MHS swimmers place 4th at Winfield

By Steve Sell
April 05, 2017

WINFIELD — McPherson High girls swimming coach Abby Bradstreet said her team thoroughly enjoyed itself in Tuesday’s Winfield Invitational.

The Bullpups took fourth place in the nine-team event, but it was one of those where they didn’t have their full team and Bradstreet gave the swimmers opportunities to compete in new events.

“Today was a fun meet for us,” Bradstreet said. “We were missing some key swimmers today at the meet so we were able to shuffle some girls around and let them swim events that they normally wouldn't swim. Once again we had over half of our swims turn out with personal-best times.”

The four Smoky Valley girls on the team (Haylee Herman, Kaylie Ryan, Macie Carlson and Helayna Mader) broke their 400 freestyle relay record.

Bradstreet is pleased with the team after two starts.

“These girls continue to impress me and the amount of support they have for each other is what makes our team so amazing,” she said.

Derby was the team champion with 367 points. Campus (340) and Winfield (296) also finished ahead of MHS, which scored 248.

The Bullpups have little rest as they head to Salina on Thursday.

Results:  

• 200 medley relay – 4. MHS A (Leaf, Starkel, Carlson, Cooks), 2:13.96.  11. MHS B (Hubbard, Ryan, Herman, Merkiewicz), 2:26.30.  18. MHS C (Lawrence, Wiens, Moore, Vontz), 2:44.08.

• 200 freestyle – 8. Starkel, 2:40.66.  9. Merkiewicz, 2:42.28.  11. Mader, 2:43.58.

• 200 individual medley – 10. Hubbard, 3:01.72.  13. Williams, 3:07.90.  16. Moore, 3:19.43.  18. Wiens, 3:32.87.

• 50 freestyle – 7. Leaf, 28.81.  10. Cooks, 29.68.  11. Carlson, 29.71.  17. Stucky, 30.31.  33. Soukup, 36.38.  35. Lawrence, 38.59.

• 100 butterfly – 4. Carlson, 1:20.38.  9. Herman, 1:31.67.  10.  Moore, 1:33.27.

• 100 freestyle – 9. Mader, 1:10.00.  10. Stucky, 1:10.18.  13. Ryan, 1:14.53.  15. Moyer, 1:16.20.  16. Vontz, 1:16.75.  20. Casebeer, 1:19.79.

• 500 freestyle – 3. Herman, 6:56.26.  16. Casebeer, 8:38.78.

• 200 freestyle relay – 5. MHS A (Cooks, Mader, Stucky, Leaf), 2:00.47.  12. MHS B (Moyer, Wiens, Merkiewicz, Williams), 2:12.35.  15. MHS C (Moore, Soukup, Casebeer, Vontz), 2:21.94.

• 100 backstroke – 2. Leaf, 1:13.96.  7. Hubbard, 1:19.79.  9. Cooks, 1:21.75.  11. Williams, 1:23.99.  19. Lawrence, 1:34.22.

• 100 breaststroke – 5. Starkel, 1:27.61.  7. Ryan, 1:28.23.  14. Merkiewicz, 1:35.29.  16. Vontz, 1:37.38.  17. Soukup, 1:38.79.  23. Wiens, 1:43.39.

• 400 freestyle relay –  7. MHS A (Herman, Ryan, Mader, Carlson), 4:44.28.  8. MHS B (Williams, Hubbard, Stucky, Starkel), 4:48.91.

• Team Scores •

1. Derby, 367

2. Campus, 340

3. Winfield, 296

4. McPherson, 248

5. Coffeyville, 152

6. Independence, 132

7. El Dorado, 121

8. Rose Hill, 66

9. Labette County, 30


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