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MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge women’s swim team jumped back into the pool just days after a second-place finish at their home Gary Winkler Invitational.

Mason City won the duel with the Dodgers, who walked away with four individual titles and two relay first places.

Hailey Vogel won the 50 freestyle (25.52) and 100 freestyle (55.93) and was the kingpin of the winning 200 freestyle (1:47.35) and 400 freestyle (3:55, 70).

Eileen Fierke started both stints and also won the 200 freestyle (2:02.96), while Julia Eastman swam the return leg and won the 100 butterfly (1:04.21).

Gracie Harvey was the third swimmer in the 200m freestyle relay and Raegan Wooldridge was third in the 400m freestyle relay.

“We swam hard for the most part,” FDSH head coach Ashley Beaumont said. “Hailey looks amazing in the 50 and 100 freestyles which really sets her up to have picks for regionals. Eileen crushed the 200 freestyle into an easy win for her and Julia is fixing her arrival at the stolen and it pays off.

“We haven’t swum the 400 freestyle relay with a stacked group in a while and this relay looks just as strong as the other two. We are definitely going to have options to enter the state.

Fierke also earned a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke.

For junior college FDSH, GwendaLynn Winkler won the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle, Emily Dawson the 100 butterfly and Rachel Moody the 100 breaststroke.

“We asked the JV girls to swim new events that pushed them,” said Beaumont. “I’m definitely proud of my daughters who stood up and stepped out of their comfort zone.”

Fort Dodge continues its busy week with a duel at Perry on Thursday.

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