Gaeddert leads MHS swimmers to good day

By Steve Sell
January 17, 2014

SALINA — McPherson High’s boys swimming team continues to maximize its potential.

The smallish Bullpup team again performed at peak efficiency in the Salina Triangular Thursday, according to coach Bonnie Sue Fisher.

“Once again our depth (only seven swimmers available) made it hard to accumulate points, but nonetheless, the boys’ performance was wonderful,” Fisher said. “I am very proud of where the boys are right now and how strongly they have swam since the Christmas break. We now get to get back to longer practices and building up more yardage since we have two weeks before our next meet.”

The Bullpups continued to excel in the relays. The 200 medley team of Zane Richter, Eric Gaeddert, Kyler Jost and Ryen Trost stroked to an easy win.

 Gaeddert had a first as well in the 100 freestyle, while Trost took fourth and lopped off more time off his personal best. Gaeddert also won the 100 breast with his best-ever time as he completed a great day.

Richter won the 200 individual medley in a time that met state qualifying standards.

Fisher added Jost continues to close in on qualifying for state in the 500 free and Steinert has improved by 17 seconds in that event.

Individual results:

Dalyn Chapman — 10th in 200 free (2:46.41).

Garrett Cline — 7th in 50 free (30.22); 9th in 100 free (1:10.95).

Eric Gaeddert — 1st in 100 free (55.09); 1st in 100 breast (1:12.87).

Kyler Jost — 2nd in 500 free (5:55.95).

Zane Richter — 1st in 200 IM (2:17.49).

Spencer Steinert — 3rd in 200 free (2:13.5); 3rd in 500 free (6:03.08).

Ryen Trost — 4th in 100 free (56.71); 6th in 100 breast (1:22.93).