MHS' Wurm swims to gold

By Steve Sell
April 15, 2015

NEWTON — McPherson High’s Katie Wurm stroked her way to a victory in the 100 freestyle on Tuesday in the Newton Invitational for the Bullpups’ lone gold-medal performance.

MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said it was a somewhat uneventful day for the Bullpups, who defeated the two other AVCTL Division III schools in the field and were fourth overall.

“As a team, Newton was our first real speed bump this season,” Bradstreeet said. “It was a slow-moving meet, which caused the girls to get tired and really brought our enthusiasm down. However, we still had some amazing races with dropped times.”

  Even though there weren’t as many teams as most meets, it was more about quality.

“The competition was the toughest we've seen this season, swimming against Andover for the first time,” Bradstreet said. “They really pushed our girls to swim their best.”

Shea Cook came up with a state consideration time in the 50 freestyle. She had a third and fourth on the day for a good performance, Bradstreet said.

MHS is off until April 24 when it goes to El Dorado.

200 medley relay – 9. MHS A (Cook, Starkel, Cutting, Moore), 2:25.77.  13. MHS B (Houston, Handlin, Martin, Kunde), 2:48.85.

200 freestyle – 7. Yowell, 2:25.96.  12. Herman, 2:47.03.  14. Hubbard, 2:51.64.

200 individual medley – 8. Corrigan, 2:47.18.  13. Moore, 3:12.09.  

50 freestyle – 4. Cook, 28.91.  6. Corrigan, 29.11.  15. Starkel, 31.60.  42. Herman, 33.26.  59. Kunde, 35.81.  61. Houston, 35.95.  68. Martin, 37.24.  74. Handlin, 43.42.

100 butterfly – 5. Cutting, 1:12.56.  12. Martin, 1:32.50

100 freestyle – 1. Wurm, 59.26.  3. Cook, 1:03.83.  16. Moore, 1:11.22.  35. Hansen, 1:13.25.

500 freestyle – 10. Hubbard, 7:55.08.  13. Houston, 8:20.87.

200 freestyle relay – 4. MHS A (Corrigan, Cutting, Yowell, Wurm), 1:55.06.  10. MHS B (Hansen, Hubbard, Starkel, Herman), 2:09.99.

100 backstroke – 4. Wurm, 1:11.82.  8. Yowell, 1:15.76.  11. Hansen, 1:26.43.

100 breaststroke – 6. Cutting, 1:22.73.  16. Kunde, 1:47.31.  17. Handlin, 1:56.56.

400 freestyle relay – 4. MHS A (Cook, Yowell, Corrigan, Wurm), 4:16.23.  10. MHS B (Hansen, Herman, Moore, Hubbard), 5:07.38.

• Team Scores •

1. Andover, 437 points

2. Newton, 427 points

3. Derby, 171 points

4. McPherson, 165 points

5. El Dorado, 99 points

6. Rose Hill, 44 points


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