Andover swim coach Marcia Ford’s message to her young team after the Class AA state swimming and diving meet was simple.
“This is a learning process. This is just the beginning, every year we will do a little better,” she said after the team collected 22 points to place 21st among 34 teams at the final meet of the season.
Pool siblings share the spotlight: Anoka crowned Section 7AA team champions while Andover has a record-breaking day as the two teams that call Fred Moore pool home won 10 of 12 events
For the first time since the 1980s, Anoka’s girls swimming and diving team will be able to hang a section title banner after the team clinched the Section 7AA title, 87.5 points ahead of Andover.
Spring Lake Park’s swim team qualified three individual events and one relay team from the Section 2A meet to the Class A meet.
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.
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.
Sunshine and warmer temperatures helped organizers of the Blaine Triathlon host a more pleasant experience for competitors and volunteers at the May 17 event.
Athletes set to swim, bike, run The Lakes Third annual Blaine Triathlon welcomes competitors for the May 18 event
After a warm and sunny first year, the Blaine Triathlon offered competitors a cold and rainy version last year. So far, there are far fewer triathletes registered to participate this year.