The Burnsville girls swimming team dropped to 0-6 in South Suburban Conference duals with a 109-76 home loss to Apple Valley Oct. 1.

The Blaze went into the dual after losing 102-79 at Rosemount Sept. 26.

Burnsville's final three SSC duals are home to Farmington Oct. 8, at Shakopee Oct. 15 and at Eagan Oct. 22. All three start at 6 p.m.

Burnsville's 400 freestyle relay team of seniors Kayla Gant and Natalie Thoresen, eighth-grader Anna Tomas and sophomore Ava Piccolino had the team's lone win versus Apple Valley with a time of 4:07.67.

Junior Olivia Caldwell had two runner-up finishes for the Blaze in the 100 freestyle (56.82) and the 100 breaststroke (1:10.91), as did Gant in the 50 freestyle (25.75) and the 100 backstroke (1:09.01).

Other second-place individual finishes for Burnsville went to senior Kiah Christopherson in the 200 individual medley (2:36.28), ninth-grader Grace Affeldt in diving (196.65) and Thoresen in the 500 freestyle (6:06.71)

Against Rosemount, Caldwell won 50 freestyle (25.85), and Affeldt was tops in diving (188.25).

The Blaze also had a 92-85 conference dual loss at Eastivew Sept. 19.

Caldwell won two individual events -— the 100 freestyle (56.19) and the 100 breaststroke (1:12.67). Gant was tops in the 50 freestyle (25.76).

Affeldt won diving for Burnsville with 199.95 points.

Gant was also second in the 100 freestyle (57.43). Seventh-grader Lauren Bachmeier was runner-up in the 200 freestyle (2:10.89), as was Christopherson in the 200 individual medley (2:38.40).

Thoresen was runner-up in both the 500 freestyle (6:04.30) and the 100 backstroke (1:09.61).

Eastview won all three relays, going one-two-three in the 400 freestyle relay.

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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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