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Lakeville Takes Third in State
The Panthers concluded their most successful team swimming and diving season by placing third with 151.5 points, behind Edina, 246 points, and Stillwater, 228 points, in class AA at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Coach Ringeisen said "Going into the state meet we felt that the team had the capability to finish in the top three and earn a trophy. However, in the swimming preliminaries the performances were a little on the flat side." Going into the finals the Panthers were sitting in the fourth position 19 points behind Minnetonka. In the finals Lakeville showed up and went on the attack from the Medley Relay all the way through the 400 Free Relay. By the end of the meet the Panthers erased the 19 points they were down and added another 16 for good measure, culminating in an unbelievable 35 point turn around from the preliminaries.

The Panthers 200 Medley Relay team of Ashlee Green, Stephanie Korba, Gillian Stepp and Sam Hill gave Lakeville the spark they lacked in the prelims by moving up two places to take third with a All-American Consideration time of 1:49.91. In the 200 Free consolation heat Kristin Manias scored valuable team points by taking 14th with a time of 1:58.47.

In the 200 Individual Medley Lakeville's Green moved up four spots with a time of 2:09.30 cutting nearly 2 seconds off her preliminary time. Stepp was 18th with a 2:14.78, Melissa McMahon was 21st with a 2:15.94 and Korba was 22nd with a 2:15.99. Rochester John Marshall's Jenny Shaughnessy won her third consecutive champions in this event.

Hill, the Panthers only swimmer in the 50 Free, placed 19th with a time of 25.17. Lakeville's only state diver, Hillary Provo, had an outstanding meet. "She knows how to keep her cool in the heat of close competition" said Ringeisen. Provo, tied for 5th with 392.65 points.

Korba secured important team points when she cut seven tenths of a second and moved up two places taking 5th with a time of 59.35 in the 100 Butterfly. "Korba put a cherry on top of her season with a top eight finish in the 100 Butterfly" Ringeisen mentioned "Stephanie performance this year had several coaches asking "Where did she come from? A year ago she was a section finalist, this year she's top eight at state!" Lakeville's other Flyer, McMahon, placed 20th with a time of 1:02.30. Stillwater's Rachel Frederickson won the 100 Butterfly with new Class AA record with an Automatic All-American time of 55:26.

The Panther's Manias scored important team points in the consolation heat of the 100 Free and placed 11th with a time 53.92. Other Lakeville entrants in the 100 Free were Hill placing 17th with 54.75 and Sam Haus placing 25th with a 55.47.

Stepp, feeding off the success of earlier teammates, reached deep inside and had a fantastic 500 Freestyle. Her five-second drop in the finals crushed several team's hopes that they would swim for the third place trophy in the final race of the day (400 Free Relay).

The 200 Relay team (Hill, McMahon, Hickman and Manias) solidified the Panthers control of the third place trophy after placing 6th with an All-American Consideration time of 1:40.16. Fans at this years Class AA meet witnessed Edina's 200 Relay team setting a state record, just missing a national record, with a time of 1:35.78.

In the 100 Backstroke Green held onto 9th with a gutsy swim with an All-American Consideration time of 59.08. Haus placed 19th with a time 1:02.21.

Burnsville's Kerry Kraemer repeated for the third straight year in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:02.94 and doing so, broke the state record she set the previous year.

In the 400 Free Relay Lakeville's team of Green, Hickman, Haus and Manias clinched 3rd place with a school record time of 3:38.57. During the 400 Free relay, Haus completed her high school career with a life time best 100 free split.

Earlier this year Lakeville claimed their first Lake Conference Championship by going undefeated and was undefeated 12 0 in dual meets.

Lakeville Wins 1AA Championship
200 Medley Relay Sets Record

Lakeville entered the eight-team Section 1AA Swimming and Diving meet as favorites and they did not disappoint. At the Rochester Recreation Center the Panthers claimed first place with 555, Rochester John Marshall was second with 284 and Rochester Century was third with 276. Lakeville will send all three relay teams and nine individuals in all but two individual events.

