Athletics and Activities Update November 13th

Girls’ Swimming and Diving

Head Coach Jen Daiker

The Girls’ Swim and Dive Team have had a busy week with sectionals held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday! Thursday night the girls had their section preliminaries to qualify for finals on Saturday. While the team as a whole did fantastic, Justine Meyer ’20, Sophie Hwang ’22, Ari Denning’18, Cambel Shepherd ’23, and Mariah Bruner ’18 had some great swims and dives.

On Thursday Justine Meyer had her best swims ever in every event, swimming 25.97 as anchor in the 200-medley relay swimming freestyle, 26.12 in the 50-free earning 6th place and will swim in the Championship heat, 58.01 in the 100 free for 9th place and will swim in the Consolation heat, 57.9 as lead off in the 400-free relay.

Ari Denning had her best swim of her career swimming a 1:12.07 in the 100-fly taking 23rd out of 30.

Sophie Hwang took 16th place in the 200 Individual Medley with her best time of 2:39.61 and a chance to swim in the Consolation heat.

Cambel Shepherd earned her best times in the 200 free with 2:16.91 with 16th place and a chance to swim in the Consolation heat, and 5:57.47 in the 500 free, taking 14th place and a chance to swim in the consolation heat.

Mariah Bruner swam a great 100 Breast stroke with a time of 1:35.21, one of her best times this season and will be competing in diving preliminaries tonight. Mariah also had some great dives on Friday.


Girls’ Soccer

Coaches Eric Yanke

Saint John’s Prep is proud to congratulate the girls’ soccer players who were named to the All-Conference team. Congratulations to Sonja Johnson ’18 and Lizzy Kolb ’19 for this honor.  Players who received All-Conference honorable mention honors are Reid Nydeen ’19 and Jordyn Tomaszewski  ’18.

The team voted and named Jaden Perry ’23 as the JV Most Valuable Player and Jordyn Tomaszewski ’18 as the most improved from the beginning of the season. The team voted for  Sonja Johnson ’18 and Reid Nydeen ’19 as the most valuable defensive and attacking players respectively.


Math Team

Coaches Mary Reuter

The SJP math team competed at St. Cloud Tech High School in the first meet of the season last week. There were 38 Saint John’s Prep students who competed individually at the meet.

The Varsity team placed first of the 8 schools at the meet, outscoring Sartell the 2nd place team by 25 points!

The Junior Varsity teams did very well on their team tests. The JV students take the same tests as the Varsity students. Our JV teams scored as many points as 5 of the 7 Varsity teams from the other schools.

There is a lot of depth on the SJP team this year and many students will be given a chance to compete on the varsity team.


Middle School Knowledge Bowl

Coaches Charles Miller, Dan Stark and Jen Daiker

Congratulations to the Middle School Knowledge bowl team on another fantastic week. On Monday, the team traveled to St. Cloud North Middle School, where we competed with 48 teams. Unfortunately, we only received placements for the top 6 in each division. The good news is that this included 5 of our 7 teams.

In 6th grade, the top teams finished in 2nd and 4th, and in 7/8th grades, the top teams finished in 1st, 3rd, and 5th. It was our best showing thus far!

On Thursday, we had a strong practice as we get ready for the big week ahead, with Sartell Middle School on Monday and Big Lake on Thursday.