meet

The Trojan Bolt swim team won against Dubuque Wahlert 139.5-42.5 at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center Sept. 29.

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor

Despite many drastic changes and uncertainty due to COVID-19, the Trojan Bolts are keeping one thing consistent: a winning streak. 

Due to the mechanical issues at the Coralville Recreation Center Pool, the girls swim team’s first home meet was held at the Mercer Park Aquatic Center. 

In a pool with no spectators, the medley relay of Carlee Wilkins ’24, Olivia Taeger ’22, Scarlet Martin ’22 and Aurora Roghair ’21 dominated the race finishing in 1:52.32, nearly seven seconds faster than the second-place time. 

Senior Jenny Geng won the 200 freestyle in 2:01.40 and Hailey Noel ’23, Margaret Liu ’21 and Maggie Greer ’23 swept the 100 butterfly.

Stanford commit Roghair capped off two state-qualifying times in the 200 IM (2:07.18) and 100 back (58.07) while freshman Kolby Reese placed second in the 100 back with a time of 1:06.98.

Martin, Taeger and Hochstetler swept the 500 freestyle, with both Martin and Taeger swimming a state-qualifying time of 5:03.54 and 5:11.70 respectively.

As the night seemed noiseless with no spectators, the team fulfilled the emptiness with a team cheer during the last event.

The 400 freestyle relay of Hochstetler, Taeger, Martin and Roghair won the event in 3:38.56, followed by fellow teammates Geng, Lauren Trent ’22, Kolby Reese ’24 and Wilkins (3:54.45).

Diver Sam Klein ’22 took an individual win in the diving competition with a score of 209.20.

The Trojan Bolts will be back competing in the pool on Oct. 6 at Linn-Mar.

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