2021 MSHSL Girls A Swim & Dive Championships
- November 18-20, 2021
- University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, Minneapolis, MN
- SCY (25 yards)
- Championship Central
The Visitation High School girls came out on top for the eighth straight time and 12th overall at the 2021 MSHSL Class A Swim & Dive Championships, having placed first in every meet dating back to 2013. The meet was not held in 2020 due to the pandemic.
Visitation scored 385 points, winning two events on the way to the championship. Hutchinson High School took second with 254 points.
Junior Anna Farley won the 200 IM for Visitation in 2:04.39, with Hutchinson senior Hailey Farrell (2:04.78) close behind in second.
Also winning for Visitation was junior Ella Passe, who cleared the field by almost six seconds in the 500 free in 4:59.37.
There were also three new Class A state records broken, with two of them coming from Hutchinson senior Grace Hanson.
Hanson first won the 50 free in a time of 22.57, breaking the previous record of 22.79 that she previously held jointly with Lindsey Horejsi. Horejsi set the record in 2015 before Hanson matched it in 2019. Hanson’s time also narrowly missed the all-time Minnesota state record of 22.54 set by Rachel Wittmer in 2015.
Hanson followed up with another Class A record in the 100 free, clocking 49.56 to inch out the previous mark of 49.60 set by Visitation’s Abbie Dolan in 2014.
Hanson finished off her meet by leading off Hutchinson’s winning 400 free relay in 50.12, as the team clocked 3:30.74 to narrowly overtake Visitation (3:30.88).
Kern also won the 100 fly in 54.80, and led off Delano’s winning 200 free relay in a blazing 50 free time of 22.99.
- 200 medley relay – Hutchinson (Brecht, Gehrke, Farrell, Witte), 1:45.86
- 200 free – Carly Bixby, Blake School, 1:50.42
- 1-meter diving – Addie Albrecht, Grand Rapids, 440.25
- 100 breast – Hallie Drossel, Melrose Area, 1:03.64
TOP 5 TEAM SCORES
- Visitation, Mendota Heights, 385.0
- Hutchinson, 254.0
- Delano, 189.0
- Orono, 150.0
- Waconia, 129.0