100 Backstroke

Junior Karlee Salmela (front) and eighth grader Genessa Sentyrz get ready for the state of the 100 backstroke in the Section 2AA prelims Nov. 9 at the Art Downey Aquatic Center in Edina.

Can the Prior Lake girls swimming team achieve its preseason goal of a top-five finish at state?

The No. 6-ranked Lakers finished fourth in the Section 2AA finals Nov. 11 at the Art Downey Aquatic Center in Edina, qualifying two relays and five individuals for the Class AA competition.

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.