Liberty North Girls Swim, Consider Diving to Build on State Placement | Girls Swimming And Diving
LIBERTY – Although he lost five swimmers and four divers last season, coach Mark Warner is hopeful his Liberty North swimmers can build on the successes of the previous program this season. Last year, the Eagles were 20-0 in doubles competition, finishing second in the Gold Conference and ninth in State.
How many athletes last season received awards from all states or all conferences?
Warner: “Returners Ainsley Dillon, 1st team, All-State and All-Conference; Avery True, 1st team, All-State and All-Conference; and Emma Huyser, Honorable All-Conference Mention. “
Who are the big contributors to your team this season?
Warner: “Senior Ainsley Dillon and his sophomore Avery True, both were conference champions in four events last year. Ainsley has never finished below fourth in an individual event. She was state champion in her first year in the 50 freestyle. Avery was fifth in the 200 freestyle and third in the 500 freestyle at State last season. Other Return State qualifiers are Emma Huyser, Kaitlyn Steinbeck, Kiersten Glass, and Reese True.
What are the strengths of your team as the current season approaches? Weaknesses?
Warner: “A strong and experienced senior class is our strength. Having to replace many university locations will be our challenge this year; all new divers.
What are your main games to note for the season?
Warner: “The COMO Invite, the Conference Championship, the doubles against (Liberty High School) and (Lee’s Summit West) will be competitive.