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Girls' Swimming and Diving crowned St. Paul City Conference Champions; Sjaastad '23 crowned Diving Champion

On October 25, the Sparks girls' swimming and diving team, a co-op between Highland Park and SPA, competed in the St. Paul City Conference meet and captured the Championship title. The Sparks finished in first place with 557 points, edging Central by one point.

In the varsity diving conference finals on October 24, the Sparks captured the top three spots on the podium finishing first, second, and third. Elena Sjaastad ’23 was crowned champion with a diving score of 298.9 and Avi Coleman ’27 and Bella Moet ’27 finished second (283.15) and third (202.50), respectively.

See the full results below:

  • 200 Yard Medley Relay
    • Claudia Hanson, Claire Kim '24 (SPA), Lillian Thuente, and Ava Griffin | 5th place, 2:17.04
    • Morgan Johnson, Clara Ann Bagnoli '24 (SPA), Hazel Thrasher, and Natalia Gercheva | 6th place, 2:21.40
  • 200 Yard Individual Medley
    • Clara Ann Bagnoli '24 | 7th place, 2:44.54
  • 50 Yard Freestyle
    • Audrey Peltier '27 | 6th place, 28.22
    • Ayla Rivers '24 | 8th place, 29.00
    • Claire Kim '24 | 9th place, 29.45
  • 1 Meter Diving
    • Elena Sjaastad '23 | 1st place, 298.90
    • Avi Coleman '27 | 2nd place, 283.15
    • Bella Moet '27 | 3rd place, 202.50
  • 100 Yard Freestyle 
    • Audrey Peltier '27 | 3rd place, 1:01.38
    • Ayla Rivers '24 | 8th place, 1:03.96
  • 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
    • Mia David, Audrey Peltier '27 (SPA), Abby Hanson, and Quinn Harvey | 1st place, 1:49.16
    • Clara Ann Bagnoli '24 (SPA), Claire Kim '24 (SPA), Austin Bailey-Zimmerman, and Ayla Rivers '24 (SPA) | 3rd place, 1:58.39
  • 100 Yard Breaststroke
    • Claire Kim '24 | 1st place, 1:18.22
    • Clara Ann Bagnoli '24 | 3rd place, 1:25.07
  • 400 Yard Freestyle Relay
    • Mia David, Audrey Peltier '27 (SPA), Abby Hanson, and Quinn Harvey | 2nd place, 3:56.71
    • Austin Bailey-Zimmerman, Irene Cohen, Ayla Rivers '24 (SPA), and Claudia Hanson | 6th place, 4:22.64

Congratulations to all our Spark swimmers and divers! Up next for the Sparks are the Section Prelims which will take place on Wednesday, November 9, and Thursday, November 10.