Mustangs Off to Strong Start to 2021-22 Swim and Dive Season


MV Athletics | 11/17/2021

ATLANTA - The Mount Vernon varsity girls and boys swim and dive teams have been active, starting the season Nov. 12 at Wesleyan followed by a meet at St. Francis on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

"We had a small team attending, with a complement of 18 swimmers and two divers at our meet," Head Coach Kylie Stewart said. "Our athletes performed well and there were many improvements on previous years’ PRs and technique.

The Mustang swimmers and divers qualified for the GHSA State meet in a total of eight events as noted below:

Girl's 200 Medley Relay: Savanna Messner, Laney Whiting, Mary Fuentes, Mary Morgan Walker - 2:03.63

50 Free: Rylan Kruep 23.22, Sam Whiting 23.27, Savanna Messner - 26.15

100 Free: Sam Whiting - 51.65

100 Fly: Rylan Kruep - 55.99

100 Breast: Sam Whiting - 1:06.46

1M Diving: Kinsley Baker - 265.30

Mount Vernon overtook St. Francis on Tuesday afternoon in a close match, winning 98-95.

Mustang swimmers competed well, had a few PRs and many top three finishes highlighted below:

PR by Lex Welin - 100 Backstroke

PR by Nathan Desta - 50 Free

Girls 200 Medley Relay - 1st: Savanna Messner, Laney Whiting, Mary Fuentes, Sasha Johnson

Girls 200 Freestyle - 1st: Laney Whiting; 3rd: Amelia Bruening

Boys 200 M - 2nd: Lex Welin

Boys 50 Free - 1: Rylan Kruep 3rd: Zack Betz

Girls 50 Free - 1: Savanna Messner; 2: Mary Fuentes; 3: Sasha Johnson

Boys 100 Fly: 1: Sam Whiting

Girls 100 Fly: 1: Mary Fuentes

Boys 100 Free: Rylan Kruep

Girls 100 Free - 1: Savanna Messner; 3: Amelia Bruening

Boys 200 Free Relay - 1: Lex Welin, Zack Betz, Rylan Kruep, Sam Whiting

Girls 200 Free Relay - 1: Laney Whiting, Sasha Johnson, Mary Fuentes, Savanna Messner

Boys 100 Back - 1: Lex Welin

Girls 100 Back - 1: Lydia Schouest; 3: Sasha Johnson

Boys 100 Breast - 1: Sam Whiting; 3: Zack Betz

Girls 100 Breast - 1: Laney Whiting

Girls 400 Free Relay - 1: Lydia Schouest, Kate McGee, Maddie Coldrick, Amelia Bruening

The Mustangs are back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday, swimming against Marist and Riverwood on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

The meet is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. at the Marist Aquatic Center.

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