"They have a few pretty talented swimmers," Mishler said about the Trojans, "so that will be good chance to compete in some races. It's a pretty good rivalry. It's a great way to start out the season."
The Bulldogs other victory came over Des Moines East, as the girls shellacked their CIML Metro Conference rival 106-64 on senior night. The Bulldogs earned wins in 8 of 11 varsity races and Marissa Rupalo compiled a team-best four wins in the meet.
Mishler said her team has taken advantage of the time its had to prepare for its first meet.
"We've had plenty of time to work out the kinks and getting ready for this first week," Mishler said. "We're just trying to continue to get more competitive in our conference."
Ottumwa plays at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfield.
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