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MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa | Hope Cvrk has a fine future in store for herself in the sport of swimming.

A freshman, Cvrk scored points in two events for Sioux City Metro during Saturday’s state girls swimming meet held at the Marshalltown YMCA/YWCA.

Cvrk finished 12th in the 100 butterfly (59.07), then added a 13th-place 24.80 in the 50 freestyle. She accounted for all nine points Metro tallied while finishing 26th in the final team standings.

Cvrk fell short of the season-best times she recorded the previous Saturday at the regional meet held at Ankeny. There, she was clocked in a school-record 24.41 in the 50 free and added a season-best 58.79 in the 100 butterfly.

Cvrk also anchored Metro’s two relays. She was preceded in the 19th-place 200 freestyle relay (1:43.35) by Avery Koopmans, Lily Wright and Caroline Oberg.

It was the first state appearance for each of the five Metro swimmers, though Oberg was a state meet alternate in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays in 2014.

Meanwhile, Koopmans combined with Madison Slaughter, Oberg and Cvrk to finish 22nd in the 400 freestyle relay (3:47.11).

Spencer scored a 30th-place four points, all coming from the 15th-place 200 freestyle relay of Emma VerSteeg, Maddie DeWitt, Karli Olsen and Madison Sieperda (1:41.44).

VerSteeg, DeWitt, Olsen and Sieperda combined for a 19th-place 3:43.32 in the 400 freestyle relay. VerSteeg then led off the 19th-place 200 medley relay (1:53.68), which also included DeWitt, NancyLynn Maris and Sieperda.

Sieperda, a four-year state veteran, took 22nd in the 50 freestyle (25.53). Three-year state swimmer VerSteeg finished 18th in the 100 backstroke (1:00.36).

Storm Lake’s Grace Meier was 21st in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.65).

Ames outscored Dowling Catholic 384-271 1/2 while winning the state title.


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