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Swimmers take state title in own pool

 

 

Webster was host of the State Seasonal Swim Meet Aug. 3-5 and it was most fitting that the local Tigerfish ate up their competition in their own pool. Webster had 54 swimmers with 52 of them placing in the state meet for points. Swimmers are presented points for top eight finishes. Coach Deb Finnesand said, “It was pretty good winning state, especially in our own pool with more family and friends watching.” But to add icing to the cake, this was the third state in a row for the local club.

The Tigerfish is not a selfish group of swimmers either, Finnesand said her kids tell her, “Whatever the team needs me to swim, is what I’ll do. She said the kids always put the team first before themselves.

“It’s difficult to point to any one swimmer or group of swimmers,” Finnesand said. In the girls 15-16 Webster took the top six places. When points matter, Webster came out strong. She said this meet, swimmers could only participate in seven events this year compared to nine last year. So not only did Webster win first place, they also won the team percentage award.

Last year with nine events possible the Tigerfish registered in the 2100 point range and this year with two less events scored over 2,000 points. Finnesand said that is 200-300 more points than last year.

Cara Shoemaker won the coaches award as well as Champion swimmer for the meet. Finnesand said on top of that the Jason Shoemaker Spirit award. Finnesand said she was presented with that award which will be handed out yearly in memory of Jason and his love of the sport. It will be given to either a swimmer, parent or coach.

It is difficult to pick out any one swimmer, Finnesand said. From Colby Coyne in his first year of swimming on the team to Kendra Johnson winning her group for the sixth or seventh year in a row.

Not only did the Tigerfish swim hard, they concentrated on their strokes. Finnesand said there were less than 10 DQs compared to just one event at the Webster meet held earlier that had 10 DQs alone.

In the past Finnesand said the girls have carried the team when it comes to points. But both the boys and girls divisions did remarkable. She said the boys captured first in the points for the firsts.

The coach of eight years for Webster said the meet went seamless except for a little rain and lightning Friday night. She said everything worked out and the meet was on time and completed the weekend on Sunday.

She said what makes this possible is great swimmers all across the board and parents behind the program. “Our kids do the tough stuff,” Finnesand said. “We work hard at what others do not want to do.” Webster swimmers go the distance, and that is shown with results like these. Finnesand said she works with the kids in doing the 800 and 400 events.

Before, three years ago, the team had been getting second places overall, but now with more people and doing relays, it has taken off. Finnesand said it comes down to motivation and staying in and to keep going and coming to practices every day. Swimmers do not need to wait until they have completed all the swim lessons, they just have to come out.

While the Tigerfish may not be losing any swimmers except one for moving, they continue to look to fill those age groups. Swimmers are only required to attend two meets a year to qualify for the state seasonal meet, but many of them choose to swim more.

Coach Nikki Finnesand said, “It was a great year and it had a big pay off and for Cara (Shoemaker) she saw that.”

Those who stuck around following awards also got to see the entire team along with coaches jump into the pool as a team. Nikki said this was a bet the coaches made early on and followed through with it at the end. “We all got to see the big pay off.”

State results

for Webster

Girls

Alaina Baumgarn, 13-14, 100 free 1:15.58 15th; 200 free 2:45.12 eighth; 800 free 12:13.48 fourth; 100 back 1:27.35 12th; 200 back 3:02.16 fifth; 200 IM 3:00.42 eighth; 400 IM 6:22.84 sixth.

Braelynn Breske, 7-8, 100 free 1:40.32 third; 200 free 3:32.35 second; 50 back 48.33 second; 100 back 1:44.16 first; 50 breast 1:01.08 fifth; 100 breast 2:04.23 third; 100 IM 1:51.58 third.

Erin Case, 13-14, 200 free 2:52.62 11th; 800 free 12:58.11 sixth; 100 back 1:32.77 18th; 200 back 3:21.36 ninth; 100 breast 1:34.36 12th; 200 breast 3:24.97 13th; 200 IM 3:14.09 10th.

Georgia Duerre, 17 and over, 400 free 5:34.87 second; 800 free 11:21.56 first; 100 breast 1:23.33 third; 200 breast 3:03.31 second; 100 fly 1:16.81 third; 200 fly 3:03.06 second; 400 IM 6:12.18 first.

