Depth proved the difference in the Dexter-Chelsea girls swim and dive meet Thursday night as the Dreadnaughts defeated the Bulldogs 121-65.

The Dreadnaughts won seven events to five for Chelsea, but Dexter took two of the top three spots in 11 of 12 events, including sweeps in diving and the 100 back.

Chelsea opened the meet by winning the 200 medley relay with the team of Kauri Fields, Abby Robbins, Olivia Olk, and Olivia Prodin, but Dexter took second and third in the race.

Charlotte Schultz and Elizabeth Merz finished 1st and 3rd in the 200 free, with the Bulldogs Bella Turner coming in 2nd.


Olk and Robbins finished 1-2 in the 200 IM, but Dexter answered with a 1st and 3rd finish by Hailee Waters and Holly Durand in the 50 free.

Charlotte Schultz was in on four wins for Dexter against Chelsea. Picture by Mike Williamson

The Dexter dive team dominated with a sweep by Lily Witte, Vivian Kinnard, and Elysa Grossman.

Olk won her third event of the night for Chelsea by taking the 100 fly and Bella Turner won the 100 free, but the Dreadnaughts finished with 2nd-4th place finishes in both events. Witte (2nd), Theresa Rutz (3rd), and Emma Sortor (3rd) rounded out the top four in the fly, while Waters, Durand, and Merz were 2nd-4th in the 100 free.

Olivia Olk won three events for the Bulldogs. Picture by Mike Williamson

Schultz and Ella Krahn finished 1-2 in the 500 free for Dexter and Sam Durrant, Durand, Waters, and Schultz teamed to win the 200 free relay.

Turner, Nelson, Olk, and Rory Krause teamed to finish 2nd in the 200 free relay for the Bulldogs.

Lauren Witte, Alexis TerBush, and Maddi Matos swept the 100 back for the Dreadnaughts, before Robbins won the 100 breast for Chelsea.

Dexter wrapped up the meet by taking the top to spots in the 400 free. Durand, Schultz, Lauren Witte, and Waters teamed for 1st and Merz, Marea Balcom, Krahn, and Matos took second.


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