Bullpup swimmers shine at Great Bend

By Steve Sell
May 02, 2015

GREAT BEND — It was once again more about quality than quantity for McPherson High’s girls swimming team during Friday’s Great Bend Invitational.

The short-handed Bullpups held their own by taking fourth place

“We only had 12 girls participate in the meet, so placing fourth is an amazing achievement for the team,” MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said. “We had several girls swim personal bests today, which is always good especially this far into the season.  It is good to know they are still improving and trying their best every single meet.  They are such a hard-working group of a girls and I have loved working with them this season.”

The medley relay team of Ellen Yowell, Kellsie Corrigan, Megan Cutting and Katie Wurm had the top Bullpup finish with a second. Wurm, Cutting and Shea Cook had individual thirds as well. 

The Bullpups go to Hutchinson on Tuesday.

• MHS Results •

200 medley relay – 2. MHS A (Yowell, Corrigan, Cutting, Wurm), 2:08.65.  11. MHS B (Cook, Starkel, Moore, Kunde), 2:25.92. 

200 freestyle – 9. Cook, 2:24.39.  16. Herman, 2:42.03.  20. Kunde, 3:11.89.

200 individual medley – 3. Cutting, 2:31.03.  5. Wurm, 2:36.52.  11. Starkel, 2:55.49.

50 freestyle – 8. Corrigan, 28.92.  15. Moore, 31.27.  19. Hubbard, 31.96.

100 butterfly – 3. Wurm, 1:15.03.  6. Corrigan, 1:18.75.  11. Moore, 1:29.11.

100 freestyle – 3. Cook, 1:01.80.  11. Yowell, 1:06.19.  18. Hansen, 1:11.43.

500 freestyle – 14. Herman, 7:33.53.  16. Hubbard, 7:51.86.  17. Houston, 7:52.71.

200 freestyle relay – 7. MHS A (Cook, Starkel, Hubbard, Hansen), 2:03.98.

100 backstroke – 4. Yowell, 1:12.40.  12. Hansen, 1:25.71.  16. Houston, 1:28.62.

100 breaststroke – 6. Cutting, 1:20.66.  12. Starkel, 1:29.08.  18. Kunde, 1:46.14.

400 freestyle relay – 3. MHS A (Corrigan, Yowell, Cutting, Wurm), 4:12.72.  13. MHS B (Hansen, Herman, Moore, Hubbard), 4:52.56.

• Team Scores •

1. Newton, 496.5

2. Great Bend, 421 

3. Manhattan, 313

4. McPherson, 273

5. Salina South, 206 

6. Salina Central, 149.5 

7. Dodge City, 148 

8. Hays, 131 

9. Hutchinson-Central Christian, 16


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