The Montevideo swimming and diving team matched their victory total of last season by downing Minnewaska/Morris in the first dual meet of the season at the University of Minne­sota, Morris, last Thursday.

The Montevideo swimming and diving team matched their victory total of last season by downing Minnewaska/Morris in the first dual meet of the season at the University of Minne­sota, Morris, last Thursday.

The Thunder Hawks led from start to finish in scoring a 116-69 win against the team they had beaten last season.

Racquel Winters had a big night for the Thunder Hawks. Winters had a hand in four first-place finishes, winning the 200 and 100 freestyle races and leading off the first-place 200 and 400 freestyle relays.

Montevideo won all but two of the 12 events. Baylee Pauling won the 50 freestyle; Allyssa Parker, diving; Kelsey Quigley, 500 free­style; Mae Dessureault, 100 backstroke; and Lexi Quig­ley, 100 breaststroke.

Joining Racquel Winters on the 200 free relay were Stina Ostlie, Marisa Winters and Abby Grussing. Dessur­eault, Kelsey Quigley and Pauling finished the 400 free relay that Racquel Winters led off.

Getting the meet off to a good start by winning the 200 medley relay were Meghan Mortenson, Ostlie, Kelsey Quigley and Pauling.

"It was a perfect way to start the (dual meet) season," said coach Nick Patton. "It will give us confidence to go into meets swimming hard, knowing we can win."

The T-Hawks will open the home season with a dual meet against Holdingford today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. Montevideo will host traditional rival Melrose on Tuesday.

Montevideo 116,
Minnewaska/Morris 69
Montevideo point scorers
200 medley relay: (1) Monte — Meghan Mortenson, Stina Ostlie, Kelsey Quigley, Baylee Pauling — 2:08.05; (3) Monte — Mae Dessureault, Lexi Quigley, Katia Osman, Abby Grussing — 2:19.17.
200 freestyle: (1) Racquel Winters, 2:25.76; (4) Morgan Toft, 2:42.25.
200 individual medley: (2) Ostlie, 2:45.2; (3) Dessureault, 2:51.04; (5) Osman, 3:03.30.
50 freestyle: (1) Pauling, 27.33; (3) Grussing, 29.00; (4) Marisa Winters 30.99.
Diving: (1) Allyssa Parker, 167.45; (3) Demi Milbrandt, 100.00; (4) Kennedy Olson, 87.10.
100 butterfly: (2) K. Quigley, 1:06.65; (3) Pauling, 1:16.64.
100 freestyle: (1) R. Winters, 1:03.79; (3) Grussing, 1:05.46; (4) L. Quigley, 1:08.22.
500 freestyle: (1) K. Quig­ley, 6:31.33; (2) M. Win­ters, 6:59.16; (5) Toft, 8:13.00.
200 freestyle relay: (1) Monte — R. Winters, Ostlie, M. Winters, Grussing — 1:57.49; (3) Monte — Andrea Agrotis, Osman, Nikki Feld­hake, Mort­enson — 2:06.49.
100 backstroke: (1) Dessur­eault, 1:16.78; (2) Mortenson, 1:18.75.
100 breaststroke: (1) L. Quig­ley, 1:23.23; (3) Ostlie, 1:24.30.
400 freestyle relay: (1) Monte — R. Winters, Dessur­eault, K. Quigley, Pauling — 4:17.88; (3) Monte — M. Winters, Feldhake, Mortenson, Toft — 4:47.64.