The Little Cyclones’ girls swim and dive team’s sixth state swimming championship in seven years came together Nov. 4 and 5 when the team won four events and broke state records at the YMCA in Marshalltown.
Ames was favored to win its second title in a row and sixth since 2010, despite being forced to train in an alternate facility for a period of time when its pool was out of commission requiring repairs.
Coach Dan Flannery told the Ames Tribune the team could have lost its edge, but is too solid as a unit to make excuses.
“We just took advantage of our opportunities and scored more points than anybody else,” he said.
The team became just the seventh team ever to score more than 350 points in a state meet, shattering an old record in the medley relay and setting another record in the 400 freestyle relay.