The girls’ second day in southern Indiana was a success as they looked very strong in a 129-56 victory against Bloomington South.
The team began the day with an early wakeup swim, then headed to IU to tour the campus. The buses headed to Nashville for lunch and shopping before a 4:00 gametime.
The Royals came to play, winning the 200 medley relay. Molly Pedersen won a very close 200 free, and Bri Saple and Kennedy Fisher went 1-2 in the 50 free.
Southeastern swept the top four spots in diving (Halli Siwik, Sarah Ballard, Ashley Sinicropi, Courtney Broyles) and the 100 fly (Hannah Pugh, DaBin Jung, Olivia Kiley, Kaleigh Stivers). Bri Saple (100 free) and Mo Pedersen (500 free) each won their second event of the day, and Molly Robinson was victorious in the 100 breast.
The Royals won all three relays, winners were Abby Harter, Molly Robinson, Hannah Pugh, and Bri Saple (medley); Hannah Pugh, Kennedy Fisher, Molly Pedersen, and Bella Goss (200 free); and Molly Pedersen, Ellie Pedersen, Abby Harter, and Bri Saple (400 free).
Lizzie Collins stood out for the Royals tonight with her great attitude in support of her teammates. She always seems able to lighten the mood, and is growing her confidence each day.
Maddie McNarney did a great job bringing positivity and passion to the pool deck and keeping teammates engaged in the meet. Her leadership was incredibly valuable throughout the trip as she went out of her way to support and include younger teammates.
The Royals will split the squad to conclude the trip, with one group competing at a college events invite tomorrow at Bloomington South and another training at Bedford North Lawrence before heading home for the weekend.