2015 IGHSAU Girls State Swimming & Diving | 100 Butterfly/100 Back/100 Breast

Nov 13, 2015 | 3 min

Sometimes second can be a big motivator. Samantha Hedrick was runner-up in the 100 Butterfly in 2014. This year, the senior swimmer for the combined program of Newton, Colfax-Mingo and Pella bested the field with a time of 55.01, proving small schools can win in the combined arena. Hedrick will swim at the University of Nebraska next season. Grace Snyder of Ames recorded a time of 56.56 for second and Meghan Hackett of Cedar Falls was third with a time of 56.89.  
Two records were set in the 2015 IGHSAU State Swimming and Diving championships and Sophie Sorenson of Ames was involved in both of them. The sophomore broke a record in the 100 Backstroke with a time of 54.61 and later as part of the 400 Freestyle Relay. Sorenson’s Ames teammate Jazlyn Horras was second with a time of 56.82 and Waukee freshman Emily Baeth of Waukee was third at 57.88. The top 8 finishers in this event are all underclassman. 

Lexi Horner was another double winner at the 2015 meet. Her 1:05.04 was good enough for gold in the 100 Breaststroke. The Johnston junior held off a charge from Raechel Hannam of Marshalltown to win the event. Hannam’s time was 1:05.65 while Christy Bishop of Pleasant Valley was third by .06 with a time of 1:05.71.