Mankato West's athletic department has an impressive fall season with the football and boys soccer team both reaching state.
The Scarlets last chance to claim a title fell with their girls swimmers, and they had a good chance with participants in six events of today's Class-A championships.
Even with the inclement weather, the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center still had a packed house.
The 200 freestyle was the first chance with freshman Chantal Nack swimming in lane eight, but Sartell Saint Stephen's Marissa Wood takes first breaking her own Class-A record in 1 minute 48.86 seconds...Nack takes 6th in 1:57.1.
Chantal's older sister Danielle had her chance next in the 50 freestyle, along with Saint Peter senior Kaitlin Kamm.
Kamm would take 4th in 24.03 seconds, but the sophomore Nack reaches the wall first in 22.93 seconds, and watch her reaction.
That is not only a state championship for Mankato West, but it's the school's first girls swimming title ever and a new state record.
After diving, the elder Nack was back in the pool looking for a 100 Butterfly title.
Nack was the favorite entering the race, and she doesn't disappoint, setting another state record in 53.97 seconds.
The 500 freestyle saw the younger Nack take on one of the best in Wood from Sartell Saint Stephen's and Wood not only breaks her old record, but sets the state girls record for both classes in 4 minutes 49.68 seconds...Nack would take 5th in 5:12.06.
Quick turnaround for the freshman as she swims with her sister, Nicole Lohman, and Madison Bacon in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay, and the Scarlets take third in 1 minute 38.38 seconds...all-in-all a good day for local swimmers.
The Scarlets end up with 8th place in the team point standings.
Saint Peter was 13th out of 41 teams participating.
Sartell Saint Stephen takes first with 238 points.