BY ROB LAPLANTE
The perfect season only got better for the St. Michael-Albertville girls’ swim and dive team.
A pair of dual meet victories last week improved the Knights overall record to 5-0 in head-to-head competition.
Tuesday they defeated Dassel-Cokato 102-76. They followed that two nights later with a 100-84 conference win over Big Lake.
Junior diver Jessie Metz set a new school record in the one-meter dive. Metz score of 208.10, edged senior teammate Krista Erickson’s total of 193.60.
“It is nice to see the back and forth between Erickson and Metz,” said head coach Tom Guillou. “They are pushing each other and it’s making them both better.”
Junior Kasey Roberts continues to re-write record books, setting a Big Lake pool record in both the 200 individual (2:13.12) and 100-breaststroke (1:09.69). The records continue to fall when Roberts is involved. She already has set 13 pool, meet or team records this season.
Sophomore Carly Roberts won two events, taking first in both the 100 freestyle (2:02.85) and 100-backstroke (1:04.85).
Other winners were sophomore Kristina Swenson in the 100 fly (1:06.35) and senior Katie Schmitz in the 500 free (5:34.16).
The relay teams continued to shine taking first place in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
The Knights next compete this Saturday at the Maroon and Gold Invite. The annual invitation sees some of the state’s best teams and this year STMA will be one of 13 teams competing at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
“That meet will have great competition,” Guillou said. “The girls have really shown they can rise to the competition and that is what I expect from them Saturday. It’s at the same pool as the state meet and is a very good chance to get used to that pool and prepare for state.”