Kelsey Fischer, 9-10, 50 free 1:04.19 19th; 100 free 2:50.63 14th; 50 back 1:09.22 18th.

Harley Johnson, 11-12, 50 free 35.03 seventh; 100 free 1:19.25 12th; 50 back 42.14 sixth; 50 breast 41.15 fourth; 100 breast 1:27.90 second; 50 fly 37.55 fifth; 200 IM 3:07.49 eighth.

Jersey Johnson, 9-10, 50 free 36.13 fourth; 100 free 1:21.34 third; 50 back 41.57 second; 100 back 1:30.26 first; 50 breast 50.58 second; 100 breast 1:53.27 third; 200 IM 3:18.08 second.

Kendra Johnson, 17 and over, 50 free 27.82 first; 100 free 1:01.15 first; 100 back 1:14.44 second; 200 back 2:37.55 first; 100 breast 1:20.92 first; 100 fly 1:10.74 first; 200 IM 2:35.75 first.

Portlyn Johnson, six and under, 50 free 2:05.21 11th; 100 free 4:00.60 10th; 50 back 1:52.30 eighth; 100 back 3:54.32 sixth.

Ryan Johnson, 7-8, 50 free 54.77 12th; 100 free 2:08.76 13th; 50 back 1:06.12 21st; 100 back 2:26.85 20th; 50 breast 1:02.83 seventh; 100 breast 2:07.67 fifth; 100 IM 2:16.48 sixth.

Emerlee Jones, 9-10, 50 free 41.74 ninth; 100 free 1:30.85 fifth; 50 back 50.21 fifth; 100 back 1:48.15 fourth; 50 breast 52.92 fifth; 100 breast 1:53.39 fourth; 50 fly 51.48 fourth.

Ella Kaufman, 13-14, 100 back 1:26.21 11th; 100 breast 1:30.28 ninth; 200 breast 3:15.84 10th; 100 fly 1:28.37 sixth; 200 fly 3:20.29 fourth; 200 IM 2:56.81 fifth; 400 IM 6:20.84 fifth.

Emari Kaufman, 7-8, 100 free 1:23.87 first; 200 free 3:00.62 first; 50 back 43.27 first; 50 breast 49.83 first; 100 breast 1:44.12 first; 50 fly 44.14 first; 100 IM 1:35.20 first.

Madelyn Knight, 13-14, 50 free 30.29 seventh; 100 free 1:06.25 seventh; 100 back 1:17.51 fifth; 100 breast 1:23.50 fifth; 200 breast 2:56.21 third; 100 fly 1:17.85 third; 200 IM 2:43.11 second.

Addison Kuecker, 13-14, 100 free 1:13.75 14th; 800 free 12:39.92 fifth; 100 back 1:31.31 15th; 200 back 3:18.47 eighth; 100 breast 1:36.81 14th; 200 fly 4:01.69 sixth; 400 IM 7:11.47 seventh.

Kendra Kuehn, 11-12, 100 free 1:10.72 fourth; 200 free 2:47.46 fourth; 400 free 5:56.77 fifth; 800 free 12:48.68 fourth; 100 breast 1:30.68 fourth; 50 fly 36.40 third; 100 fly 1:27.16 fourth.

Jaden Lorensberg, 9-10, 50 free 40.87 sixth; 100 free 1:35.11 sixth; 200 free 3:27.83 third; 50 back 51.02 seventh; 50 breast 57.38 eighth; 50 fly 56.35 sixth; 100 fly 2:18.68 fourth.

Kodee Marx, 9-10, 50 free 35.71 third; 100 free 1:19.56 second; 50 back 47.33 third; 100 back 1:40.69 third; 50 fly 56.95 seventh; 100 fly 1:56.07 third; 200 IM 3:32.71 third.

Kylee Marx, 11-12, 50 free 28.01 second; 100 free 1:02.35 second; 50 back 36.36 second; 100 back 1:20.52 third; 50 fly 30.83 first; 100 fly 1:17.88 first; 200 IM 2:46.32 second.

Teagan Miller, 15-16, 50 free 37.00 eighth; 100 free 1:26.17 11th; 200 free 3:37.35 seventh; 400 free 7:57.88 seventh; 800 free 15:41.33 fourth; 100 back 1:46.73 ninth.

