3 Aqua Pups compete at Topeka

By Steve Sell
October 23, 2017

TOPEKA — The McPherson Aqua Pups took only three competitors to Topeka this weekend.

“They had some great swims and represented the team quite well,” McPherson coach Kyle Banman said.

Here is his assessment:

• Rachel Fischer was in the Top 5 on all of her events in the 8-and-under age group, with three 1st-place finishes (25 Back, and 50 and 100 Breast). She also improved her District times on 50 and 100 Breast.

• Olivia Smolik cut 10.24 on her 100 Back

• Rhys Vanderhoof swam the 200 Back for the first time and earned the District qualifier in the event.  He also cut 3.95 on the 200 Breast.

Next action for the team is Nov. 4-5 in Wichita.