McCluer North took first place in three of the last four races in Tuesday’s swim meet to escape with a win against Washington Tuesday.
The Lady Jays were defeated in the road dual, 89-81.
“Once again, we came within eight points of a team that was ahead of us last year by quite a bit,” Head Coach Lane Page said. “The girls keep improving.”
Washington picked up five first-place finishes at the meet.
The relay team of McKenzie Dohm, Aubrie Moreland, Hannah Struckhoff and Maddy Tchiblakian finished first in both the 200 medley relay (2:11.21) and the 400 freestyle relay (4:22.07).
Dohm also finished first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 28.19 and Struckhoff first in the 100 freestyle at 1:04.19.
Darby Eime placed first in the 100 butterfly, touching the wall at 1:14.47.
Second place went to Washington in four races.
Elizabeth Sander, Kylee Perriman, (Hannah or Molly) Struckhoff and Eime finished second in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 2:12.69.
Moreland was second in the 200 individual medley at 2:38.89. She also swam fourth in the 100 butterfly.
Dohm placed second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:16.52.
Jenna Loepker took second in the 500 freestyle at 7:22.64.
A second 400 freestyle relay team of Loepker, Sander, Mikala Brune and Molly Struckhoff placed third in the event. The Lady Jays’ third team in the event (Bailey Bair, Eime, Zoe Sykes and Holly Hoerstkamp) placed fifth.
The second Washington relay squad in the 200 freestyle relay (Loepker, Sykes, Brune and Hoerstkamp) swam fourth in the event.
Tchiblakian also recorded a third-place finish in the 50 freestyle and swam fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Brune placed third in the 500 freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle.
Sykes was third in the 100 breaststroke.
Sander placed fourth in the 200 individual medley.
Diederich recorded a pair of fourth-place finishes, in the 50 freestyle and the 500 freestyle.
Molly Struckhoff was fourth in the 100 backstroke.
Kluba swam fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 100 butterfly.
Hoerstkamp was fifth in the 200 freestyle.
Sixth-place finishes included: Loepker (200 individual medley), Bair (100 backstroke) and Perriman (100 breaststroke).