Last night, Oct. 5, the 200 Freestyle Relay team of (from top left) Kayla Sayovitz, Riley Engle, Jenna Rachey and Kali Sayovitz broke a Sauk Centre pool record from 2016 with a time of 1:44.14.
Last night, Oct. 5, the 200 Freestyle Relay team of (from top left) Kayla Sayovitz, Riley Engle, Jenna Rachey and Kali Sayovitz broke a Sauk Centre pool record from 2016 with a time of 1:44.14.

**Editor’s Note: The portion of this swimming story from Tuesday evening was not published in the Oct. 5 Sauk Centre Herald, but will be published in its entirety in the Oct. 12 issue. Congratulations to the entire Mainstreeters swimming team on their many accomplishments!

It was an exciting night for the Streeters as they defeated the Little Falls Flyers last night 113-73 in their home pool.

The meet started off with a record-breaking swim by the 200 medley relay team of Naomi Gregory, Kayla Sayovitz, Kali Sayovitz and Riley Engle – by over two seconds clocking a 1:55.81.

The record had been held since 2012 by Melrose swimmers – Kulzer, Rasmussen, Sawyer and Warzecha with a time of 1:57.82.

“In the swimming world that is an eternity,” Coach James Schreiner said. “I have to be honest, I didn’t see that one coming. I thought the relay could break the record, but to break it by two seconds? That exceeded my expectations. They really put it all together on that swim.”

After that, the relay team of Riley Engle, Jenna Rachey, Kayla Sayovitz and Kali Sayovitz broke the 200 freestyle relay pool record with a time of 1:44.14.

The record was last broke in 2016 by Sauk Centre swimmers Alyssa Kohorst, Engle, Rachey and Kali Sayovitz with a time of 1:44.37.

“It was great to see that record come down,” Schreiner said.

Coming up on Tuesday, Oct. 10, the swim team will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Night at their home meet vs. Montevideo at 6 p.m.

Swim team veers past Spartans

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Sauk Centre girls’ swim team defeated the Rocori Spartans at Rocori High School, 114-68.

Kali Sayovitz broke yet another pool record in the 100 butterfly, swimming a time of 58.99.

“She continues to impress. I run out of things to say about her performances. She works hard and is a great role model for the team,” Schreiner said. “Her success and hard work come hand in hand.”

In the 200 and 500 freestyles, the Streeters finished 1-2-3.

Kali Sayovitz took first in the 200 with a time of 1:57.37 followed by teammate, Jenna Kill, in second place with a 2:10.70 and Miah Schirmers in third (2:15.93).

Then in the 500 freestyle, Kill took first place with a time of 5:49.71, Schirmers took second, clocking a 5:54.50 and Kali Uphus in third with a 5:56.23.

“I was particularly impressed with the 500 freestyle. I don’t know for sure, but I think this is the first time I’ve ever coached three girls under 6:00 in the 500,” Schreiner said. “To do it at this point in the season, unrested is amazing. Jenna, Miah and Kali have been swimming so strong. It’s great to see Kali go under 6:00 and join those two.”

Riley Engle took first place in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.31 and also took first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 58.07.

“Riley has improved a lot this season and one of the most important things is that she is becoming more and more consistent,” Schreiner said. “Jenna Rachey is also sprinting well and is now consistently under a minute in the 100 freestyle and 27.00 in the 50 free for the first time this season.”

Naomi Gregory took first place in the 100 backstroke event, clocking a 1:04.07.

“Naomi had a great swim tonight, going under 1:05 for the first time this season and nearly going under 1:04,” Schreiner said. “She is starting to do some of the little things right and it is showing.”

Hanna Gamradt took second place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:06.68.

“Hanna also swam well in the 100 backstroke,” Schreiner said. “This is her season best time in this event.”