Trojan Bolts fly past Waterloo in first home meet

The West/Liberty swim team won 150-36 against Waterloo at the Coralville Rec Center on Sept. 2.


Owen Aanestad

Jade Roghair ’23 takes a breath as she swims in the 500 yard freestyle on Sept. 2 in a dual meet against Waterloo at the Coralville Rec Center.

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

The Trojan Bolts swim team hosted their first home meet of the season at the Coralville Rec Center Sept. 2. The team won 150-36 against Waterloo to continue their undefeated dual meet streak.

To start off the meet, the team of Carlee Wilkins ’24, Makala Hajek ’23, Ella Hochstetler ’22 and Jade Roghair ’23 won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:53.76.

There were state qualifying times in five events at the meet, one of which included Olivia Taeger ’22 in the 200 IM with a time of 2:11.78.

Sam Klein ’22 place first in the diving competition with 248.85 points, while teammates Aimee Varga ’24 (171.00) and Ainsley Young ’23 (159.15) placed third and fourth, respectively. Kolby Reese ’24 and Roghair punched their ticket to the state meet in the 500 freestyle. Scarlet Martin ’22 also swam state qualifying times in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

Both the 200 freestyle relay (Hochstetler, Lauren Trent ’22, Taeger and Martin) and the 400 freestyle (Martin, Roghair, Hajek and Taeger) swam state-leading times in the event.

The girls swim team will travel to Cedar Rapids Jefferson on Sept. 7 in a dual meet against the J-Hawks.