MHS swimmers lap field at Emporia

By Steve Sell
January 27, 2018
Lori VanGoethem

EMPORIA — To show how far the McPherson High boys swimming team has come, Bullpup coach Matt Morrow was somewhat disappointed even though his team came away with yet another first-place finish on Saturday in the Emporia Invitational.

But it wasn’t because of his team. It was because powerhouse Topeka Seaman didn’t have its full complement of swimmers in what expected to be a showdown and he wanted to see how his team matched up against one of the state’s elite.

MHS dominated the meet, which did make Morrow happy and it performed well.

“Good meet for us,” Morrow said. “Topeka Seaman split their squad, so we didn't get to race them this meet. They'll be in Manhattan next weekend. We won every event but one and went 1-2-3 in several. Not the meet I was expecting, but it was a good win for us. We had some best times from Abe Walker, Simon Steinert, Silas Steinert, Jori VanGoethem and Carson Stone.”

Results:

200 medley relay — 1. MHS (W. Powers, J. VanGoethem, Hampton and D. VanGoethem), 1:45.29. 2. MHS (R. Reiman, M. Powers, LeBlanc and Silas Steinert), 1:52.18. 

200 freestyle — 1. Soukup, 2:01.02. 3. Walker, 2:06.28. 5. Simon Steinert, 2:07.38. 

200 individual medley — 1. W. Powers, 2:7.18. 3. M. Powers, 2:16.13. 4. Silas Steinert, 2:18.34.

50 breaststroke — 1. D. VanGoethem, 23.34. 2. Stone, 23.90. 5. J. VanGoethem, 24.61.

100 butterfly — 1. Hampton, 56.08. 3. Soukup, 1:00.85. 4. LeBlanc, 1:02.91.

100 freestyle — 1. Stone, 52.71. 2. D. VanGoethem, 52.91. 3. Silas Steinert, 54.49.

500 freestyle — 1. Hampton, 5:13.64. 2. M. Powers, 5:27.45. 3. R. Reiman, 5:28.63.

200 freestyle relay — 1. MHS (D. VanGoethem, Stone, Hampton and W. Powers), 1:33.47. 4. MHS (LeBlanc, Vanderhoof, Walker and Soukup), 1:43. 

100 backstroke — 1. R. Reiman, 1:00.11. 2. W. Powers, 1:00.14 4. Simon Steinert, 1:04.73.

100 breaststroke — 2. J. VanGoethem, 1:07.43. 5. Walker, 1:14.89. 6. Vanderhoof, 1:16.37.

400 frestyle relay — 1. MHS (Stone, Silas Steinert, J. VanGoethem and Soukup), 3:39.35. 3. MHS (M. Powers, Simon Steinert, Vanderhoof and Walker), 3:47.11. 


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