MHS swimmers take 3rd at Hutch

By Steve Sell
May 03, 2017

HUTCHINSON — McPherson High's girls swimming team has been a model of consistency.

The Bullpups went to Hutchinson on Tuesday for an eight-team meet and came away with yet another Top-3 finish by taking third and were close to second.

Hutchinson won the meet with 389 points, while Garden City scored 284 to finish just ahead of the 270 scored by the Bullpups.

Megan Cutting captured a gold medal for the Bullpups by taking first place in the 200 individual medley relay.

“The season has flown by and I can't believe it is already almost over,” MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said. “The girls had a very solid meet today. They all swam right around their normal times and a few were able to cut some major time today. We still have some adjustments to make and it will be nice to finally be able to practice again.  With how busy our meet schedule has been these past two weeks, it doesn't really seem like we've been able to practice and make some improvements to our swims. The few days we have before El Dorado on Saturday will be nice to be able to do that. I'm so proud of these girls and how hard they've been working all season. With only one more regular season meet left I am anxious to start tapering the girls and see how much time they can cut.”

• MHS Results •

200 medley relay – 5. MHS A (Hubbard, Ryan, Carlson, Starkel), 2:20.23.  7. MHS B (Mierkiewicz, Williams, Stucky, Moyer), 2:26.82.  11. MHS C (Wiens, Soukup, Vontz, Casebeer), 2:40.44.

200 freestyle – 3. Herman, 2:25.80.  9. Mader, 2:36.44.  13. Moyer, 2:55.85.

200 individual medley – 1. Cutting, 2:29.23.  11. Williams, 3:05.76.  12. Cooks, 3:06.54.  15. Wiens, 3:16.94.

50 freestyle – 5. Leaf, 28.50.  9. Carlson, 29.55.  11. Cooks, 30.53.  12. Ryan, 30.60.  22. Vontz, 33.95.  26. Moore, 34.89.  30. Soukup, 35.72.  30. Casebeer, 35.72.  32.  Lawrence, 35.95.  36. Wiens, 36.71.

100 butterfly – 3. Cutting, 1:11.27.  9. Moore, 1:30.78.  10. Stucky, 1:36.00.

100 freestyle – 4. Carlson, 1:06.64.  7. Herman, 1:07.55.  9. Mader, 1:09.76.  17. Casebeer, 1:21.36.

500 freestyle – 7. Starkel, 6:59.60.  8. Hubbard, 7:09.02.  12. Mierkiewicz, 7:22.71.  14. Moyer, 7:54.33.

200 freestyle relay – 2. MHS A (Leaf, Cooks, Williams, Cutting), 1:58.49.  4. MHS B (Carlson, Ryan, Herman, Mader), 1:59.98.  8. MHS C (Mierkiewicz, Moyer, Vontz, Stucky), 2:10.70.  13. MHS D (Soukup, Moore, Lawrence, Casebeer), 2:23.66.

100 backstroke – 5. Leaf, 1:14.51.  7. Hubbard, 1:18.02.  10. Mierkiewicz, 1:25.69.  13. Lawrence, 1:27.59.

100 breaststroke – 5. Starkel, 1:25.80.  6. Ryan, 1:26.98.  13. Vontz, 1:35.96.  14. Williams, 1:36.75.  18. Soukup, 1:41.33.

400 freestyle relay – 4. MHS A (Leaf, Cooks, Starkel, Cutting), 4:35.23.  5. MHS B (Stucky, Hubbard, Mader, Herman), 4:42.69.

• Team Scores •

1. Hutchinson, 389 

2. Garden City, 284 

3. McPherson, 270

4. Dodge City, 219 

5. Hays, 60 

6. Liberal, 49

7. Central Christian, 18

8. Sacred Heart, 7 


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