Swimmers compete well in home meet

Drew Veskauf TimesNewspapers
Metamora swimmer Kate Keller prepares to enter the lane earlier this season.

The Metamora co-op girls swim team hosted Dunlap and Washington Oct. 14 at Eureka College.

The swimmin’ Red Birds were edged out by the Eagles, 145-107, but finished ahead of the Panthers, 107-54.

Metamora was able to claim first in three events, but were forced to second in six.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Noelle Peplowski earned first at 1:56.91. In the 200 individual medley, Morgan Brockhouse swam for first at 2:28.08, just one second faster than Kelsey Alderson in second at 2:29.73.

Kate Keller was a close second in the 50 freestyle at 26.88.

Alderson in the 100 butterfly earned second at 1:10.9 with Kayla Faulk not too far off in fourth at 1:13.44.

Swimming for another first place finish, Peplowski swam the 100 freestyle at 53.96 to finish about 1.5 seconds faster than the Dunlap runner up.

Brockhouse was in second for the 500 freestyle at 5:52.29 with Faith Johnson close behind in third at 6:16.42.

In the 100 backstroke, Megan Kelly was in second at 1:08.16 and Lauren Ries finished fourth at 1:20.53.

Madie Weber and Kayla Hoffman were in third and fourth in the 100 breaststroke after clocking in at the 1:27 mark.

In the relays, Metamora was able to earn second to Dunlap’s first place finishes.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Peplowski, Alderson, Keller and Brockhouse were right behind Dunlap at 1:49.92 to the Eagles’ 1:42.52.

Metamora was ousted again in the 400 freestyle, by about two seconds this time, with a 3:48.33 to Dunlap’s 3:46.39.