After being informed she and her 200-yard freestyle relay team had been disqualified in Saturday’s sectional swimming finals, a saddened Kayla Whipple could have easily neglected to race her best afterward.
The fans were on their feet.
Tuesday night’s swim audience at the Herb Drew Pool in Cloquet watched anxiously, as Grand Rapids topped Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 49-45 in a thrilling girls swimming dual that came down to the final race of the evening.
Veteran swimmers Kayla Whipple, Alison Denman and Kristina Erickson knew if they found a fourth teammate this fall, their 200-yard freestyle relay team could do some major damage in the pool.
Lexus Wysocki has been a perfect fit.
The young Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls swim team had its first home meet of the season Tuesday night at Herb Drew Pool and even though the team lost to Two Harbors-Silver Bay by a 62-32 score, the program is growing in size and ability.
It’s been a long season for Stacia Grayson and her winless Cloquet-Esko-Carlton girls varsity swim team. At sections, however, things were different. The Lumberjacks were as competitive as they’ve been all fall.
Carried by their speedy relay teams and number of quick individuals, CEC placed 10th out of 11 teams at Saturday’s Section 5A Meet finals in Grand Rapids, totaling 63 points in the pool.
Kayla Whipple likes the Herb Drew Pool. In fact, she loves it.
After winning a trio of titles in the season-opening meet against Two Harbors in early September, the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton junior did one better last Thursday at the Cloquet Middle School.
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