Ottumwa Competes In Girls’ State Swimming Meet

The Girls State Swimming and Diving Meet took place last Friday and Saturday at the Marshalltown YMCA. Fairfield Junior, Willow Larsen, who swims for Ottumwa, as Fairfield and Ottumwa have a co-op agreement, competed in four events at the state meet.

Willow did not qualify for the finals in the 200 yard individual medley, finishing 24th overall. Larsen did qualify for the final in the 100 yard backstroke. She finished 11th in the final with a time of 1:00.06.

In the relay events, the Ottumwa girls team of Mac Payne, Finley Johnson, Willow Larsen and Ava Johnson finished 24th in the 200 yard freestyle relay and 28th in the 400 yard freestyle relay.