The Wayzata High School synchronized swim team won its seventh consecutive state championship on May 24 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The team placed first in 10 of the 15 events and scored 143 points. The team took 22 routines to the state meet this year. This is the first team in Wayzata High School’s history to win seven consecutive state championship titles.
In addition to the team victory, several individual awards were earned by WHS swimmers including:
Avery Pierce – second place in solo short
Leah Novik and Brittney Torguson –second place in duet short
Haley Ruegemer – first place in solo long
Lydia Boike and Grace Spencer –second place in duet long
Amanda Urke – first place in solo extended
Hannah Ogren – second place in solo extended
Haley Ruegemer and Amanda Urke – first place in duet extended
Colleen Donlin and Hannah Ogren – third place in duet extended
Lydia Boike, Mara Halvorson and Gillian Mangan – first place in trio long
Haley Ruegemer – first place in figures long
Colleen Donlin, Lucy Liu and Ruth Schaefer – first place in trio extended
Amanda Urke – first place in figures extended
Haley Ruegemer – second place in figures extended
Colleen Donlin – third place in figures extended
Brooke Alexander, Kylie Crystal, Magdalena Leali, Karin Leland, Leah Novik, Avery Pierce, Caitlin Plate and Brittney Torguson – first place in team short
Madalynn Ebert, Brianna Herbert, Meta Nagel, Elizabeth Pate, Breanna Johnson, Claire Poppendeck, Miranda Roberts and Grace Spencer – first place in team long
Colleen Donlin, Lucy Liu, Hannah Ogren, Katrin Ree, Haley Ruegemer, Ruth Schafer and Amanda Urke – first place in team extended.
Four students were also named All-State athletes and include Amanda Urke, Haley Ruegemer, Colleen Donlin and Hannah Ogren.
Team members of the WHS synchronized swim team include the following: seniors Morgan Foote, Mara Halvorson, Gillian Mangan, Paige Muncy and Ruth Schaefer; juniors Lydia Boike, Kaitlyn Haller, Breanna Johnson, Trisha Morrison and Emily Turnquist; sophomores Rachel Gessner, Meta Nagel, Sonia Neculescu, Leah Novik, Elizabeth Pate, Caitlin Plate, Claire Poppendeck, Katrin Ree, Haley Ruegemer, Katie Stover, Amanda Urke and Elliet Yngve; freshmen Sydney Arseth, Kylie Crystal, Colleen Donlin, Madalynn Ebert, Brianna Herbert, Karin Leland, Lucy Liu, Hannah Ogren, Avery Pierce, Miranda Roberts and Marisa Skajewski; eighth grade students Magdalena Leali, Daria Snidarich, Grace Spencer and Brittney Torguson; and seventh grade students Brooke Alexander and Jenna Hahn.