Emily Krogmeier flies through the water in the state finals of the 100-yard freestyle Saturday, Feb. 11. She placed 11th in the event and achieved a personal best time.
Krogmeier is 11th in 100 free
Establishing a 3A classification for swimming was intended to create a high quality meet, opening opportunities for swimmers from all over the state — and that is exactly what it accomplished Friday-Saturday, Feb. 10-11, in the very first CHSAA 3A state swim competition. Holyoke’s own swimmers were among the best of the best, with Emily Krogmeier claiming 11th place in the 100-yard freestyle.
Coaches Adria Colver and Aly Brinkema emphasized that having smaller schools participating certainly didn’t mean watered-down competition. “There was just fantastic talent,” said Colver. “Some of the best we’ve seen, and from areas not even noticed before.”
Krogmeier placed 14th in the preliminaries Friday before achieving her personal best time, :57.79, Saturday in the consolation finals for third in her heat and 11th place overall.
“Emily is fun to watch,” said Colver. “She is just relentless at the end. Right when you think you know how a race is going to turn out, she hits an extra gas tank.”
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