Linn-Mar’s Drake breaks records, but Cedar Falls depth wins MVC swim meet

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Linn-Mar girls’ swimming team had the “wow” performances, but Cedar Falls used its usual of allotment of talented depth to remain on top of the Mississippi Valley Conference.

Linn-Mar sop [...]

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West’s Thomas the new queen of MVC diving

CEDAR RAPIDS – With just two dives remaining and still over 100 points away from a Mississippi Valley Conference meet record, Iowa City West's Jacintha Thomas leaned on an old favorite.

The inward one-and-a-half pike.

Thomas' [...]

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Lions’ swimmers priming pump

MARION — With the Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ swimming meet looming Saturday, Linn-Mar Coach Chad Derlein is seeing everything he wants for his team to make a run at third-ranked Cedar Falls, winners of eight straight [...]

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Brown thriving after ‘tough decision’ to leave Little Hawks

IOWA CITY — One notable name from 2013 will be missing when postseason competition begins with Saturday’s Mississippi Valley Conference girls’ swimming meet at Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Iowa City High senior Lizzie Br [...]

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I.C. West swimmers among state’s elite


IOWA CITY — Two members of the Iowa Flyers Swim Club (IFLY) qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

Ruby Martin, 14, and Aidan Keen, 16, are two of three swimmers from Iowa [...]

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C.R. Kennedy swims short-handed

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ swimming coach John Ross knew his team would have its hands full with No. 3 Cedar Falls, but the already substantial task became even greater when two of his top swimmers were ruled o [...]

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Freshmen helping Washington swim team surprise

CEDAR RAPIDS — Returning from a winless 2013 dual meet season with more than half of its varsity girls’ swimming roster comprised of freshmen surely meant another long, rocky season for Cedar Rapids Washington, right?

It [...]

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Linn-Mar swimmers putting it together, top I.C. West

CORALVILLE — The roster is in place, and while the lineup is still a work in progress, the wins keep coming for the Linn-Mar girls’ swimming team.

The fourth-ranked Lions took another step toward claiming the title of top area [...]

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Jacobsen leads Kennedy to second place at Cougar Invitational

CEDAR RAPIDS — As one of the few seniors on a young, talented Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls’ swimming team, Sam Jacobsen is embracing her leadership role.

A distinguished four-year competitor and a 10-event state qualifier, [...]

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Xavier swimmers make splash elsewhere

CEDAR RAPIDS — As the girls’ swimming and diving season kicks off, Xavier swimmers will travel to Kennedy and Washington high schools for practice and meets.

This year there are seven Kennedy swimmers and six Washington [...]

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Fast transition for Williamsburg swimmer McRoberts

CEDAR RAPIDS — With just a year of eligibility remaining, Tessa McRoberts decided to give it a go.

After a club swimming stint with the Iowa City Eels and a year of tapering, the Williamsburg senior is swimming varsity for the [...]

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The new weekly feature ranks the top five C.R. and Marion Metro sports program regardless of sport and class.

1. C.R. WASHINGTON FOOTBALL — The Warriors (4-0) have been impressive so far this [...]

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Prairie student Wilkins helps Jefferson dominate swim meet

CEDAR RAPIDS — Within a few minutes of helping the Cedar Rapids Jefferson girls’ swimming team win the J-Hawk Relays, Emma Wilkins had already thrown on her Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks T-shirt.

With no girls’ swimm [...]

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Girls’ swimming: Teams, individuals to watch in 2014


Lizzie Brown, sr., Iowa City High — First-team all-state and defending state champion in 100 breaststroke. Finished fourth in 2012 and 15th as a freshman at state meet in 100 breaststroke.

Kelsey Drake, so., Linn-Mar [...]

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Sophomore transfer Drake looks to make splash for Linn-Mar swimmers

MARION — Linn-Mar girls’ swimming coach Chad Derlein already had plenty of reasons to be excited about the fall season.

But when sophomore transfer Kelsey Drake walked through his door toting a pair of runner-up finishes in las [...]

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