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Youth swimming

Water Sharks win 67 of 84 races at home

Dec 13, 2012
Courtesy of: Stutzman's Studio The Washington Community Y has fielded one of its largest swim teams ever this winter, with 76 swimmers — 11 more than last year — from six different school districts on the squad. The Water Sharks began practice on Oct. 25, but were hindered in their workouts due to repairs being made to the Washington Community Y pool.

Less than a week after the Washington Community Y’s pool reopened, the Water Sharks hosted Keokuk for their first home meet of the season on Dec. 1.

Washington dominated the meet, winning 67 of the 84 races on the day.

Kyleigh Dolan won a trio of races in the girls’ 8-and-under age group, taking first place in the 25 breaststroke (32.12), the 50 back (42.64) and the 100 individual medley (1:41.30). Chloe Staley also won a pair of races in the 8-and-under age group, coming in first in the 25 free (22.37) and the 25 back (23.72).

Lupita Delarosa won three races in the girls’ 9-10 age group, taking first place in the 50 free (28.87), the 50 back (36.30) and the 50 fly (36.55). Gabriella Anderson won the girls’ 9-10 50 breaststroke in 39.48 seconds, and Macy Driscoll won the individual medley in 1:22.60.

Allison Vogel won a pair of races in the girls’ 11-12 age group, coming in fist in both the 50 free (24.13) and the 50 fly (27.32). Haylee Wilson won both the 50 breaststroke (31.14) and the 100 individual medley (1:04.20), while Peyton Read won the 100 free (1:08.80) and the 100 breaststroke (1:25.16). Grace Miller won the girls’ 11-12 50 back in 32.56 seconds, and Audrey Wubbena won the 100 back in 1:27.20.

Megan Adam won two races in the girls’ 13-14 age group, taking first place in both the 100 free (1:08.24) and the 200 free (2:26.10), while Alexis Read won the 100 back (1:18.40) and the 100 breaststroke (1:23.11). Alexis Rodgers won the girls’ 13-14 50 free in 23.98 seconds.

Lyndsay Adrian won both the 100 back (1:25.63) and the 200 free (2:30.90) in the girls’ 15-21 age group. Michaela Prihoda won the 50 free in 25.88 seconds, and Megan Buitendorp took first place in the 100 free in 1:09.12.

Alijah Beatty won the girls’ 12-21 400 individual medley in 6:19.30, and Emily Adam won the girls’ 12-21 200 breast in 2:54.30.

Reece Mayer won a pair of races in the boys’ 9-10 age group, taking first place in the 50 free (27.35) and the 100 free (1:28.80). Drew Blauvelt won the boys’ 9-10 50 back in 36.57 seconds, while Jacob Miller won the 50 fly in 50.26 seconds.

Michael Kimball won a trio of races in the boys’ 11-12 age group. He touched the wall first in the 50 back (33.51), the 100 breaststroke (1:42.11) and the 200 free (2:50.20). Tyler Van Weelden won the boys’ 11-12 50 free in 29.67 seconds, and T.J. Durst was first in the 100 free in 1:29.11. Hayden Westphal took first place in the 50 breaststroke in 37.20 seconds, and Chandler Mullens won the 100 back in 1:46.37.

Noah Bruns won the 100 free (1:03.80), the 100 back (1:16.67) and the 100 breaststroke (1:20.58) in the boys’ 13-14 age group. Ben Berhow won the 50 free in 24.74 seconds, and Owen Horak took first place in the 200 free in 2:50.50.

Jacob Miles won both the 100 free (1:10.25) and the 200 individual medley (2:20.70) in the boys’ 12-21 age group. Nicholas Todd won the 100 breaststroke (1:26.04), the 200 breaststroke (3:09.70) and the 200 free (2:42.30) in the boys’ 15-21 division.

The Water Shark girls won nine relay races on the day, and the boys won eight.

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