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  Members of the Holyoke Swim Club competed at the League Meet in Colby, Kan. July 9-10. Those receiving trophies are pictured from left, front row, Lauren Bergner, 6th, 8 and under season high point; Seth Watson, 2nd, 8 and under season high point; and Emily Jelden, 1st, 8 and under season high point and 1st, 8 and under meet high point; and back row, Lori McWilliams, 6th, 11-12 season high point; Danielle Brandt, 3rd, 11-12 season high point; Megan Vieselmeyer, 5th, 13-14 season high point; and Morganne Kumm, 3rd, 8 and under season high point. Not pictured is Emily Krogmeier, 2nd, 11-12 season high point.   —Enterprise photo

Last weekend marked the conclusion of the Northwest Kansas Swim League summer season. Holyoke Swim Club has had a number of dedicated members swimming at each meet, league being no exception. The team brought home nine trophies and several medals from the July 9-10 meet in Colby, Kan.

“The two day meet was extremely successful both in time drops, as well as improved technique,” said coach Adria Colver.

Due to the absence of a teammate, the 11-12 girls moved to the 13-14 age group for their relays. They dropped an astonishing amount of time in the 200 yd. freestyle relay and later won the medley relay, with another personal best time. It was a terrific finish to the meet and the season, Colver commented.

Swimmers were recognized at the end of the league meet for cumulative points throughout the season. In the girls 8 and under age division, Emily Jelden took 1st; Morganne Kumm, 3rd; and Lauren Berg­ner, 6th. Seth Watson placed 2nd in boys 8 and under.

In girls 11-12 Emily Krogmeier placed 2nd; Danielle Brandt, 3rd; and Lori McWilliams, 6th. Megan Vieselmeyer placed 5th in the girls 13-14 category.

In addition to season high points, trophies were also given for high point winners at the two-day league meet. Holyoke’s Emily Jelden won first in her age group.

Team points at the end of the meet were Goodland, 340; Colby, 278; Wray, 246; Oberlin, 207; Burlington, 193; Holyoke, 139; Flagler, 52; and Oakley, 50.

Holyoke’s individual results are as follows:

8 and under

Girls—Emily Jelden—1st, 25 yd. butterfly; 1st, 100 yd. individual medley (IM); 2nd, 50 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 25 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 25 yd. backstroke.

Morganne Kumm—1st, 25 yd. freestyle; 3rd, 25 yd. breaststroke; 5th, 100 yd. IM.

Lali Marquez—2nd, 25 yd. butterfly; 4th, 100 yd. IM; 5th, 50 yd. freestyle.

Josie Herman—4th, 25 yd. backstroke; 5th, 25 yd. breaststroke.

Lauren Bergner—5th, 25 yd. backstroke; 6th, 100 yd. IM.

Demiah Hernandez—3rd, 50 yd. freestyle.

100 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—HSC A, 2nd, Jelden, Kumm, Shianne Willmon and Josie Herman.

100 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—HSC B, 4th, Hernandez, Kristin Vieselmeyer, Bergner and Johana Anderson of Wray.

100 yd. girls’ medley relay—HSC A, 1st, Hernandez, Berg­ner, Marquez and Kumm.

100 yd. girls’ medley relay—HSC B, 4th, Wilkening, Josie Herman, Jelden and Lauren Herman.

Boys—Seth Watson—4th, 50 yd. freestyle; 4th, 25 yd. backstroke; 5th, 25 yd. freestyle; 6th, 25 yd. butterfly.

100 yd. mixed freestyle relay—2nd, Watson, Lauren Herman, Danielle Wilkening and Marquez.

100 yd. mixed medley relay—3rd, Vieselmeyer, Willmon, Watson and David Brophy of Wray.


Keegan Shaw—5th, 25 yd. backstroke.

100 yd. girls’ medley relay—6th, Karen Nuñez, Anna Jelden, Brenna Sullivan and Kyra Loutensock.

Also swimming were Juliana Hernandez and Andrea Becerra.


Girls—Danielle Brandt— 1st, 200 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 50 yd. backstroke; 2nd, 50 yd. butterfly; 4th, 100 yd. IM; 5th, 50 yd. freestyle.

Emily Krogmeier—2nd, 100 yd. IM; 2nd, 200 yd. freestyle; 3rd, 100 yd. freestyle.

Lori McWilliams—3rd, 50 yd. backstroke; 4th, 50 yd. breaststroke; 4th, 200 yd. freestyle.

Tara Krueger—5th, 50 yd. breaststroke.

Boys—Issac Brandt—2nd, 50 yd. breaststroke.

Tristan Sullivan, 6th, 50 yd. backstroke.

200 yd. boys’ medley relay—3rd, Keegan Shaw, Brandt, Sullivan and Austin Herman.

200 yd. boys’ freestyle relay—4th, Sullivan, Brandt, Shaw and Herman.


Girls—Megan Vieselmeyer—3rd, 100 yd. backstroke; 4th, 100 yd. freestyle; 4th, 200 yd. IM.

200 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—3rd, Lori McWilliams, Malena McWilliams, Krueger and Brandt.

200 yd. girls’ medley relay—1st, Lori McWilliams, Krueger, Brandt and Vieselmeyer.