The Fort Dodge girls swim team hosted the CIML Conference meet Thursday night.
The Dodgers finished 10th with 49 points. Two-time defending state champion Ames (362.5) and West Des Moines Dowling (325.5) were first and second.
Leading the way for Fort Dodge with a ninth-place effort was the 200 medley relay quartet of Elli Russell, Shay Saathoff, Angie Ellendson and Alyssa Nehring, which clocked a 2:06.97. The Dodgers also received 10th-place showings from their 200 freestyle relay (Nehring, Ellendson, Zoey Miller and Russell, 1:55.40) and the 400 freestyle relay (Katy Bocken, Nehring, Miller and Jennifer Bentz, 4:36.42).
"Angie was 14th in the 100 butterfly with a personal best of 1:08," said FDSH head coach Rosie Ellendson. "All of our girls except for two actually had personal bests (last night). I was really proud of our effort, and I'm looking forward to next week as we continue to taper for regionals. I'd also like to thank my assistant coaches Shawn Russell and Christine Gruber for all their help this year."
Mason City's Emma Sougstad (200 individual medley, 2:08.39 and 100 breaststroke, 1:04.70) and West Des Moines Dowling's McKenna Lynch (100 freestyle, 52.98 and 200 freestyle, 1:54.32) were each double individual champions. Taylor Flummerfelt also took part in three (50 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay) of the five event victories for the Little Cyclones.
Next action for Fort Dodge is Oct. 27 when they host a regional meet. Start time is set for noon.