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2000-2001 Season

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Head Coach Jeff Sanders began his 10th season as the Head Coach of the Tigers. Coach Sanders has never had a season he did not win the conference title.  The Tigers went after their 16th consecutive championship.

This season, the conference was down to five teams, with Edison and Roosevelt combining to form one team.  This is the second pair, joining the Henry/North combo.

Speaking of the Northside duo, they were the Tigers first conference opponent.  South won their opening match of the season 87-75.

South then demolished the Millers.  Washburn did not seem to be in the meet, losing to the Mighty Tigers 95-60.

The new combo, Edison/Roosevelt fared slightly better than Washburn did, falling to South 91-71.

South again faced Southwest for the conference title.  Southwest though had a blemish on their record, tying the Henry/North squad earlier in the season.  South left no doubts in the minds of the fans, winning 94-71.

South also won the conference triangular meet.  Their opponents have not been reported.

South gained a bit of revenge on Edina in a non-conference meet, winning 51-37.

In non-conference tournaments, the Tigers defended their title in the Austin Invitational, taking home first place again.  They finished sixth in the Eau Claire Relays and fourth in the South Invitational.

In the Conference meet, for the second straight season, South won all 12 events, taking home their 16th consecutive Conference Meet title.  Three swimmers won two events.  Senior Thea Fleming won the 200 Yard Freestyle (2:05.81) and the grueling 500 Yard Freestyle (5:36.45).  Aurora Belk won the 100 Yard Breaststroke (1:08.66) for the second consecutive year and took home the title in the 200 Yard Individual Medley (2:14.89).  Katy Vandam also defended her title in the 100 Yard Backstroke (1:03.17) and won the 50 Yard Freestyle (25.74).

Senior Katie Balcom also retained her Diving title, amassing 285.85 points.  Jonna Gane won the 100 Yard Freestyle (57.37) and Katie Morris took home the gold in the 200 Yard Individual Medley (2:23.45)

The Tigers also won all three relays.  The 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, with a time of 1:41.01, was won by Belk, Vandam, Kindsey Moen and Gane.  The 200 Yard Medley Relay was won in a time of 1:56.76 by Vandam, Belk, Morris and Moen.  The 400 Yard Freestyle Relay was won by Vandam, Morris, Fleming and Gane in 3:57.67.

In the Twin City meet, South beat Cretin-Derham Hall by 10, 97.5-87.5.