|Posted by Kyle Banman on November 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM|
We swam at the Hutchinson YMCA Fall Classic over the weekend of November 1st and 2nd, and it was a big one for us! We had 28 swimmers competing, which is easily the best turn out we've had for a short course meet since I've been the coach. McPherson swimming is growing indeed But despite having Halloween and a time change to deal with this weekend, it really was a great meet for us!
*Always have to start with the first timers: Cale Dahlstrom and Gabby Donaldson swam in their first ever meets, but you wouldn't have known it by watching them. Cale earning top 8 finishes in all of his events with a 1st in 25 fly. While Gabby took 6th and 7th in the 100 Back and 50 Back respectively, and she came within 2 seconds of a District qualifying time on her backstroke split on the medley relay.
*We also had Ben Hopkins, Lauren Epp, Laurel Gorman, and Zoey Whorton all swim their first short course meets.
New District Time Qualifiers:
*Will Powers - 500 Free - this was his first time swimming the event in 2 years and he also took 1st
*Zoey Whorton - 50 Fly - also taking 1st in the event!
New Championship Time Qualifiers:
*Will Powers - 100 Free - featuring a 1.69 second time drop, and he took 1st
- 100 Back - with a 6.78 second improvement, and another 1st place finish
- He also had seven 1st place finishes and a 3rd.....not a bad weekend for him
Time Drops and finishes of note:
*Kierstan Trost dropped 12.19 in her 50 free finishing 5th
*Maegan Vincent dropped 1.19 in the 50 breast and took 1st. She also had a 2nd and three 3rd place finishes
*Danica Brunk went 6 for 6 dropping time in all of her events, with a 3.91 second improvement and a 3rd place in the 50 free, bringing her within .75 of a District time
*Alexis Smith went 6 for 7 on best/new times. With a 1st (25 back), four 2nds, and 3rd place finishes
*Audrey Bailey took over 2 seconds in the 50 fly
*Miriam Carlson dropped almost 6 in the 25 back
*Adelyn Barrow improved over 2 seconds in the 25 free
*Hope Williams dropped 1.75 in the 100 Back and finished 2nd
*Zoe Vontz finished in the top 8 in 3 of her 4 events
*Tyler Knudten dropped over 7 seconds in the 50 back, and had 3 top 5 finishes
*Audrey Bailey improved over 2 seconds in her 50 fly
*Matt Powers improved almost 11 seconds in the 500 free. Also earned two 1sts, a 2nd place, and four 4th place finishes
*Rece Reiman dropped 1.5 seconds in the 50 free and claimed 2nd place
*Silas Steinert imporved 6.3 seconds in the 500 free and also took 1st.
*Simon Steinert took off almost 5 seconds in the 200 breast and claimed 3rd
*Spencer Steinert had a pair of 1sts in the 200 free and 500 free
*Rhys Vanderhoof dropped over 5 seconds in the 50 back, inched within .7 seconds of a District time, and finished 1st in the event. He also got a 1st place in the 200 IM and 3rd in the 500 free
*Reiley Wells went 4 for 5 on best times including a nearly 19 second improvement in the 100 IM and over 12 in the 100 Free
*Claera Williams dropped 1.75 in the 25 fly and took 4th
*Jori Van Goethem improved almost 3 seconds in the 200 free and finished 2nd
*Ashley Moore dropped 10 and half in her 100 IM
*The 8 and under 100 free relay team of Kyara Horn, Alexis Smith, Adelyn Barrow and Miriam Carlson finished 1st.
*The 11 and 12 200 girls medley relay team of Gabby Donaldson, Audrey Bailey, Maegan Vincent and Lauren Epp set a new best "A relay" time by over 11 seconds and finishing 3rd
*The 13 and 14 200 boys free relay team of Rece Reiman, Ben Hopkins, and Silas and Simon Steinert set the bar high with a time of 2:11.53 and a 3rd place finish
I could go on and on with this one.....just a truly great weekend for the team!
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