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Dodgers close vs. MC

October 10, 2012

The Fort Dodge girls swim team completed their regular season Tuesday night with a Senior Night performance against Mason City.

The Mohawks earned the dual by a score of 136-49.

Four of the five Dodger seniors took part in the action, as Katie Donnelly remained on the sidelines due to injury.

Nicole Cook earned a first in diving for Fort Dodge, scoring 144.45 points, while senior classmate Angie Ellendson was third in the 50 and 100 freestyles.

"We wanted to have a strong night for those senior girls because they have given so much to the program over these past four years," FDSH head coach Rosie Ellendson said. "They've done everything we've asked of them - and more - for these four years."

Katy Bocken and Zoey Miller were the other senior swimmers, as Bocken placed fourth in the 200 I.M. and Miller was sixth in the 50 free.

"Katy put it out there and had one of her best I.M. times ever," Ellendson said. "And Zoey always gives us 110-percent. She's been a great team leader for these four years.

"Katie wasn't able to compete, but she continued to help build the program through other ways. I'm very proud of all these girls."

Elli Russell, Lauren Underwood, Ellendson and Alyssa Nehring turned in a runner-up performance in the 200 medley relay (2:07.79), finishing just behind the Mohawks (2:07.02). Underwood was also a runner-up in the 100 fly (1:19.99).

"Lauren had a very strong night," Ellendson said. "She went out there and really competed against some high-level swimmers."

Ellendson had times of 27.57 (50 free) and 1:00.98 (100 free), as coach Ellendson said, "we are hoping those times can continue to improve and get her in state."

Fort Dodge will return to its own pool next week, hosting the CIML meet on Tuesday with diving and Thursday with swimming.

Mason City was led by University of Iowa-recruit Emma Sougstad, who won the 50 free (24.62) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.82).



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