Ellie Mount, 15-16, 50 free 30.64 third; 100 free 1:08.12 fourth; 100 breast 1:28.89 third; 200 breast 3:15.28 second; 100 fly 1:22.29 third; 200 fly 3:04.01 second; 200 IM 2:49.44 third.

Madison Premus, 15-16, 50 free 26.34 first; 100 free 57.34 first; 200 free 2:09.76 first; 400 free 4:48.44 first; 100 breast 1:15.95 second; 200 breast 2:45.07 first; 200 IM 2:28.53 second.

Hadley Rithmiller, six and under, 50 free 2:02.88 10th; 100 free 3:51.49 ninth; 50 back 1:54.25 ninth.

Erin Sannes, 11-12, 100 free 1:10.72 fourth; 400 free 5:37.71 fourth; 800 free 11:38.99 first; 50 back 37.34 fourth; 100 back 1:22.84 fourth; 100 breast 1:33.34 eighth; 200 IM 2:52.00 fourth.

Karli Sannes, 9-10, 50 free 34.40 second; 200 free 2:46.63 first; 50 back 40.28 first; 50 fly 40.38 first; 100 fly 1:38.59 first; 200 IM 3:16.96 first.

Callie Shoemaker, 7-8, 50 free 40.20 first; 100 free 1:34.45 second; 50 back 50.73 fourth; 50 breast 57.39 second; 100 breast 2:02.95 second; 50 fly 50.12 second; 100 IM 1:44.51 second.

Cara Shoemaker, 15-16, 100 back 1:02.88 first; 200 back 2:19.07 first; 100 breast 1:13.07 first; 100 fly 1:07.80 first; 200 fly 2:36.82 first; 200 IM 2:22.22 first; 400 IM 5:13.61 first.

Abigail Snell, 15-16, 50 free 26.62 second; 100 free 59.99 second; 200 free 2:16.64 third; 400 free 5:08.13 third; 100 back 1:13.25 third; 100 breast 1:30.99 fourth; 100 fly 1:15.63 second.

Gabrielle Snell, 17 and over, 50 free 31.27 fourth; 100 free 1:14.66 fourth; 200 free 2:44.71 third; 400 free 6:01.60 third; 800 free 12:55.05 second; 100 back 1:23.66 fourth; 100 fly 1:28.92 fourth.

Jaycee Snell, 13-14, 100 free 1:00.64 first; 200 free 2:16.46 second; 800 free 10:15.25 first; 100 back 1:10.88 third; 100 breast 1:22.33 third; 200 breast 3:03.88 seventh; 400 IM 5:33.83 first.

Paige Snell, 13-14, 50 free 32.54 ninth; 100 free 1:12.62 13th; 200 free 2:47.96 ninth; 800 free 13:06.82 seventh; 100 breast 1:33.13 10th; 200 breast 3:18.73 11th.

Payton Snell, 11-12, 50 free 32.94 fourth; 100 free 1:13.53 ninth; 200 free 2:41.99 third; 400 free 5:56.77 fifth; 50 breast 40.87 third; 100 breast 1:28.03 third; 200 IM 3:00.07 sixth.

Tiann Snell, 15-16, 50 free 30.69 fourth; 100 free 1:09.16 fifth; 400 free 5:37.37 fourth; 800 free 11:47.02 third; 100 back 1:18.98 fourth; 100 fly 1:26.87 fifth; 200 fly 3:18.82 third.

Baylie Somsen, 11-12, 100 free 1:13.34 eighth; 400 free 6:00.39 seventh; 800 free 12:26.24 third; 50 breast 41.96 sixth; 100 breast 1:33.15 sixth; 100 fly 1:23.54 third.

Kinley Tupper, six and under, 50 free 54.32 first; 100 free 2:04.51 first; 200 free 4:54.51 second; 50 back 53.23 first; 100 back 2:03.18 first.

Brooke Vogl, 15-16, 100 free 1:01.24 third; 200 free 2:10.93 second; 400 free 4:53.74 second; 800 free 10:17.05 first; 100 back 1:09.92 second; 200 back 2:31.74 second; 400 IM 5:49.25 second.

