Denk doubles up at Salina

By Steve Sell
April 11, 2014
Kendall Shaw

SALINA — McPherson High's Claire Denk garnered a pair of individual gold medals Thursday in the Salina double quad swimming meet.

Denk won the 200 individual medley (2:29.86) and the 100 freestyle (58.7). She now has qualified for state in both events.

Consistent Katie Wurm had another solid day, taking second in the 50 free (27.36) and third in the 100 back (1:15.34).

MHS also was solid in relays with a second and third. The second-place team of Wurm, Amanda Starkel, Kellsie Corrigan and Ellen Yowell qualfied for state.

"I was very pleased at how well all the girls competed yesterday," MHS coach Bonnie Sue Fisher said today "Part of the improvements were due to the quality of the facility at Salina South, but also the fact that everyone is giving every race their very best. Our streamlines off of the starting blocks have improved tremendously, which means that we have started each race ahead of the competition. Flip turns are still an area that we need to spend time on and will make a huge difference in all of our freestyle events."

Results:

200 medley relay — 3. MHS (Starkel, Yowell, Corrigan and Wurm), 2:17.5. 

200 freestyle — 5. Cook, 2:21.8. 7. Yowell, 2:25.1. 11. Kunde, 3:02.4.

200 individual medley — 1. Denk, 2:29.9. 6. Corrigan, 2:50.1. 11. Kunde, 3:02.4.

50 freestyle — 2. Wurm, 27.4. 9. Stambaugh, 32.2. 11. Hansen, 32.49. 12. Moore, 32.76. 14. Houston, 33.5. 15. Stecklein, 33.64.

100 freestyle — 1. Denk, 58.7. 5. Cook, 1:03.72. 11. Stambaugh, 1:13.89. 12. Hansen, 1:14.13. 13. Herman, 1:15.2. 14. Moore, 1:15.73. 15. Kunde, 1:20.59.

500 freestyle — 7. Houston, 7:50.78. 10. Tolbert, 9:58.22.

200 freestyle relay — 2. MHS (Yowell, Starkel, Corrigan and Wurm), 1:56.11. 4. MHS B (Cook, Herman, Stambaugh and Denk), 2:00.07. 8. MHS C (Hansen, Kunde, Stecklein and Moore), 2:18.51.

100 backstroke — 3. Wurm, 1:15.34. 6. Corrigan, 1:20.93.

100 breaststroke — 6. Starkel, 1:16.03. 7. Yowell, 1:26.36. 13. Herman, 1:44.28. 14. Stecklein, 1:47.29.


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