Swimming Record Falls; Runners are Perfect
Owatonna swimmer Logan Norrid continues to tear up the school's record book. The sophomore set another record during Thursday's virtual meet and is now the record holder in at least three events. Meanwhile on the Brooktree Golf Course, the OHS boys cross country squad turned in its second perfect score of the season. The girls won their triangular as well.
Topping off Thursday's results was an exciting 4-3 win for the girls tennis squad. Friday's soccer schedule has been nixed between Owatonna and Albert Lea, as the Tigers postponed the matches due to COVID concerns in Albert Lea.
Norrid, a two-time state swimming meet participant, set the OHS school record in the 500 freestyle by an eye-popping 10 seconds. Her time Thursday was 5:18.94. The previous mark was Hanna Roberts 5:29 set in 2017. Norrid also holds the school marks in the 200 free and 100 breaststroke.
The girls swim and dive team's next virtual meet is Thursday, September 24 versus Faribault at 5 pm.
Huskies boys cross country nabbed the top five spots in Thursday's triangular for a perfect 15 points. Times included Preston Meier in 16:43, Brayden Williams 16:57, Jack Meiners 17:03, Connor Ginskey 17:09, and Trevor Hiatt 17:31. The team score was Owatonna 15, Faribault 58, Mankato West 60. OHS debuted their new uniforms in the race.
The OHS girls also won with 28 points. Faribault had 43 and Mankato West 57. Owatonna took the top two spots. Individual finish was Carsyn Brady (1st, 19:32), Zinash Valen (2nd, 20:13), Kaitlin Bruessel (7th, 20:48), Jaci Burtis (8th, 20:51), and Anna Cox (10th, 21:09).
The next date on Owatonna's cross country schedule is Saturday, September 26 at Winona with Rochester Century. The Winhawks have been on distance learning. Watch for an update on that meet.
Owatonna girls tennis won a thriller 4-3 at Rochester JM thanks to a rally by the third doubles team of Alivia Schuster/Emma Herzog. Coach Curt Matecjek said via text, "Great competitive match for both teams. Came down to number three doubles. We were down 5-6 in the second set, came back to get it to a tiebreaker and then win it."
Schuster/Herzog won 6-4, 7-6 (7-5). The other doubles went to John Marshall. Caitlynne Bussert/Cora Barrett dropped a close one, 6-4, 7-5. Likewise, Lauren Thamert/Klara Blacker had a tight match, losing 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
OHS took three of four in singles. Olivia Herzog won 6-3, 6-2. Megan Johnson dominated 6-0, 6-2. Alex Huemoeller lost 6-2, 6-3. Olivia McDermott won 6-0, 6-2. The girls host Northfield Tuesday, September 22 at 4:30 pm at the high school courts.
Soccer matches on Friday's schedule against Albert Lea are postponed due to COVID-19 concerns at Albert Lea High School, according to a message from the Tigers' athletic office. Next up for the OHS girls is a road match Tuesday, September 22 at John Marshall and live on Kat Kountry 105 FM and the Kat Kountry 105 app. The boys are slated to host the Rockets on Tuesday at Lincoln.