Holly Vogl, 13-14, 200 free 2:19.33 third; 400 free 5:15.90 first; 800 free 10:32.87 second; 100 back 1:10.29 second; 200 back 2:31.34 first; 200 breast 3:12.10 eighth; 200 fly 2:53.58 second.

Lydia Vogl, 11-12, 100 free 1:17.03 10th; 200 free 2:47.57 fifth; 400 free 6:14.49 eighth; 800 free 12:24.19 second; 100 back 1:29.89 fifth; 100 breast 1:52.67 14th; 100 fly 1:38.23 fifth.

Boys

Jackson Baumgarn, 7-8, 200 free 3:07.43 first; 50 back 45.80 first; 100 back 1:41.57 second; 50 breast 52.01 second; 50 fly 48.38 second; 100 fly 1:53.01 first; 100 IM 1:41.36 second.

Colby Coyne, 7-8, 50 free 41.50 third; 100 free 1:40.47 third; 50 back 54.70 fourth; 100 back 2:07.83 fourth; 50 breast 59.56 third; 50 fly 1:08.69 fourth; 100 IM 1:55.78 third.

Max Duerre, 13-14, 50 free 29.35 fifth; 100 free 1:06.08 sixth; 200 free 2:32.57 third; 400 free 5:38.22 fourth; 800 free 11:55.83 third; 100 breast 1:27.68 third; 200 breast 3:15.33 fifth.

Carson Fischer, 7-8, 50 free 1:39.49 14th; 50 back 2:08.41 13th.

Thomas Kuecker, 11-12, 400 free 6:20.31 third; 800 free 12:56.02 second; 50 back 41.74 fourth; 100 back 1:29.29 third; 50 breast 47.89 fourth; 100 breast 1:47.70 sixth; 200 IM 3:26.07 third.

Dasan Mathison, 15-16, 100 back 1:06.83 first; 200 back 2:30.04 first; 100 breast 1:15.59 first; 200 breast 2:48.16 first; 200 fly 2:55.78 first; 200 IM 2:23.78 first; 400 IM 5:24.31 first.

Tacey Miller, 11-12, 50 free 42.91 eighth; 100 free 1:33.06 ninth; 200 free 3:42.11 fourth; 400 free 8:07.51 fourth; 100 back 1:43.88 seventh; 100 breast 2:14.51 10th; 200 IM 4:13.38 fifth.

Carson Mount, 13-14, 50 free 25.21 first; 100 free 56.65 first; 100 back 1:08.78 first; 100 breast 1:16.39 first; 100 fly 1:07.40 first; 200 fly 3:01.50 second; 200 IM 2:30.90 first.

Matthew Mount, 9-10, 50 free 32.83 second; 100 free 1:13.74 second; 50 back 39.75 second; 100 back 1:28.52 second; 50 fly 39.06 first; 100 fly 1:39.76 second; 200 IM 3:24.21 second.

Jacob Pereboom, 13-14, 400 free 4:46.16 first; 800 free 9:55.88 first; 100 back 1:09.64 third; 200 back 2:36.59 second; 200 breast 3:09.80 third; 200 IM 2:38.14 third; 400 IM 5:34.60 second.

McKoy Pereboom, 7-8, 50 free 38.29 second; 100 free 1:26.94 first; 200 free 3:12.89 second; 50 back 47.39 second; 100 back 1:37.74 first; 50 fly 42.42 first; 100 IM 1:40.45 first.

Caleb Sannes, 15-16, 50 free 29.34 first; 100 free 1:09.25 first; 200 free 2:40.89 first; 400 free 5:47.86 first; 800 free 11:45.97 first; 100 breast 1:28.15 second; 200 breast 3:24.48 second.

Gavin Sannes, 13-14, 100 free 1:04.71 fourth; 400 free 5:33.64 third; 800 free 11:00.87 second; 100 breast 1:29.96 seventh; 200 breast 3:14.52 fourth; 200 fly 3:14.00 third; 400 IM 6:21.59 fourth.

Cole Shoemaker, 11-12, 50 free 33.62 second; 100 free 1:15.19 third; 400 free 5:59.43 second; 800 free 12:12.59 first; 50 fly 39.65 first; 100 fly 1:42.09 second; 200 IM 3:16.99 second.

