Dodger girls swim team falls short

MASON CITY – The Fort Dodge girls swim team was doubled up by Mason City in a conference dual meet Tuesday night, 68-34.

Earning gold for the Dodgers were the 200 medley relay (Elli Russell, Shay Saathoff, Lauren Underwood and Lehr Thorson, 2:11.48) and the 200 freestyle relay (Gretta Leigh, Russell, Thorson and Underwood, 1:56.92).

Placing second for FDSH were Underwood (200 individual medley, 2:49.29 and), Alyssa Nehring (100 backstroke, 1:16:17), the 200 freestyle relay (Amanda Schaffer, Saathoff, Allie Boswell and Ashley Graham, 2:07.70) and the 400 freestyle relay (Nehring, Leigh, Graham and Jennifer Bentz, 4:30.93).

“We had a nice showing by the girls (last night),” said Dodger head coach Rosie Ellendson. “I thought they really fought hard throughout the whole meet.”

Fort Dodge returns to action Tuesday at the CIC Invitational at Southeast Polk. Start time is set for 5 p.m.