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Willmar sophomore Megan Stier, a special needs student in her third season on the swim team, swims in the first heat of the 50 freestyle Thursday in a dual with St. Cloud Tech in Willmar. She starts at the turn end and swam 25 yards to the cheers of teammates and fans. Stier also competes in diving. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Girls Swimming & Diving: Willmar wins 6th CLC meet

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WILLMAR — The Willmar Cardinals are 6-1 in Central Lakes Conference dual meets after crushing St. Cloud Tech 109-75 on Parents Night and Senior Recognition Night on Thursday.

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Willmar swimmers won the first four events, including a 1-2 start in the opening medley relay. The Cardinals also had the first-place foursome in the 200 freestyle relay.

Individual winners were Anna Backes in the 200 freestyle, Alycia Holwerda in the 200 individual medley, Kennedy Holwerda the 50 free in a personal-best 25.63, Miranda Kuchta in the back and Alycia Holwerda, again, in the breaststroke.

Willmar hosts first-place Brainerd on Tuesday but first will compete in section True Team meet at Hutchinson on Saturday.

Willmar 109, St. Cloud Tech 75

200 MEDLEY RELAY – (1) Willmar: McKenna Olson, Alycia Holwerda, Kennedy Holwerda, Cassie Lankenau; 1:58.13 (2) Willmar: Moira Revier, Hannah Arnold, Miranda Kuchta, Marin Fischer; 2:02.48

200 FREESTYLE – (1) Anna Backes, W, 2:09.94 (3) Erika Aaker 2:13.96 (5) Ellie Shuldes, W, 2:21.04  

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY – (1) A. Holwerda, W, 2:25.43 (4) Hannah Arnold 2:33.64 (5) Brianna Bredeson 2:26.64

50 FREESTYLE – (1) Kennedy Holwerda, W, 25.63 (2) Katgie Heller, Tec, 26.05 (3) Cassie Lankenau, 27.27 (4) Marin Fischer 27.36

DIVING – (1) Megan Seehusen, Tec, 194.45 (2) Magen Vlaminck, W, 148.8 (3) Maddie Stoeberl, W, 143.85 (5) Olivia Welsh 137.6

100 BUTTERFLY – (1) Jeeho Sohn, Tec, 1:09.56 (3) Emma Stevens, W, 1:21.12 (4) Maite Mera–Marin 1:23.66

100 FREESTYLE – (1) Katie Heller, Tec, 56.75 (2) K. Holwerda 57.96 (3) Anna Backes, 59:02 (4) Miranda Kuchta 59.74

500 FREESTYLE – (1) Alyssa Hoffmann, Tec, 5:55.95 (2) Aacker 5:59.11 (3) Bredeson 6:11.56 (4) E Shuldes 6:12.32

200 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) Willmar: Fischer, Lankenau, Olson, Backes; 1:45.99 (2) Tech 1:48.72 (3) Willmar: Arnold, Mykaela Henrickson, A. Holwerda, Alex Kennedy; 1:50.16

100 BACKSTROKE – (1) Kuchta, W, 1:07.10 (2) Revier 1:08.96 (3) Anne Haugen 1:09.79

100 BREASTSTROKE – (1) A. Holwerda, W, 1:11.21 (2) Arnold 1:18.56 (4) Erin Zonderva 1:19.97

400 FREESTYLE RELAY – (1) St. Cloud Tech 3:57.68 … Willmar exhibition

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