Claire Guthmueller's near-pool record in the 1-meter diving competition was the exclamation point in a 149-34 win over Bloomington Kennedy for Chanhassen Sept. 12.

Guthmueller totaled 197 points over six dives, just missing the 2018 record of 197.3 from the Storm's Alyssa Konz. Kate Robbins (177) and Leah Hodgins (168.20) were second and third in the competition.

Chanhassen won all 11 races in the pool, getting a pair of victories from Chloe Zeller and Sophie Macy.

Zeller scored a win in the 200 individual medley in 2:19.02 and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:09.54. Macy, who was announced as a Scholastic All-American, won the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.45) and the 100-yard freestyle (55.67).

Zoe Thoma claimed the 50-yard freestyle in 26.36 seconds with Sophia Becker hitting the wall first in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.25.

Other top finishes came from Kalina Fuglie in the 500-yard freestyle (5:27.33) and Abby Gronholz in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.29), a season-best time.

Chanhassen had the top two times in all three relays, including a victory from the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Thoma, Zeller, Allie Santini, and Daisy Lang.

The Storm compete in the Edina Invitational at Southview Middle School on Saturday, Sept. 14. Diving begins at 9:30 a.m. with swimming at 1 p.m.


Having a little fun with the line-up, Minnetonka improved to 3-0 in the Lake Conference, a 97-81 win at St. Michael-Albertville Sept. 12.

Addie Diaz and Maija Kangas tied for first place in the 50-yard freestyle, times of 25.64 seconds, one of eight individual victories for the Skippers.

Ellery Kitt won her first varsity race for Minnetonka, a time of 1:00.18 in the 100-yard butterfly.

Abby Kapeller was a double winner for the Skippers in the 100-yard freestyle (53.55) and 100-yard breaststroke (1:10.96).

Penelope Helm in the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.81), Audrey Soetanto in the 200 individual medley (2:15.21) and Jojo Jorgenson in the 500-yard freestyle (5:13.35) were other winners for Minnetonka.

Next up is a No. 1 vs No. 2 meet with Edina at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Minnetonka Aquatic Center.


Chaska won just four events, but the depth of the Hawks, scoring three of the top-four positions in most races, helped them prevail in a 102-83 win over Benilde-St. Margaret Sept. 12 at St. Louis Park Junior High.

Victories from Kailey Pederson in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.81) and Kiana Tardia in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:14.89) were part of a 22-point stretch that saw the Hawks clinch the victory.

Lindsay Smutka and Serena Urevig tied for third in the backstroke in 1:05.30, while Ellanor Marti and Emma Thompson, both juniors, placed third and fourth in the breaststroke in times of 1:17.72 and 1:20.49.

Pederson, Gretta Hansen, Ava Kallop, and Smutka combined for a win in the opening event, the 200-yard medley relay, in 1:55.63.

Pederson in the 200-yard freestyle (2:04.24), Hansen in the 200 individual medley (2:17.22) and Payton Fogarty in the 50-yard freestyle (26.95) all had runner-up finishes as Chaska led 33-29 into the diving break.

Autumn Hepola, Ella Thompson and Marci Nelson finished second through fourth in diving to up the advantage to seven points.

Big swims came from Kallop in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.97), Smutka in the 100-yard freestyle (56.35) and the 500-yard freestyle group of Brooke Freeman (5:39.05), Eliza Prescher (5:45.89) and Elise McCaghy (6:00.53) to aid Chaska in the win.

Next up is the Maroon and Gold Invite at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 21.


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