The Red Wing girls' swimming and diving team finished in second place at the JFK Invite on Saturday.

"In the last few years, we have found ourselves in the position of third with not enough depth to secure a 2nd place finish," Red Wing head coach Mikayla Beuch said, "but that's always been our goal; to keep pushing."

Grace O'Brien, Sammy Kriese, Cecelia De Jong and Teegan Beyers took first place in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 200 freestyle relay. In the medley, the group finished in 1 minute, 53.42 seconds and finished the 200 freestyle in 1:44.72.

Kriese took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.54), while Sophia Carlson came in third place in the race. Kriese also took third in the 50 freestyle (27.15).

Beyers won the 50 freestyle (25.31) and 100 freestyle (56.38). O'Brien came in second in the 100 backstroke (1:07.95) and third in the 200 freestyle (2:11.29).

De Jong finished in first in the 200 individual medley (2:22.09) and the 100 butterfly (59.03).

"This invite allows us to compete against some non-conference teams and that usually works well as the pressure is low," Beuch said. "We know that this invite is practice for our later and larger season competitions, so we can have fun and take chances."


The Wingers fell to Rochester Mayo 94-88 on Thursday.

The team of Grace O'Brien, Sammy Kriese, Cecelia De Jong and Teegan Beyers won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 53.22 seconds. O'Brien, Kriese, De Jong and Beyers also won the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.36.

Beyers finished in first place in the 50 freestyle (25.21), while De Jong took first place in the 100 butterfly (58.44) and the 100 freestyle (56.46). O'Brien placed second in the 500 freestyle (5:53.20) and third in the 100 backstroke (1:09.28). Kriese earned second place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:12.00.