Bryce Snell, 9-10, 50 free 40.82 14th; 100 free 1:27.39 eighth; 200 free 3:08.82 sixth; 50 back 48.12 eighth; 100 back 1:42.14 seventh; 50 breast 1:02.13 eighth; 50 fly 48.48 eighth.

Jack Snell, 9-10, 50 free 37.77 eighth; 100 free 1:34.64 12th; 200 free 3:20.23 eighth; 50 back 47.53 seventh; 50 breast 1:01.09 seventh; 50 fly 51.23 ninth.

Girls relays

Open – 200 free: (J. Johnson, Somsen, L. Vogl, T. Snell) 2:15.86 10th; (Cara Shoemaker, Premus, K. Johnson, A. Snell) 1:47.96 first; (Kylee Marx, Knight, E. Mount, Jaycee Snell) 1:55.19 second; (H. Vogl, B. Vogl, G. Duerre, Kuehn) 1:57.95 fourth; (Ella Kaufman, A. Baumgarn, P. Snell, G. Snell) 2:07.48 sixth; (E. Sannes, Payton Snell, A. Kuecker, E. Case) 2:16.35 11th.

200 MR: (Payton Snell, Paige Snell, A. Baumgarn, Kuehn) 2:29.66 seventh; (K. Sannes, H. Johnson, G. Snell, L. Vogl) 2:37.31 11th; (A. Kuecker, E. Case, Somsen, E. Sannes) 2:33.01 10th; (Cara Shoemaker, K. Johnson, Premus, A. Snell) 2:05.14 first; (Knight, G. Duerre, Jaycee Snell, Kylee Marx) 2:17.22 fourth; (B. Vogl, E. Mount, H. Vogl, Ella Kaufman) 2:18.81 fifth.

9-10 – 200 free: (Kodee Marx, J. Johnson, K. Sannes, Jones) 2:32.90 first.

200 MR: (J. Johnson, Jones, K. Sannes, Kodee Marx) 2:55.19 first.

11-12 – 200 free: (Kylee Marx, Kuehn, E. Sannes, Payton Snell) 2:05.49 first; (E. Sannes, Payton Snell, Kylee Marx, Kuehn) 2:23.74 first.

13-14 – 200 free: (H. Vogl, Knight, Ella Kaufman, J. Snell) 1:54.99 first; (E. Case, Paige Snell, A. Baumgarn, A. Kuecker) 2:10.31 fourth.

200 MR: (A. Kuecker, Paige Snell, A. Baumgarn, E. Case) 2:35.04 fourth; (H. Vogl, Knight, J. Snell, Ella Kaufman) 2:14.93 second;

15 and over – 200 free: (E. Mount, K. Johnson, G. Duerre, G. Snell) 2:01.00 second; (Premus, Cara Shoemaker, B. Vogl, A. Snell) 1:45.40 first.

200 MR: (Cara Shoemaker, Premus, K. Johnson, A. Snell) 2:02.71 first; (B. Vogl, T. Snell, G. Duerre, E. Mount) 2:14.96 second.

Boys Relays

Open – 200 free: (T. Kuecker, J. Baumgarn, Jack Snell, B. Snell) 2:42.43 seventh; (M. Mount, M. Duerre, C. Sannes, Cole Shoemaker) 2:12.06 third; (Mathison, G. Sannes, J. Pereboom, C. Mount) 1:46.22 first.

200 MR: (Mathison, G. Sannes, J. Pereboom, C. Mount) 2:07.88 first; (M. Pereboom, T. Kuecker, J. Baumgarn, Tacey Miller) 3:11.24 seventh; (M. Mount, C. Sannes, M. Duerre, Cole Shoemaker) 2:35.66 third.

13-14 –  200 free: (C. Mount, G. Sannes, J. Pereboom, M. Duerre) 1:51.15 first.

200 MR: (J. Pereboom, G. Sannes, C. Mount, M. Duerre) 2:12.68 first.

Mixed relays

Eight and under – 100 free: (Emari Kaufman, Callie Shoemaker, J. Baumgarn, M. Pereboom) 1:13.20 first; (Breske, Coyne, R. Johnson, Tupper) 1:30.94 third;

100 MR: (M. Pereboom, J. Baumgarn, Emari Kaufman, Callie Shoemaker) 1:27.50 first; (Breske, R. Johnson, Coyne, Tupper) 1:43.35 second.

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