Lakeville began the Section finals impressively by taking first in the 200 Medley Relay (Ashlee Green, Stephanie Korba, Gillian Stepp, Sam Hill) with a new Section 1AA record and All-American time of 1:49.87. Rochester Century was 2nd with a 1:52.66. In the 200 Free Lakeville took 2-3-6-11 with Kristin Manias qualifying for the State Meet with a time of 1:57.19. The Panthers followed by dominating in the 200 IM by qualifying all four swimmers in the state meet. Lakeville placed 3-4-5-6. Stepp was 2nd with 2:12.61, Green 4th with a 2:13.61, 5th was Korba with a 2:14.79 and 6th was Melissa McMahon with a time of 2:15.75. In the 50 Free Winona's Marne Benson sprinted to first with a time of 24.65. Lakeville's lone qualifier was Hill who placed 4th with a time of 24.98 and Wendy Consoer was 10th and Natalie Herrild 15th.

Early on in the diving competition Hillary Provo was pushed and she responded by icing the field and distancing herself from the competition on her way to the section title scoring 394.40 points. Additionally, Provo was selected the Section 1AA Diver of the meet. Other Panther divers placing were Maddie Flaherty in 12th and Katie Powell in 13th.

In the 100 Butterfly, with all four swimmers qualifying for the finals, the Panthers scored more points than in any other event. Korba led the way qualifying for state by taking 1st with a new school record of 58.89 followed by M. McMahon in 2nd and qualifying for state with a time 1:00.16. Rachel Ringeisen was 4th (1:01.89) and Jennifer Titcomb was 7th (1:03.37).

In the 100 Freestyle the Panthers faced the best swimmer in the state this year, Rochester John Marshall's Jenny Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy set a new Section 1AA record and Senior National time of 50.86. However, the Panthers showed the power of team depth by placing four swimmers in the top eight. Manias was 2nd qualifying for the state with a time of 53.64, Hill was 4th qualifying for the state with a time of 55.05 and Sam Haus 5th qualifying for the state with a time of 55.53. Lindsey Hickman was 6th with a time of 55.74

The 500 Freestyle allowed Stepp to showcase her phenomenal ability to hold her pace. Stepp repeated as champion and was Lakeville's only state qualifier with a time of 5:18.52. The Panther's other finisher's were Katie O'Connor in 3rd with a time of 5:28.27, Kim Folden in 6th with a time of 5:41.77 and Kristen Halloran in 10th with a time of 5:42.00.

The Panthers' 200 Freestyle Relay of Hill, Hickman, M. McMahon, and Manias rocked the house by out sprinting John Marshall and Faribault to take 1st with an All-American consideration time of 1:40.55.

Rochester Century's Melissa Heyrman was 1st with a Section 1AA meet record of 58.94. Lakeville's 100 Backstroke team of Green (59.34), Haus (1:01.92), Natasha Knack (1:02.96) and Titcomb (1:05.55) placed 2-3-4-6. Green and Haus qualified for the state meet.

The 100 Breaststroke proved for the Panthers to be one of the most exciting events. Big swims were delivered by Danielle James (1:10.69), Karen McMahon (1:12.67), Marie Laudenbach (1:14.01) and Adrienne Concur (1:15.58). Laudenbach put together a very gutsy performance, bouncing back from injury setbacks earlier in the season. Kim Kazika of Prior Lake took 1st with a Section 1AA record of 1:05.38.

The Panther 400 Free Relay of team of Hickman, Green, Haus and Manias finished 2nd behind John Marshall with a state qualifying time of 3:41.08

Furthermore Coach Rick Ringeisen was selected the Section 1AA Swimming Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, and Lakeville's diving coach, Kelly Kunze was selected the Section 1AA Diving Coach of the Year.

The Panthers are preparing for the State Meet on Tuesday, November 22nd and Wednesday, November 23rd at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.

Undefeated Lakeville Panthers are Lake Conference Champs!

