Kaitlyn Goodell, Lizzie Moore, Natalie Tecklenburg ready for their part in the 200 freestyle relay

The Vinton-Shellsburg-Union girls swim team took 1st place in a 6-team invitational last night in Williamsburg, winning 8 of 11 events and placing second in two others.

Other teams were Tipton, Linn-Mar, Grinnell, Oskaloosa and Williamsburg.

“The girls are right on top of their best times, most are starting to drop time, and we’re still building to the peak of the season – we’re right where we want to be positioned to hit Conferences and Districts in prime condition,” says Hesson. “With each meet, their confidence grows – mentally, they’re getting tougher. The team is getting closer and stronger each week too. They encourage and support each other a lot.”