Another excellent day for MHS swimmers

By Steve Sell
April 08, 2015

WINFIELD — It was tough to top the way McPherson High’s girls swimming team began the Winfield Invitational on Tuesday.

The Bullpups’ medley relay team of Ellen Yowell, Megan Cutting, Kellsie Corrigan and Katie Wurm captured first place.

That helped MHS to 246 points and a third-place finish, not including the diving event since the Bullpups do not have any entrants and it was held after the regular portion of the meet.

“This was a different meet for the girls as we moved some of them around and let them swim new events, some of which they have never swam before,” MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said. “The girls did a great job and we had several personal-best swims. Shea Cook and Kellsie Corrigan were among many that had a great meet today. Cook placed fifth in the 50 free and seventh in the 500 freestyle. The 500 was a new swim for her and she did an excellent job with it. Corrigan placed fifth in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 backstroke. She took off 2 seconds in the butterfly.”  

The Bullpups go to Salina on Thursday.

Results:

200 medley relay – 1. MHS A (Yowell, Cutting, Corrigan, Wurm), 2:08.02.  10. MHS B (Hansen, Starkel, Moore, Cook), 2:27.31.

200 freestyle – 2. Cutting, 2:19.38.  15. Stecklein, 2:48.73.  17. Hubbard, 2:51.30.  27. Kunde, 3:10.49.

200 individual medley – 9. Starkel, 2:57.48.  14. Moore, 3:10.22.  17. Herman, 3:13.39. 

50 freestyle – 5. Cook, 29.13.  6. Yowell, 29.22.  19. Stecklein, 31.59.  34. Houston, 34.58.  39. Martin, 36.81.  45. Handlin, 45.20.

100 butterfly – 5. Corrigan, 1:16.07.  11. Martin, 1:31.59.

100 freestyle – 12. Hansen, 1:11.79.  13. Starkel, 1:12.11.  16. Herman, 1:14.87.

500 freestyle – 6. Wurm, 6:46.56.  7. Cook, 6:49.41.  13. Hubbard, 7:55.86.

200 freestyle relay – 2. MHS A (Cutting, Yowell, Corrigan, Wurm), 1:55.34.  14. MHS B (Herman, Handlin, Kunde, Hubbard), 2:26.70.

100 backstroke – 2. Yowell, 1:13.92.  4. Corrigan, 1:15.37.  12. Hansen, 1:24.92.  26. Houston, 1:31.81.

100 breaststroke – 5. Cutting, 1:21.04.  9. Wurm, 1:28.76.  20. Moore, 1:42.01.  34. Kunde, 1:50.03.  38. Handlin, 2:04.61.

400 freestyle relay – 7. MHS A (Starkel, Hansen, Moore, Cook), 4:48.22.  10. MHS B (Hubbard, Houston, Martin, Herman), 5:21.03.

• Team Scores •

Excluding Diving

1. Winfield, 345

2. Derby, 283

3. McPherson, 246

4. Campus, 239

5. Coffeyville, 215

6. Labette County, 158

7. El Dorado, 120

8. Parsons, 86

9. Rose Hill, 50


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