In addition to Qualls, Karr was impressed with how freshman Natalie Myers performed on the night.
“Natalie had a really good, solid meet today,” Karr said. “I’m pretty sure she went a lifetime best in the 100 back and had a good butterfly as well, but Katie out-touched her at the end.”
Avon now turns its focus on preparing for the county meet on Dec. 21. Though Karr stressed the team should be tired from all the work they’ve been doing, he said it’s always an exciting meet for everyone, and hopes to use it as a springboard.
“We’re gonna go hard and get at it and hopefully swim fast at county with some emotion,” Karr said. “We go through Christmas break and then hopefully finish with a conference championship.”
Even though the performance wasn’t exactly what Karr had hoped for, he was happy to see the team step up and rally around the “Pink Out.”
“I haven’t heard the (fundraising) outcome and it’s always nice to do some good for the community and for a good cause,” Karr said. “It’s fun to be a part of that. I’m anxious to see how we came out.”
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