Viking girls swim team celebrates Senior Night with a victory over Vinton-Shellsburg

Posted: Fri, Oct 9, 2020 11:55 AM

It was Senior Night Thursday for the Decorah Viking girls swim team at the Luther College Aquatic Center, and the Vikings celebrated with a 120-59 victory over Vinton-Shellsburg.

Decorah had eight first place finishes and several events in which swimmers finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Margaret Rhodes won the 200 yard freestyle event, finishing in 2:10.79.  Brinley Krivachek took first in diving, earning a score of 211.95 points.  Paige Werner took the 100 yard butterfly, finishing in 1:08.14.  Katerina Kovarik finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke, with a time of 1:16.03.

There were two events in which Vikings took the top three spots.  In the 100 yard freestyle, Emily Voyna was first with a time of 58.68 seconds, followed by Margaret Rhodes in second with a time of 1:00.81 and Kiana Folkedahl third with a time of 1:02.18.  In the 500 yard freestyle, Grace Bachelder took first with a time of 6:06.56, followed by Joey Vobr with a time of 6:18.21 and Mia Smedsrud with a time of 6:20.91.

Two Viking relay teams did well, finishing first.  In the 200 yard freestyle relay, Kiana Folkedahl Maeley Nefzger, Katerina Kovarik and Julia Alberts finished in 1:48.10.  In the 400 yard freestyle relay, it was the team of Emily Voyna, Paige Werner, Julia Alberts and Katerina Kovarik taking first place with a time of 3:56.01.