Short-handed MHS girl swimmers still have good day

By Steve Sell
May 07, 2016

EL DORADO — McPherson High took only half its girls swimming team to El Dorado today, but still drew the high praise of coach Abby Bradstreet.

MHS was limited because of scholastic commitments for some of the team members. The Bullpups, for the first time this year, did not finish in the first division of the team standings, taking ninth out of 13.

“Today was a different kind of day for our team,” Bradstreet said.  “The girls were able to focus on their individual races and eight out of the 11 dropped time (Hannah Stecklein, Macy Hubbard, Haylee Herman, Maggie Leaf, Kali Casebeer, Megan Cutting, Claire Wiens and Carola Galletti). I’m so proud of these girls. They did an amazing job today and continue to improve their races every time they swim.”

Cutting had a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle and third in the 100 butterfly to lead the way. Maggie Leaf achieved two state consideration times during the day.

MHS now gears up for the league meet.

“We are eager for the upcoming AVCTL meet back in El Dorado next Saturday,” she said. “The girls have worked hard all season and it will be exciting to see how they perform at league.”

• TEAM SCORES •

1. Maize South, 413

2. Winfield, 309

3. Maize, 210

4. Derby, 209

5. Trinity Academy, 202

6. Andover Central, 186

7. Andover, 170

8. Wichita Collegiate, 152 

9. McPherson, 132

10. Wichita Independent, 95

11. El Dorado, 92 

12. Wichita Southeast, 17

13. Rose Hill, 11

• MHS Results •

200 medley relay – 7. MHS A (Leaf, Starkel, Cutting, Stecklein), 2:11.33.  22. MHS B (Galletti, Gorman, Herman, Jones), 2:40.41.

200 freestyle – 18. Stecklein, 2:42.29. 

200 individual medley – 12. Starkel, 2:54.06.  14. Hubbard, 3:00.42.  16. Herman, 3:01.51.

50 freestyle – 9. Leaf, 28.43.  18. Stecklein, 30.48.  30. Wiens, 35.75.

100 butterfly – 3. Cutting, 1:07.25.

100 freestyle – 23. Casebeer, 1:19.06.  31. Gorman, 1:25.62.  35. Jones, 1:28.22.

500 freestyle – 2. Cutting, 6:00.11.  10. Starkel, 6:51.88.  12. Herman, 7:05.20.

200 freestyle – 8. MHS A (Starkel, Hubbard, Leaf, Cutting), 1:59.12.

100 backstroke – 7. Leaf, 1:13.53.  16. Hubbard, 1:20.19.

100 breaststroke – 15. Gorman, 1:33.19.  21. Wiens, 1:38.04.  27. Galletti, 1:50.47.

400 freestyle relay – 13. MHS A (Casebeer, Wiens, Herman, Hubbard), 5:07.78.


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