An enthusiastic overflow crowd at Kenwood Trail Junior High cheered the Lakeville Panthers and the Eden Prairie Eagles in a Lake Conference winner-take-all swimming and diving meet with Lakeville defeating Eden Prairie 105.5 to 78.5. The Panthers pounced on the Eagles from the first event never letting the Eagles get off the ground winning every swimming event. The final score reflects the dominance of the undefeated Panthers.

The Eagles were put on notice when the Panther 200 Medley Relay teams placed 1 2. Ashley Green, Gillian Stepp, Rachel Ringeisen and Sam Hill swam to a 1:51.77 followed by Sammy Haus, Melissa McMahon, Stephanie Korba and Wendy Consoer swimming to a 1:54.47. The momentum carried into 200 Free with Kristen Manias (1:59.01) taking 1st and Lindsey Hickman (2:02.74) takes 3rd.

In the 200 IM Lakeville placed 1 3 4. Green led the Panthers with a time of 2:11.77 with M. McMahon finishing with a time of 2:16.04 and Korba just behind with a time of 2:16.10. Hill sealed the 50 Free for Lakeville with a first place time of 25.41. Haus tied for 3rd with a 26.10.

Eden Prairie's Jamie Bullock (259) took the Eagle's only first in the Diving followed by Lakeville's Hillary Provo (229) finishing 2nd and Katie Powell (176) placing 5th.

Whatever thoughts Eden Prairie had of staging a comeback were quickly dispelled when the Panthers took 1 2 4 in the 100 Butterfly and 1 3 4 in the 100 Free. Korba led Lakeville's butterflyers with a time of 1:00.52 followed closely by M. McMahon with a time of 1:00.98 and Ringeisen finishing with a time of 1:01.13. Manias led the Panthers' 100 Free swimmers with a 54.00 with Hill sprinting to a 55.28 and Hickman touching in with a 55.98.

Lakeville's Stepp swam a strong 500 Free placing first with a time of 5:17.61 and Kim Folden took 5th with a time of 5:44.93. The Panther's 200 Free Relay teams kept the pressure on the Eagles by the Panther relay team of Hill, Hickman, McMahon and Manias taking 1st with a1:41.70 and the team of Consoer, Natalie Herrild, Jacqueline Minneman and Korba taking 3rd with a time of 1:45.46.

The Lakeville backstrokers sealed the victory and the Lake Conference title for the Panthers with Green placing 1st with a time of 59.74 and Haus taking 3rd with a time of 1:01.95. Stepp completed the swimmers sweep of individual events by taking first in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:09.54. The Panthers' Danielle James took 3rd with a time of 1:12.88 followed by Karen McMahon in 4th with a time of 1:13.68.

The sweep of all swimming events by Lakeville was completed when the Panthers' 400 Free Relay team of Hickman, Green, Haus and Manias took first with a time of 3:43.01, and the team of Consoer, Herrild, Halloran and Stepp followed in third with a time of 3:56.16.

Earlier in the week Lakeville traveled to Rosemount and defeated the Irish 97- 77. With the dual meet season completed, the Panthers begin preparing for the Section 1AA meet which will be held November 10th and 12th in Rochester.

Undefeated Lakeville JV sets the Tempo for the Varsity!

The enthusiastic overflow crowd at Kenwood Trail Junior High could sense the intensity of the night as the Lakeville JV set the stage for the varsity as the Lakeville Panthers JV and the Eden Prairie Eagles JV swam and dove in their final dual meet of 2004. Lakeville defeated Eden Prairie 97 to 89. The Panthers' JV ended their dual meet schedule undefeated and took 1st in the Minneapolis South Invitational.

The Panther 200 Medley Relay teams placed 1 2. Paula Jungbauer, Marie Laudenbach, Natalie Herrild and Jacqueline Minneman swam to a 1:59.54 followed by Megan Niver, Danielle James, Rebekah Schieck and Katie Lang swimming to a 2:02.24. Kristen Halloran took 1st in the 200 Free with a time of 2:09.06 and Adrienne Koncur added a5th place finish with a time of 2:15.23.

