MHS swimmer finish in upper half

By Steve Sell
May 10, 2015

EL DORADO — McPherson High’s last regular-season swimming meet was its toughest.

The Bullpup girls placed a highly creditable seventh out of 16 teams Saturday in the El Dorado Invitational.

And it also got the Bullpups familiar with the surroundings for next week’s league meet, since they return here next Saturday.

“The El Dorado Invitational was by far our biggest meet with the toughest competition we’ve seen all season,” MHS coach Abby Bradstreet said. “The girls still swam pretty good, placing seventh out of the 16 teams that participated.  We started out pretty sluggish, but improved as the meet went on.” 

Bradstreet said the Bullpups were competitive in a lot of events.

“I’m proud of the girls this meet,” she said. “They knew it was going to be a tough one, but they pushed through and came out with some personal bests and placed in the top half as a team.  It was good for us to compete at El Dorado since that is where our league swim meet is held. The girls have a good feel for the pool now and can hopefully be very successful at our last regular meet of the season.”

Megan Cutting earned a state-qualifying time in the 500 freestyle as she took fourth. The top finish for the Bullpups was a third from Katie Wurm in the 100 freestyle.

• MHS Results •

 200 medley relay – 17. MHS A (Hansen, Starkel, Moore, Hubbard), 2:29.35.  29. MHS B (Houston, Handlin, Herman, Kunde), 2:49.40.

200 freestyle – 11. Yowell, 2:23.75.  23. Herman, 2:44.15.  29. Stecklein, 2:49.81.

200 individual medley – 9. Wurm, 2:39.37.  17. Starkel, 2:57.62.  27. Moore, 3:11.57.

50 freestyle – 14. Corrigan, 29.03.  28. Hubbard, 31.97.  30. Starkel, 32.31.

100 butterfly – 6. Cutting, 1:11.16.  13. Corrigan, 1:19.67.  23. Moore, 1:30.59.

100 freestyle – 3. Wurm, 58.91.  20. Hansen, 1:12.50.  22. Hubbard, 1:14.18.

500 freestyle – 4. Cutting, 6:09.53.

200 freestyle relay – 5. MHS A (Yowell, Corrigan, Cutting, Wurm), 1:55.00.  22. MHS B (Kunde, Handlin, Herman, Stecklein), 2:20.88. 

100 backstroke – 7. Yowell, 1:12.58.  16. Hansen, 1:22.00.  23. Houston, 1:27.89.

100 breaststroke – 34. Stecklein, 1:42.92.  37. Kunde, 1:48.53.  Handlin, 1:58.09.

400 freestyle relay – 4. MHS A (Yowell, Corrigan, Cutting, Wurm), 4:16.19.  13. MHS B (Hansen, Starkel, Moore, Hubbard), 4:58.47.

Team Scores

1. Andover, 471

2. Carroll, 229

3. Maize South, 226

4. Derby, 172

5. Campus, 162

6. Winfield, 158

7. McPherson, 148 1/2 

8. Wichita Northwest, 133

9. Trinity Academy, 13

10. El Dorado, 114 1/2

11. Maize, 8

12. Wichita Independent, 68

13. Wichita Collegiate, 48

14. Rose Hill, 30 

15. Wichita Southeast, 20

16. Wichita South, 10


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