Photo gallery: girls’ swim and dive Kirkwood invite

Megan Tate Van Buren, photographer

Kirkwood girls’ swim and dive places second overall against Lafayette, Marquette, Parkway South, Villa Duchesne and Francis Howell in the second annual Kirkwood Invite on Friday Jan. 18. 2019.

“[The Kirkwood Invite] lets me spend quality time with everyone on my team as well as the other teams,” said Poppy Rost, senior. “It’s a great experience to get out and have a some good competition.”

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  • The Kirkwood team gathers to cheer before the meet begins.

  • Julie Obertop, sophomore, swims in the 200 freestyle event.

  • Bella Borbonus, senior, makes her state cut for the 50 free.

  • Ella Pearl, sophomore, beats the school record for the 100 butterfly.

  • Julie Obertop, sophomore, counts for Sarah Hickenbotham, sophomore, as she swims the 500 freestyle.

  • Anna Smith, junior, swims in the second heat of the 500 freestyle.

  • Victoria Coombes, senior, puts on goggles before racing in the 200 free relay.

  • Aliya Swearngin, sophomore, prepares for her dive into the 400 free relay.

  • Aliya Swearngin, sophomore, is awarded a medal after placing second in the 400 free relay.

  • Elizabeth Greene, freshman, Aliya Swearngin, sophomore, Victoria Coombes, senior, and Ella Pearl, sophomore, stand on the podium after placing second in the 400 free relay.

  • Emma Thurman, junior, prepares on the block before swimming in the 100 backstroke.

  • Jane Upmeyer, freshman, turns on the wall during her 100 breaststroke.

  • Mia Chitwood, junior, swims in the 100 breaststroke.

  • Julie Obertop, sophomore, places third in the 100 breaststroke.

  • After the meet the teams gather for a dance off.

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