MORRIS — Records are made to be broken.
So far this season, the Morris girls swim team has been made to break records.
The Lady Redskins broke the previous school record for the 200-meter freestyle relay Thursday in a 140-25 win over Joliet Township, and lowered their own school mark in the 200 medley relay.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Kylie Kamradt, Lucy Londergon, Jordan LaMont and Madi Kohlmeyer finished with a time of 1:57.61, breaking the previous school record of 2:00.36 set in 1998. Earlier, the same foursome combined to finish in 2:13.87 in the 200 medley, breaking their own mark of 2:14.19.
"That's going to be a common theme for this team this year," Morris coach Andrew Porth said. "Breaking records."
Morris has a full lineup and then some, with competition for the top spots in nearly event. That is something that Porth is happy to see.
"When there is competition for spots, it makes the girls push each other harder at practice," he said. "It makes everyone better, and that makes the team better."
Morris began the meet with the record-setting win the 200 medley relay, with the team of Kaylee Hibler, Grace Alford, Ellie Frobish and Miranda Raddatz taking third in 2:36.55. Jordan then won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:29.69. Teammate Emma Mote finished third with a time of 2:33.84 and Taylin Lemke was fourth in 2:53.55.
In the 200 individual medley, Londergon led a Morris sweep, taking first in 2:34.87. Ryanne Gorman finished second in 2:54.77 and Frobish was third in 3:09.95. Kohlmeyer then took first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 29.18, while Eryn Renison was third in 34.63 and Elisa Spatafore fourth in 35.73. Morris also swept the diving competition, as Ava Adams won with 206.10 points, followed by Maddy Knapp (173.50) and Meghan Carr (130.20).
Morris swept the 100 butterfly, with Kohlmeyer, Mote and Frobish finishing 1-2-3. Kamradt took first in the 100 freestyle with a time of 1:05.33, while Raddatz was third in 1:11.63. Jordan won the 400 freestyle in 5:06.41, wtih Lemke taking second in 5:21.85.
After Morris broke the record in the 200 freestyle relay,Kamradt wpn the 100 backstroke in 1:14.75, leading another Morris sweep as Hibler was second in 1:25.93 and Renison took third in 1:45.33. Londergon won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:22.73, with Grace Alford taking second in 1:33.00 and Spatafore placing fourth in 1:50.84. In the 400 freestyle relay, Gorman, Alford, Raddatz and Mote took first with a time of 4:33.89 and Lemke, Frobish, Renison and Spatafore took second in 5:01.61.
"We have a lot of talent on this team," Porth said. "That has allowed us to do some things we haven't done before. We are mixing things up and are close to having our big-meet lineup set."