SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat girls wins quad at Grinnell
GRINNELL — The Marshalltown girls swimming and diving squad took down three other teams Thursday at the Grinnell Quad, winning with an overall team score of 388.
The Bobcats finished more than 100 points higher than Grinnell in second, who had a 276, while Vinton-Shellsburg-Union had a 248 and Des Moines North finished in fourth with a 42.
Marshalltown took first in five individual events on the evening, along with winning two relays. Taylor Hrabak won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of one minute, 55 seconds, and she won the 500-yard freestyle with a 5:47. Shakira Herrera won the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:14, 23 seconds faster than the next competitor, and she won the 100-yard butterfly with a 1:04.
Alli Trowbridge continued to impress on the diving board, winning with a total score of 252.65, while Sami Trowbridge took second.
The team of Cori Jorgenson, Klaudia Hernandez, CeCe Waltermire and Emily Manis won the 200-yard freestyle relay, while the team of Hrabak, Herrera, Jorgenson and Zoe Beals won the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Up next for the swim team is the home Bobcat Invite, starting with diving at 9:30 a.m.
GMG netters fall to Royals at home
GARWIN — The GMG volleyball team dropped a home match to Iowa Star Conference South Division opponent Colo-NESCO on Thursday, falling in five sets, 16-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-12.
McKensie Vaske led the Wolverines (4-9, 1-2) both offensively and defensively, recording seven kills and 14 digs in the match. Eve Gallentine also had 14 digs against the Royals (1-7, 1-1), while Madi Krull had 15 assists.
Both GMG and Colo-NESCO travel to the Gladbrook-Reinbeck tournament on Saturday for their next set of matches.
North Tama competes at L-S Invite
SULLY — The North Tama cross country teams traveled to run in the Lynnville-Sully Invite on Thursday, with six harriers competing for Redhawks on the night.
For the girls, Molly Kvidera was the top finisher, taking 25th with a time of 24 minutes, 36 seconds. Holly Rigel took 71st in the meet, while Pollina Litvinova came in 75th.
Logan Kennedy was the lone boy runner for North Tama, and his time of 23:11 was good enough for 67th on the day.