In the 200 IM Lakeville managed a 4th and 5th place finish. Phaedra Howe's time was 2:32. 15 and Niver's time was 2:34.62. After the 200 IM the Panthers found themselves behind in the team score; however, the Panther JVers took the lead in the meet when the Panthers swept the 50 Free taking 1 2 3 with Becky Newgren's time of 26.44, Laudenbach's time of 26.96 and Minneman's time 27.07.

Lakeville placed 2 3 5 in 1 Meter Diving. Cailtin Bodine led the Panthers with 158.50 points followed by Danielle Dove with 144.50 points and Layne Clatterbuck with 120.60 points.

The Panthers placed 3rd and 5th in the 100 Butterfly with Schieck's time of 1:09.35 and Katie Lang's time of 1:13.64. In the 100 Free Lakeville's Herrild took 1st with a 58.15 and Jungbauer taking 4th with a 1:03.33. After the 100 Free Lakeville and Eden Prairie the score is tied 55 55. Lakeville's Miranda Anderson swam to 1st in the 500 Free with a time of 6:07.59, and Katelyn Ronneberg was 5th with a time of 6:31.85.

Lakeville took over the lead in the seesaw meet in the 200 Free Relay by place the team of Judy Cole, Rachel Ringeisen, Lang and Kim Folden taking 1st with a time 1:51.17 and the team of Koncur, Brenna Tennessen, Howe and Ronneberg taking 3rd with at time of 1:54.40.

In the 100 Backstroke the Lakeville JV backstrokers maintained the lead with Niver taking 2nd with a time of 1:09.13, Kasey Carlson taking 4th with a time of 1:13.64 and Jungbauer taking 5th with a time of 1:13.66. Knocur's (1:16.52) 1st place and Cole's (1:18.92) 4th place in the 100 Breaststroke also maintained the team's lead for Lakeville setting up an exiting 400 Free Relay finish. The Panthers' 400 Free Relay teams sealed the victory with the team of Ringeisen, Laudenbach, Lang and McMahon taking1st with a time of 4:08.38 and the team of Schieck, Tennessen, Carlson and Jungbauer taking 3rd with a time of 4:18.83.

Earlier in the week the Panthers traveled to Rosemount and defeated the Irish 119 to 47. The Lakeville Panther JV's next meet is the JV Section Meet held on November 6th at Bloomington's Olsen Middle School.

Lakeville Panthers' Depth shows in the Section 1AA True Team

The Lakeville Panther's depth was on display at the inaugural Section 1AA True Team meet. The Panthers were first with 862 points followed by Faribault 402, Prior Lake 388, Winona 276, Rochester Mayo 253 and Owatonna 144.

Lakeville started the meet with taking 1st, 2nd, 7th and 8th in the 200 Medley Relay. The Panther's first place team of Ashlee Green, Gillian Stepp, Rachel Ringeisen and Wendy Consoer swam to a time of 1:55.95 and the second place team of Sammy Haus, Melissa McMahon, Stephanie Korba and Sam Hill swam to a 1:57.20. In the 200 Free Lakeville placed 1 2 3 5 with Lindsey Hickman, 2:04.36 out touching Kristin Manias 2:04.84 followed by Katie O'Connor 2:07.80 and Kim Folden 2:10.55.

Lakeville swept the 200IM taking first through fourth with Stepp's time of 2:14.62, Green with a 2:16.67, Korba with a 2:20.52 and M. McMahon with a 2:21.85. In the 50 Free Marne Benson if Winona took first with a 25:25. Lakeville's Hill was the highest finisher in 6th place with a 26:55 and Consoer was 9th, Natalie Herrild was 11th and Jacqueline Minneman was 13th.

In diving Hillary Provo of Lakeville took 1st with 370.95. The remaining Lakeville divers Katie Powell placed 8th, Maddie Flaherty placed 12th and Danielle Dove placed 15th. Faribault had the strongest team showing placing 3 4 6 7.

