Lakers Synchro

Prior Lake had five routines in the state competition May 23-24 in Rochester. The Lakers were 12th in the team standings. 

The Prior Lake synchronized swimming team capped off its season May 23-24 at the Rochester Recreation Center.

The Lakers had five routines competing in the state competition and one scored points. Prior Lake ended up tied for 12th in the team standings with one point. Wayzata won the title for the 13th straight year, finishing with 171 points.

Stillwater was second (142), followed by St. Louis Park (70), Forest Lake (52), Edina (25), Osseo/Maple Grove (12), Blaine (9), Hopkins (8), Eden Prairie (7), Richfield (4), Bloomington (3) and Columbia Heights and Itasca (1).

At state and sections, the competitions are made up of three different levels for the four events: solos, duets, trios and teams. The top level is extended, followed by longs and shorts. The top-four routines at each level from sections make state.

Prior Lake's best finishes was in solo longs with sophomore Sarah McDonald finishing third with a score of 60.500.

Seniors Jenna Difrischia and Courtney Kunkel, junior Jenna Peterson, sophomores Dailyn Jacobs, Ella Kocina and Ronnie Suarez and eighth-graders Zoey Lovold and Cecilia Peter took fourth in team shorts (55.167).

Peter also qualified in solo shorts, taking ninth (56.000),

In trio shorts, Kocina, Peterson and Suarez finished 12th (54.167) for the Lakers, while seniors Lauryn Baumer and Hannah Rodewald and junior Emma Gahlin ended up 11th in trio longs (61.833).

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.


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