Another great day for MHS swimmers

By Steve Sell
April 10, 2015

SALINA — The McPherson High girls swimming team was undeterred by having two meets in three days as it turned in another solid performance on Thursday at Salina.

“Having two meets so close together can be tiring and challenging, but the girls did not let that affect them,” MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said. “They went into the meet with positive attitudes and they turned out great results.  Once again we had several personal-best swims along with some top place finishes, and both state qualifying and state consideration times.”

MHS shuffled its top relay team as Shea Cook joined Ellen Yowell, Kellsie Corrigan and Katie Wurm. They had a first in one event and a second in another. Wurm had a state-qualifying time in the 200 individual medley and a state consideration time in the 100 backstroke. Also earning state consideration times were Yowell (200 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Corrigan (100 freestyle), Cook (100 freestyle) and Megan Cutting (100 butterfly and 500 freestyle.

“It has been so much fun coaching such a great group of girls,” Bradstreet said. “They work hard and it shows in the meets.”

MHS was right in the middle of the five-team field in third place.

MHS goes to Newton on Tuesday.   

Results:

200 medley relay – 5. MHS A (Herman, Starkel, Cutting, Moore), 2:26.24.  7. MHS B (Houston, Kunde, Stecklein, Hubbard), 2:48.51

200 freestyle – 6. Yowell, 2:22.10.  12. Herman, 2:49.75.  14. Stecklein, 2:55.50.

200 individual medley – 3. Wurm, 2:34.67.  7. Starkel, 2:53.25.  9. Moore, 3:08.96.

50 freestyle – 2. Corrigan, 28.58.  7. Moore, 31.89.  8. Hubbard, 32.17.  9. Stecklein, 32.85.  24. Houston, 35.47  25. Kunde, 35.50  50.  Handlin, 44.02.

100 butterfly – 3. Cutting, 1:12.76.  5. Corrigan, 1:17.62.

100 freestyle – 3. Cook, 1:03.13.  4. Yowell, 1:03.67.  11. Herman, 1:15.90.

500 freestyle – 4. Cutting, 6:20.42.  8. Hubbard, 7:39.53.

200 freestyle relay – 1. MHS A (Cook, Yowell, Corrigan, Wurm), 1:53.01.  10. MHS B (Houston, Handlin, Kunde, Herman), 2:29.76.

100 backstroke – 3. Wurm, 1:12.33.  5. Cook, 1:15.78.  9. Houston, 1:31.15.

100 breaststroke – 6. Starkel, 1:30.18.  12. Kunde, 1:46.11.  14. Handlin, 2:03.59.

400 freestyle relay – 2. MHS A (Corrigan, Yowell, Cook, Wurm), 4:15.17.  6. MHS B (Starkel, Hubbard, Moore, Cutting), 4:49.83.

• Team Scores •

1. Newton, 548

2. Salina South, 399

3. McPherson, 395

4. Salina Central, 286

5. Manhattan 218


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