The Mankato West girls swimming and diving team had a good feeling when they went to state that they would have a chance to find success.
The Scarlets advanced to six championship heats today at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, putting the team in running for one of the top spots as well.
A good start for the West too as sophomore Chantal Nack took the 200 freestyle title after entering the finals in 4th place...older sister Danielle was looking for the Scarlets 2nd title of the day in the 50 free and that is what she would do breaking the Class-A record she set last year in 22.82 seconds.
After the diving, the junior would look to win her 2nd straight state title in the 100 Butterfly...this time Nack doesn't just break her Class-A record, but she sets the new state record in 52.41 seconds and watch the reaction when she knows what she just did...when Danielle hit the medal stand the crowd gave her a standing ovation...pretty neat moment.
Back to the younger Nack as Chantal was looking for her 2nd individual title in the 500 freestyle, and she gives Chisago Lakes' Thomesin Lee all she wants as Lee takes the title 4-tenths of a second ahead of Nack.
The 200 freestyle relay would see Mankato West enter with the top time from the prelims and former Prep Athlete of the Week Nicole Lohman starting the Scarlets off, but Danielle Nack couldn't quite bring West back as they fall to Northfield by 4-tenths of a second again.
The Scarlets were looking for redemption in the 400 relay with Lohman starting the team again.
This time the elder Nack would pull away down the stretch to give the team that came into the finals 4th, the unbelievable title in 3 minutes 32.63 seconds.
Mankato West took 4th in the team standings behind Northfield with 163 ½ points...overall a great day for the Scarlets.