The 100 Fly had Lakeville taking 4 of the top 5 places with Korba 1st with a 1:02.46, Manias 2nd with a 1:04.07, Haus 3rd with a 1:05.24 and Ringeisen 5th with a 1:06.45. In the 100 Free Kim Kazika of Prior Lake was 1st with 56.71. Lakeville's Hickman was 3rd with a 57:52 and Hill 4th with a 57.75. The Panthers other finishers were Consoer 8th and Natasha Knack was 11th.

The 500 Free was won by Alyssa Trainor of Winona placed with a winning time of 5:37.87. Lakeville's top finishers were O'Connor 3rd with 5:46.11, Kristin Halloran 5th with 5:48.92, Folden 6th with 5:49.12 and Megan Niver 9th with 6:06.52. Lakeville 200 Free Relay teams placed 1 3 6 7. Manias, Hickman, M. McMahon and Hill 1st with 1:44.33; Becky Newgren, Minneman, Marie Laudenbach and Herrild 3rd with 1:47.77; Halloran, Ringeisen, Rebekah Schieck, and O'Connor 6th with 1:53.31; Katie Lang, Phaedra Howe, Judy Cole and Folden were 6th by .05 with 1:53.36.

In the 100 Back Lakeville placed 1 2 3 5 with Green at 1:02.31, Haus at 1:06.23, Knack at 1:06.90 and Jennifer Titcomb at 1:09.11. Benson of Winona became the meet's only individual double winner with her 1st place finish in the 100 Breaststroke with a time of 1:07.37. Lakeville's Stepp was 2nd with a time of 1:09.45, M. McMahon 4th with a time of 1:13.60, Karen McMahon was 6th with a time of 1:14.66 and Danielle James 8th with a time of 1:15.98.

Lakeville's 400 Free Relay teams finished the meet with 1 2 4 8. The team of Hickman, Green, Haus and Manias's time was 3:50.94; the team of Korba, Consoer, Minneman and Stepp's time was 3:57.81; the team of Herrild, Halloran, Folden and Knack's time was 4;01.09 and the team of O'Connor, Ringeisen, Lang and Newgren's time was 4:05.59.

Earlier in the week the Panthers remained undefeated in the Lake Conference by defeating Burnsville 96-79. Kerry Kraemer of Burnsville set a pool record with a time of 1:05.93 in 100 Breaststroke.

On Saturday, October 23rd Lakeville will join the other section winners and two at-large teams in the True Team State Meet held at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Lakeville Powers Past Chaska

The State's 3rd ranked Panthers swam and dove past their Lake Conference foe Chaska "with a total team effort" said coach Rick Ringeisen. "From the 200 Medley Relay through the 400 Free Relay the girls gave a great effort" added Ringeisen. He noted divers Hillary Provo, Maddie Flaherty and Katie Powell for stepping up and keeping the momentum going along with swimmers Gillian Stepp and Sam Haus. Coach Ringeisen stated "illness had an effect on some performances and yet Lindsey Hickman and Rachel Ringeisen had good swims in spite of their discomfort".

Lakeville took first in 11 of 12 events and missed sweeping all events by .01 second in the 50 Free.

Beginning the meet strong, the Panther's 200 Medley Relay team of Ashlee Green, Stepp, Stephanie Korba and Sam Hill took first with a time of 1:55.82. The 200 Free swimmers took 1 2 4. Kristin Manias' time was 2:01.95 followed by Hickman at 2:04.35. Green touched out Chaska's Kelsey Burns in the 200 Individual Medley to take 1st with a time of 2:15 41. In the 50 Free Hill missed 1st as Mikaela Bellard of Chaska out reached Hill with a time of 26.84 to 26.85.

