Girls swim and dive celebrate senior night


Trever Schirmer

Huskies huddle up before their big race on senior night.

Trever Schirmer, Writer

Owatonna Girls Swim and Dive has seen many ups and downs throughout the season. They currently have a record of 2-3 and are in seventh place in the Big Nine Conference. Most recently, they had their senior night against the Rochester Century Panthers on Sept. 29. Unfortunately, the Huskies suffered a heartbreaking loss. The final score was 83-95. 

Coming into the season, the Huskies were very young with only four seniors on the team. This has not stopped the Huskies, though, as many underclassmen have stepped up to fill the necessary roles for the team to succeed. Headcoach Isaiah Fuller said, “It’s going pretty well. The girls are working really hard and learning a lot. Their swimming races the right way and the divers are diving strong. They are practicing really well right now so I think we are right where we are supposed to be.” The Huskies believe they are at a good place and will continue to get better as the season progresses. 

The season’s success goes a lot further than the wins and losses however. Many swimmers are noticing decreased times and progress in their races. The Huskies have also had great team chemistry this season. Senior captain Anna Youngquist said, “As a team, I think we do a really good job staying connected, and it’s hard to because it’s an individual sport. We’ve also been doing really well in our relays and our top relay this year is the 400.” Youngquist and the rest of the time hope to continue to get better and finish their season strong. 

The Owatonna Girls Swim and Dive team will have their next meet against the Albert Lea Tigers in Albert Lea on Oct. 6 at 6:30 pm.