Another big day for MHS swimmers

By Steve Sell
April 07, 2017

SALINA — It was two meets in one on Thursday for the McPherson High girls swimming team and the Bullpups took second place in both.

Salina Central and Salina South hosted a double dual, with MHS finishing behind only Newton in both divisions. There were seven teams in all.

“Once again the girls had an amazing meet today,” MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said. “I am so proud of how hard they have been training. It is really paying off in the meets with all of their best-ime swims.”

Megan Cutting had a monster day for the Bullpups by winning two events (200, 500 freestyles) and earning two state-qualifying times. Maggie Leaf earned a first in the 50 freestyle and earned a state consideration time. 

“We still have a lot of work to do regarding individual, relay and team goals, but I know we can get there by the end of the season,” Bradstreet said. “I look forward to seeing what else these girls can do.”

 MHS is off for a week before competing in a big-school meet Friday at Emporia.

• 200 medley relay – 2. MHS A (Starkel, Ryan, Carlson, Mader), 2:16.99.  4. MHS B (Hubbard, Vincent, Herman, Stucky), 2:26.58. 10. MHS C (Lawrence, Soukup, Moore, Wiens), 2:42.47.

• 200 freestyle – 1. Cutting, 2:12.39.  7. Mader, 2:39.43.  11. Casebeer, 3:04.45.

• 200 individual medley – 4. Starkel, 2:53.98.  5. Herman, 3:00.63.  6. Hubbard, 3:00.77.

• 50 freestyle – 1. Leaf, 27.91.  2. Cooks, 29.01.  3. Carlson, 29.26.  5. Ryan, 30.38.  6. Williams, 30.69.  9. Moyer, 31.47.  15. Vontz, 32.78.  23. Jones, 33.60.  26. Moore, 34.84.  29. Wiens, 35.26.  31. Soukup, 35.48.  41. Lawrence, 36.52.

• 100 butterfly – 4. Carlson, 1:18.36.  5. Moore, 1:32.57.  7. Stucky, 1:33.98.

• 100 freestyle – 3. Mader, 1:09.02.  6. Cooks, 1:11.14.  8. Vincent, 1:11.65.  9. Stucky, 1:12.64.  14. Moyer, 1:14.77.  23. Jones, 1:22.45.

• 500 freestyle – 1. Cutting, 6:03.01.  4. Herman, 7:01.55.  9. Merkiewicz, 7:29.75.

• 200 freestyle relay – 2. MHS A (Vincent, Cooks, Leaf, Cutting), 1:58.07.  3. MHS B (Herman, Ryan, Mader, Carlson), 2:02.84.  7. MHS C (Moyer, Vontz, Merkiewicz, Williams), 2:11.95.  13. MHS D (Jones, Lawrence, Casebeer, Soukup), 2:21.23.

• 100 backstroke – 2. Leaf, 1:12.89.  4. Hubbard, 1:19.13.  5. Starkel, 1:19.51.  14. Lawrence, 1:33.83.

• 100 breaststroke – 3. Ryan, 1:26.19.  7. Williams, 1:34.14.  9. Vincent, 1:35.29.  13. Vontz, 1:37.65.  14. Soukup, 1:38.33  22. Merkiewicz, 1:43.21. 

• 400 freestyle relay – 2. MHS A (Starkel, Leaf, Cooks, Cutting), 4:29.85.  3. MHS B (Williams, Merkiewicz, Hubbard, Stucky), 4:55.06.  9. MHS C (Moore, Casebeer, Vontz, Moyer), 5:14.09.


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