The momentum in the meet never shifted as the Lakeville divers took 1 2 4. Provo had 227.90 points and Powell had 200.10. The Panther 100 Butterflyers; Korba (1:01.42), Melissa McMahon (1:03.50) and Haus (1:03.76), came in 1 3 4. Hickman and Hill were 1 2 in the 100 Free with 57:00 and 58.34 respectively. In the 500 Free Stepp was first with a time of 5:19.59 and Manias was second with a time of 5:25.30. The 200 Free Relay Teams swept the event by placing 1- 2. The relay team of Korba, Hickman, Jacqueline Minneman and Hill had a time of 1:47. 12 and the relay team of McMahon, Wendy Consoer, Natalie Herrild and Manias had a time of 1:47.21.

The last part of the meet saw Lakeville's Green taking first in 100 Back Stroke with a time of 1:02.74 followed by Haus in second with a time of 1:04.05. Stepp swam to first in the 100 Breast Stroke with a time of 1:09.89. The Panthers completed the meet with the 400 Free Relay team of Hickman, Green, Manias and Stepp taking first with a time of 3:51.78.

Earlier in the week the Panthers traveled to Northfield and came away with 84.5 victory taking 9 out of 12 first places.

On Tuesday, October 12th Lakeville hosts Burnsville and on Saturday, October 16th Lakeville hosts the 1AA True Team Section meet at Kenwood Trail Junior High and McGuire Junior High. The section winners plus two at large second place teams qualify for the State True Team Meet on Saturday, October 23rd at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Lakeville Second behind Edina in the Mpls South Invitational

Third ranked Lakeville Panthers girls swim and dive team participated in the 10 team Minneapolis South Invitational on Saturday and placed second behind top ranked Edina. The top five team scores were: Edina 490.5, Lakeville 416.5, and Minnetonka 364, Chaska 243 and Northfield 198.

Lakeville's 200 Yard Medley Relay teams placed 2nd (Ashlee Green, Gillian Stepp, Stephanie Korba and Sam Hill) and 7th (Sammy Haus, Marie Laudenbach, Rachel Ringeisen and Melissa McMahon) with times 1:53.82 and 2:00.41. In the 200 Yard Freestyle Kristen Manias took 3rd with a time of 2:00.78, Lindsey Hickman took 6th with a time of 2:04 .56 and Katie O'Connor took 8th with a time of 2:05.23. Stepp swam to 1st with a 2:13.22, with Green taking 3rd with a time of 2:15.15. Korba placed 7th with a time of 2:21.11 and McMahon took the final point in the event with a time of 2:24.64. Lakeville placed three in the top 16 of the 50 Yard with Hill placing 10th, Wendy Consoer taking 13th and Natalie Herrild placing 16th.

The Panther divers continued their strong season with Hillary Provo taking another 1st with a meet record 404 points, Katie Powell placed 10th and Maddie Flaherty took 14th.

Four Lakeville swimmers Korba, Manias, Haus and Ringeisen, placed 4th, 5th, 10th and 14th in the 100 Butterfly. In the 100 Yard Free the Panthers placed three in the top sixteen with hill taking 5th, Hickman taking 6th and Consoer taking 12th. Lakeville's only swimmers to place in the 500 Yard Free was O'Connor taking 9th with a 5:40.29 and Kim Folden taking 15th with a 5:47. 80. In the 200 Yard Free Relay both Lakeville's relay teams placed 3rd and 6th with times of 1:44.07 and 1:48.72 respectively.

In the 100 Yard Backstroke Green took 3rd with a time of 1:02.43, Haus took 10th with a time of 1:05.77 and Natasha Knack took 15th with a time of 1:07.06. Stepp was Lakeville's only swimmer to place (2nd) in 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:08.40.

The Panthers finished the meet strong by placing the 400 Yard Free Relay teams 2nd (Manias, Hickman, Green and Stepp) and 11th (O'Connor, McMahon, Folden and Haus).

On Thursday Lakeville remained unbeaten (5 0) in the Lake Conference by defeating Bloomington Kennedy 100 to 78. Lakeville took 1st in 11 of 12 events.

