Hannah Franzen rolled into the wall after the 50 free in 27.67 seconds to earn sixth place for the Lady Vikes at Cedar Falls. (Photo by Becky Walz)
Hannah Franzen rolled into the wall after the 50 free in 27.67 seconds to earn sixth place for the Lady Vikes at Cedar Falls. (Photo by Becky Walz)

The Decorah girls’ swim and dive team split a triangular in Cedar Falls Tuesday night, defeating Wahlert Catholic, 109-76, and falling short to host Cedar Falls, 112-74.

“The girls did an outstanding job in the pool. They raced as a team and came to compete. They finished every race with grit and came from behind with a huge victory over Dubuque Wahlert. I couldn’t be prouder of how our team raced and came together as a united team,” said Coach Allie Bachelder.

The Vikings secured two gold medals during the night with five runner-up finishes.

On the boards it was Brinley Krivachek outscoring her competition with 217.60 points in the diving competition for gold. Margaret Rhodes was also a champion in the 500 free in 5:36.82.

Emily Voyna was a three-time silver medalist with an individual runner-up finish in the 100 fly in 1:03.57. She also was a member of the 200 free and 400 free relays. Voyna combined with Hannah Franzen, Maeley Nefzger and Paige Werner for a time of 1:46.79 in the 200 free. Joining Voyna in the 400 free were Julia Alberts, Katerina Kovarik and Werner in 3:53.18. Kovarik also was the individual silver medalist in the 200 free, touching the wall in 2:05.46. Werner rounded out the second-place finishes in the 50 free, racing to the wall in 26.62 seconds.

Decorah has a long break before seeing competition again Saturday, Sept. 26, at Cedar Rapids Kennedy for an invitational at 9 a.m.