The Austin Packers girls’ swimming and diving team closed out the dual meet portion of the regular season Tuesday night in Winona versus the Winhawks in a Big 9 Conference tilt, and it was the Winhawks edging the Packers 93-91 for the win.
High finishers for Austin Tuesday evening included the 200 medley relay team of Anna Kossman, Kaylee Butts, Addison Walsh and Alivia Hemry, who took second with a time of 2:09.33, Gracie Greenman claimed first for the Packers in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:09.43, Abbie Boysen took third in the 200 individual medley with a final time of 2:39.60 and Olivia Walsh registered a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.57, plus teammate Alivia Hemry was third in the event with a time of 27.22.
Austin swept the top two spots in 1-meter diving Tuesday night with Reese Norton taking first with a total score of 197.70, and teammate Rachel Engelstad was second with a final score of 181.45. Olivia Walsh took first for the Packers in the 100 freestyle with a time of 56.54 seconds, while teammate Abbie Boysen was third with a time of 59.90, Gracie Greenman finished in first in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:42.54, just over seven seconds ahead of second-place Grace Nelson of Winona, and Austin’s 200 freestyle relay team of Olivia Walsh, Alivia Hemry, Abbie Boysen and Greenman finished first with a time of 1:47.78, while the team of Addison Tobak, Kaylee Butts, Sydney Tobak and Leah Pischke took third with a time of 1:56.91.
Kaylee Butts finished second in the 100 breaststroke for the Packers Tuesday evening with a final time of 1:19.36, and Austin finished 1-2 in the 400 freestyle relay, with the team of Olivia Walsh, Gracie Greenman, Abbie Boysen and Alivia Hemry swimming the anchor leg and taking first with a time of 4:00.81, and the team of Anna Kossman, Sydney Tobak, Leah Pischke and Addison Tobak finished second for the Packers with a time of 4:22.36.
Austin is now off until Friday, October 28th when the diving portion of the Big 9 Conference meet gets underway in Northfield at 5:15 p.m. that evening, and the swimming portion of the competition gets underway at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29th.