Anoka girls swimming tested its team depth to capture the Section 7AA True Team title, 140 points ahead of runner-up Duluth and 160 points clear of third place Andover.
On paper it looked like Anoka was headed to its sixth loss of the season, this time at the hands of an Elk River squad coming off a 5-0 start before a 35-7 loss to Totino-Grace one week earlier.
Blaine eighth-grader Sarah Olson captured the Northwest Suburban Conference title over Spring Lake Park junior Erin Guse by 14 seconds Thursday afternoon. Olson won the conference championship race set at the Elk River Golf Course in 15 minutes, 4.9 seconds, which should boost her confidence going into the section meet.
Anoka’s (1-5) woes began on the opening drive of a 27-0 loss to neighboring Andover (2-4) to dash hopes of a Tornadoes win for homecoming Friday.
With the biggest meets of the girls’ swimming season still to come, Anoka was more than up to the challenge at the Maroon and Gold Invite at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, Sept. 27.