Waukon High School junior Katarina Kovarik helps Decorah girls swimming team qualify two events for State Meet

Waukon High School junior Katarina Kovarik helped the Decorah High School girls swimming team qualify two of the team’s 10 events that earned berths for this year’s State Swimming and Diving Meet. The Lady Vikings competed in their Regional Swimming and Diving Meet in Dubuque Saturday, November 6, placing third as a team, with 10 different events achieving State Meet qualification.

Kovarik is part of two Decorah relays that earned a trip to the season grand finale, and she also competed in a pair of individual events at the regional event. Kovarik swam the second leg of the Vikings’ fourth-place 200 Yard Freestyle Relay that timed in at 1:43.20 to earn qualification in that event, and she also anchored Decorah’s 400 Yard Freestyle Relay that placed sixth in a State Qualifying clocking of 3:46.49.

The 2021 State Swimming and Diving Meet will take place this weekend at the Marshalltown Community YMCA. Preliminary competition will take place Friday, November 12 at 6 p.m. with State Swimming Finals beginning at 12 noon Saturday, November 13.

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