Three individuals from the Austin Packers girls swimming and diving team wrapped up competition at the State Class A Individual Meet at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota Saturday, and one of them brought a state title back to Austin.
Junior Alayna Kennedy, who excelled all sesaon long in 1-meter diving capped off a fantastic season Saturday by taking the title in the event with a final score of 432.45, just ahead of freshman Bailey Monette of Benilde-St. Margaret’s, who was second with a total of 430.40. Packer junior Reese Norton also capped off a stellar season Saturday by taking sixth in the event with a total of 350.00.
Freshman Gracie Greenman also competed at the State Meet for the Packers in the 100 backstroke, and Greenman earned a spot in the finals by swimming a time of 59.50 seconds in the prelminiaries on Friday. Greenman then finished sixth in the finals Saturday with a time of 59.28 seconds.
Visitation was the runaway winner in the Class A team competition with 253 points, with Orono a distant second with 186 points, and Monticello finished third with 176 points.