After their dual meet Win over MICDS on Tuesday, November 27th, the team followed on Saturday, December 1st by hosting 16 teams in their own “Ladue Early Season Invitational” at which Ladue finished 2nd with 291 points behind a powerful team from Nerinx Hall who more than doubled their score (608 points) with Westminster Academy finishing 3rd with 205 points. Those from the team that scored points (Top 16 finishers) were: Mary Dieckhaus (2nd 100 Ba; 4th 200 IM), Sophie Fredman (4th 100 Fr; 4th 100 Br), Harriet Bezzant (4th 200 FR; 6th 500 FR), Talia Warticovschi (4th 100 FY; 6th 200 IM), Samantha Fischer (4th in Diving), Sophia Munoz (8th 100 BR; 14th 200 IM), Amy Pumm (13th 100 BA; 19th 200 FR), Riley Oberman (13th Diving), Ashley Balsavias (14th Diving), Marlee Singer (15th 200 FR) and Catherine Liao (16th 100 BA). In addition, the 200 Free Relay team of Harriet Bezzant, Sophie Fredman, Talia Warticovschi and Paige Mitchell places 1st, the 200 Medley Relay team of Mary Dieckhaus (BK), Sophie Fredman (BR), Paige Mitchell (FY) and Amy Pumm (FR) placed 2nd and the 400 Free Relay team of Harriet Bezzant, Amy Pumm, Mary Dieckhaus and Talia Warticovschi placed 3rd.
After two competitions, 6 team members have collectively achieved 14 Individual State Consideration Qualifying Standards together with all 3 relays; they are Harriet Bezzant, Mary Dieckhaus, Sophie Fredman, Lena Liang, Paige Mitchell, and Talia Warticovschi.
The team next travels to Pattonville this Thursday, December 6th.