Aqua Pups set for district meet

By Steve Sell
July 21, 2016
Lori VanGoethem

The McPherson Aqua Pups will be sending a large contingent of swimmers to the district meet that begins on Friday in Wichita, hosted by the Wichita Swim Club.

Those who have qualified from McPherson are Danica Brunk, Hailey Cutting, Megan Cutting, Ellexis Duran, Isaac Duran, Liberty Hampton, Matthew Powers, William Powers, Rece Reiman, Lexi Smith, Aislyn Soukup, Amanda Starkel, Hannah Stecklein, Silas Steinert, Spencer Steinert, Carson Stone, Rhys Vanderhoof, Dawson VanGoethem, Jori VanGoethem, Maegan Vincent, Roary Whorton and Wesley Wurm.

Next weekend is the Championship Meet in Lawrence, with the season continuing with two swimmers — William Powers and Dawson VanGoethem — competing in the zone meet Aug. 4-7 in Indianapolis, Ind. McPherson coach Kyle Banman said it’s the first time since he’s been coach that the team has had qualifiers for zone. They both have qualified for the 50 freestyle.

Here are the qualifiers for next week at Lawrence:

• Danica Brunk

• William Powers

• Dawson VanGoethem

• 9-10 Girls 200 Free Relay •

Danica Brunk, Liberty Hampton, Lexi Smith, Aislyn Soukup and Claera Williams

• 13-14 Boys 200 Free and Medley Relay •

Matthew Powers, William Powers, Rhys Vanderhoof and Dawson VanGoethem

• 15-18 Boys 200 Medley •

Isaac Duran, Rece Reiman, Carson Stone and Jori VanGoethem