Good showing in big meet for MHS swimmers

By Steve Sell
February 01, 2016
Lori VanGoethem

WICHITA — McPherson High’s boys swimming team got a sense of what the state meet will be like later this season.

The Bullpups competed in the 18-school Wichita Northwest Invitational on Saturday, one that will be similar to state. The Bullpups were 11th with 90 1/2 points, while Maize was the winner with 353 1/2.

“That was probably the fastest meet we will attend this year outside of state,” MHS coach Matt Morrow said. “Considering we were up against several 6A schools that were Top 10 in last year’s state meet and Wichita Heights, Rose Hill and Newton were Top 5 in 5A-1A state last year I thought we competed very well.  I was impressed with the way the boys swam this meet. We have been putting in some hard work in the pool these past few weeks combined with early morning dryland training twice a week.”

Eric Gaeddert led the Bullpups with a pair of thirds, coming up with 32 of MHS’ 90 1/2 points. Gavin Soukup contributed 13 points and Dawson VanGoethem was in double figures with 10.

Results:

200 medley relay — 11. MHS (Spencer Steinert, J. VanGoethem, Stone and Gaeddert), 1:54.48. 

200 freestyle — 8. Soukup, 2:01.66. 20. Spencer Steinert, 2:10.09. 33. Kramer, 2:22.89.

200 individual medley — 17. Reiman, 2:29.73. 22. Stone, 2:34.87. 25. Silas Steinert, 2:36.42.

50 freestyle — 3. Gaeddert, 23.34. 13. D. VanGoethem, 24.36. 25. Duran, 25.47. 

100 butterfly — 21. Stone, 1:09.49. 30. LeBlanc, 1:20.52. 32. Simon Steinert, 1:22.2.

100 freestyle — 3. Gaeddert, 51.61. 11. D. VanGoethem, 55.69. 23. J. VanGoethem, 58.74.

500 freestyle — 18. Silas Steinert, 6:32.19. 21. Simon Steinert, 6:43.21.

200 freestyle relay — 12. MHS (Duran, Soukup, Stone and D. VanGoethem, 1:41.76. 

100 backstroke — 14. Reiman, 1:08.24.  23. J. VanGoethem, 1:15.2.

100 breaststroke — 15. Soukup, 1:13.91. 27. Walker, 1:20.77. 32. Kramer, 1:23.25.

400 freestyle relay — 11. MHS (D. VanGoethem, Soukup, J. VanGoethem and Gaeddert), 3:44.94.


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