Lakeville JV takes First Place at Mpls South Invitational

Lakeville Panthers JV swim/dive team displayed their team depth as they participated in the 7 team Minneapolis South Invitational on Saturday and took first place with 735.5 points followed by Edina 615, Chaska 340, Minneapolis South 254.5, Fergus Falls 222, Melrose 20 and Minnetonka 20.

Lakeville's 200 Medley Relay teams started strong and placed 1st with a time of 2:02.96, 2nd with a time of 2:06.81 and 6th with a time of 2;16.01. The swimming on the first place relay team was Natasha Knack, Karen McMahon, Jennifer Titcomb and Jacqueline Minneman. Megan Niver, Adrian Koncur, Rebekah Schieck and Natalie Herrild swam on the second place relay team and the sixth place team was represented by Paula Jungbauer, Alayna Mitteness, Lindsey Kolsrud and Melaina Baltera.

All four Panther swimmers placed in the top sixteen in the 200 Free with Kim Folden taking 1st with a time of 2:10.95, Phaedra Howe 6th place with a time of 2:19.72, Katie Lang 7th place with a time of 2:20 13 and Sam Poerstel 12th place with a time of 2:29.95. In the next event, again the all four Panther swimmers placed 2nd, (McMahon 2:33.55), 7th (Niver 2:41. 53), 14th (Katelyn Ronneberg 2:50.62 and 15th, (Jungbauer 2:51.42).

The 50 Free swimmers also placed strong with Becky Newgren taking 1st with a time of 27.58, Marie Laudenbach taking 3rd with a time of 28.28, Brenna Tennessen taking 7th with a time of 29.93 and Kasey Carlson taking 10th place with a time of 30.26.

The Panther divers continued their strong season by taking 2nd through 5th with Caitlin Bodine scoring 133.20, Layne Clatterbuck scoring 123.20, Kalli Pahl scoring 122.90 and Cassie Weaver scoring118.05.

In the 100 Yard Butterfly Herrild, 2nd with 1:10.37, Schieck ,4th with 1:12.61, Baltera, 10th with 1:17.96 and Lang, 11th with 1:22.84 swam into the top sixteen for Lakeville. The Panther swimmers in the 100 Yard Free placed 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 11th. Ringeisen's time was 1:01.87, Newgren's time was 1:02 61, Judy Cole's time was 1:03.98 and Tennessen's time was 1:09.30 respectively. Koncur led the of Panther 500 Yard Free swimmers with a 2nd place time of 6:06.82 followed by Howe in 6th place with a time of 6:16.66, Miranda Anderson in 7th place with a time of 6:30.01 and Mitteness in 10th place with a time of 6:42.43.

The 200 Yard Free Relay team of Lang, Schieck, Newgren and Folden took 1st with a time of 1:52 58, the team of Cole, Tennessen, Laudenbach and Howe took 3rd with a time of 1:55.40 and the team of Poerstal, Anderson, Amanda Esades and Kolsrud took 8th with a time of 2:06.10. In the 100 Yard Backstroke three Lakeville swimmers placed 3rd, 4th and 7th. Niver had a time of 1:14.42, Ronneberg had a time of 1:15.69 folled by Baltera with a time of 1:17.78. The meet's last individual event, the 100 Yard Breaststroke, had the Panthers placing 3rd, 5th, 8th and 9th. Koncur timed in at 1:18.70, Cole at 1:20.22, Mitteness at 1:23.20 and Schieck at 1:23.38.

The Lakeville JV'ers finished strong by taking 1st , 2nd and 5th in the 400 Yard Free Relay. The team of Knack, Ringeisen, Jennifer Titcomb and Consoer finished with a time of 4:02.74, the team of Lang, Newgren, Howe and Niver finished with a time 4:11.61 and the team of Jungbauer, Poerstel, Anderson and Ronneberg completed the day with a time of 4:33.65.

Records Fall as the Third Ranked Lakeville Takes First in the Panther Relays

Third ranked Lakeville Panthers girls swim and dive team hosted 12 teams at the Panther Relays and swam to first place with 151 points, Northfield second, 109 points, and Mankato West and Rochester Century tying for third with 86 points.

