Cougar freshman Aleia Lueck entered the Section 4A girls swimming meet on Nov. 11, 2022 with a goal of setting a personal record in the 50-yard freestyle. When she touched the wall with a time of 24.99 Lueck had done more than set a new personal best – she qualified for the Minnesota State Meet!
The result brought joy to the entire team as they celebrated the achievement and continued to train with Lueck as she prepared for state. With supporters in the stands at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center, Lueck swam strongly and nearly matched her best by clocking in at 25.11.
The Como 200 freestyle relay team of Lueck, fellow freshman Harriet Miller, plus junior co-captains Sophie Warner and Mia Trifilette-Simons earned a 7th place medal in the Section 4A Finals. Their time was 1.5 seconds off the school record, which they will work to break next season.
The Como cross country boys team concluded their season at the State AA Meet in early November. The Cougars qualified for state by earning their second consecutive Section 4AA Championship, outpacing Totino-Grace, Mahtomedi and eight other opponents.
Senior Charlie Power-Theisen repeated his performance as the section’s individual champion and went on to earn the 6th place medal out of 160 runners in the state meet.
Junior Mason Aarness finished 22nd at state to also earn all-state honors. The varsity team’s depth was rounded out by seniors Liam Schwie and Sig Isaacson, juniors Garret Seppanen and Davy Nelson, and Murray 8th grader Arthur Anderson.
Two volleyball trophies
The Como girls volleyball team rose to the top of the St. Paul City Conference this season and earned a share of the championship along with Central and Highland.
The Cougars earned the No. 2 seed for the Section 4AAA Tournament. They defeated Harding in the quarterfinals and Hill-Murray in the semifinals before falling in four sets at Mahtomedi in the championship match.
With a conference championship trophy, a section runner-up trophy, an overall record of 17-9 and awesome fan support, it was a season to remember.
Fun end to 1st Quarter
The first 10 weeks of the school year and the first quarter grading period concluded on Nov. 11. After final projects and tests were completed, students gathered in the gym to witness a volleyball extravaganza featuring Como students and staff.
The talent on the courts ranged from talented Cougar volleyball players to student athletes from other fall sports to teachers who tried their best! The chance to play, laugh, and relax together after an academic quarter of hard work was a fun way to celebrate as a school community.
The Unusual Suspects
The fall play at Como was held on Friday, Dec. 2 in the school auditorium. A production of “The Unusual Suspects” featuring a hard-working cast and crew entertained the audience. The comedy caper centered around four high school students and a vilified principal.
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