MHS swimmers strong again

By Steve Sell
May 07, 2017

EL DORADO — It was yet another Top 3 finish for the McPherson High girls swimming team on Saturday as the Bullpups were third out of 11 teams in the El Dorado Invitational.

It was MHS’ final tuneup before the league meet, then state.

“I am so proud of how all of the girls performed today,” MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said. “They all had phenomenal swims and I am sad to see this season coming to an end. Cassie Cooks earned a state consideration time in the 50 freestyle as did our SVHS (Smoky Valley) girls in the 200 freestyle relay. They have been working so hard all season to earn these times and to see them finally accomplish this is huge.”

MHS was short-handed, yet finished only behind bigger schools Maize South and Derby.

“We did not have all of our swimmers at this meet, so for them to come in as one of the smaller teams and earn third place overall is a huge accomplishment,” Bradstreet said. “I am so proud of them and can't wait to see what else they accomplish for remainder of the season.  We will travel to the league meet back in El Dorado on Saturday.”

• MHS Results •

200 medley relay – 3. MHS A (Leaf, Cutting, Carlson, Cooks), 2:05.96.  13. MHS B (Hubbard, Ryan, Stucky, Starkel), 2:24.27.  18. MHS C (Lawrence, Soukup, Moore, Casebeer), 2:38.42.

200 freestyle – 8. Herman, 2:25.66.  10. Mierkiewicz, 2:29.77.  

200 individual medley – 8. Starkel, 2:46.17.  18. Williams, 3:03.44.  21. Stucky, 3:07.50.

50 freestyle – 8. Cooks, 28.39.  12. Cutting, 28.70.  13. Mader, 29.00.

100 butterfly – 9. Carlson, 1:16.25.  12. Vincent, 1:21.17.  18. Moore, 1:29.30.

100 freestyle – 7. Leaf, 1:03.57.  17. Stucky, 1:08.53.  18. Carlson, 1:08.85.

500 freestyle – 10. Herman, 6:53.18.  12. Mierkiewicz, 6:57.94.  13. Hubbard, 7:12.53.

200 freestyle relay – 3. MHS A (Leaf, Cooks, Williams, Cutting), 1:54.39.  7. MHS B (Carlson, Ryan, Herman, Mader), 1:58.16.  20. MHS C (Moore, Soukup, Lawrence, Casebeer), 2:22.07.

100 backstroke – 7. Leaf, 1:11.64.  12. Hubbard, 1:16.96.  16. Williams, 1:20.20.

100 breaststoke – 2. Cutting, 1:17.29.  8. Starkel, 1:22.54.  12. Ryan, 1:25.00.

400 Freestyle Relay – 6. MHS A (Cooks, Mader, Starkel, Herman), 4:26.06.  10. MHS B (Vincent, Williams, Hubbard, Stucky), 4:44.41.  13. MHS C (Ryan, Moore, Casebeer, Mierkiewicz), 5:04.37. 

• Team Results •

1. Maize South, 433

2. Derby, 300

3. McPherson, 278 

4. Winfield, 244

5. Maize, 224

6. Trinity Academy, 132

7. Wichita Collegiate, 118

8. Andover Central, 112

9. Wichita Independent, 103 

10. El Dorado, 89

11. Andover, 61

12. Rose Hill High School, 53 points


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