The Panthers divers set the tone for the swimmers by crushing the old relay record by 57.3 points. The divers led by junior Hilary Prove, 204.5; senior Maddie Flaherty, 142.25; and sophomore Katie Powell, 139.95.

The Panther swimmers carried the momentum given to them by the divers and took first in eight out of ten events. Northfield took first in the 3 X 100 Breaststroke with meet record of 3:38.17 and Rochester John Marshall took first place in the 850 Cresendo Relay with a meet record of 8:49.11.

The 200 Yard Medley Relay made up of, senior Sammy Haus, sophomores Rachel Ringeisen and Gillian Stepp, and senior Sam Hill missed setting the meet record by .02 seconds with a 1:55.46. The next event, 3 X 200, was won by sophomores Lindsey Hickman and Stepp, and senior Katie O'Connor. Freshman Stephanie Korba, Haus and sophomore Ashley Green swam to first place in the 3 X 100 Medley Relay with a near meet record of 3:11.79. The 200 Free Relay of freshman Kristen Manias, Hickman, seniors Jacqueline Minneman and Hill followed with another near meet record of 1:43.86. The second half of the meet Lakeville Panthers Ringeisen, Korba and Manias continued their dominance with a meet record time of 2:30.50 in the 250 Butterfly Relay. With Rochester JM claiming first in the 850 Cresendo Relay, Lakeville swimmers Minneman, Hill, O'Connor and Stepp took second with a meet record time of 8:53.85.

The Panthers 3 X 100 Backstroke Relay swimmers, Haus, sophomore Natasha Knack and Green took first with another near meet record of 3:10.76. Lakeville finished the day strong with another near meet record of 3:45.91 in the 400 Free Relay.

On Tuesday this past week Lakeville hosted Apple Valley in a Lake Conference dual meet and won convincingly 96 78 taking first place in eight of ten events to remain unbeaten in the Lake Conference with a record of 4 0.

Lakeville's continues their Lake Conference dual meet schedule on Thursday with a meet at Bloomington Kennedy and will compete Saturday in the Minneapolis South Invitational at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Highly Ranked Lakeville Girls Swim and Dive has Impressive Start

The Lakeville Panthers Girls swim and dive team began this season impressively last week by defeating the Austin Packers and Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars. The Panthers, with a seasoned but young team and all but one of the state participants returning, started their dual meet season August 27nd hosting Austin at the Kenwood Jr High Pool. The Panthers' first event ended with Lakeville taking first and second in the 200 Medley Relay. They continued dominating the meet with freshman Kristen Manias taking first in the 200 free with a time of 2:01.93 and in the 500 Free with a time of 5:36.27, Freshman Stepanie Korba and seventh grader Melissa McMahon took first and second in the 200 Individual Medley, and Junior newcomer, Hilary Provo took first in 1 meter diving scoring 211.78. The Panthers swept the butterfly by Korba, senior Sammy Haus and sophomore Rachel Ringeisen taking 1, 2, 3. Manias, McMahon and seventh grader Danielle James took 1, 2, 3 in the 500 free. In the backstroke Haus and sophomore Natsha Knack took first and second. In last individual event of the night, the sophomores Gillian Stepp and Karen McMahon took 1, 2 and senior Marie Laudenbach completed sweep by placing third. The Panthers took first in the 200 free and 400 free relays. Meet result was Lakeville 95.5 Austin 82.5.

In the second meet, September 2nd, the Panthers began their Lake Conference schedule at Jefferson by winning handedly 97 to 84. Lakeville's depth was evident in this meet with nearly every varsity swimmer and diver scoring points. The highlights were The Panthers sweeping the 1 Meter Diving with Provo, sophomore Katie Powell and senior Maddie Flahety; and the 100 Backstrokers Stepp, Korba and sophomore Lindsey Hickman. Lakeville placed first with Green in the 200 and 500 free, Stepp in the 200 IM, Manias in the 50 and the 100 free, M. McMahon in the 100 fly.