|Holyoke swimmers break three relay records|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Three relay records fell when Holyoke swimmers took to the water Saturday, June 2 in the season opener of the Northwest Kansas Swim League.
Held in Holyoke, the opening meet featured 235 swimmers from eight teams. Holyoke earned 230 points to capture 2nd place in team standings.
Bethany Thomas provides some words of encouragement to her
Seth Watson, Emily Jelden, Lali Marquez and Demiah Hernandez teamed up to break two relay records in the 9-10 mixed competition, and coach Aly Brinkema was extremely proud of them.
They clocked a 1:08.60 to win the 100 yd. mixed freestyle relay, breaking the old record by over seven seconds. In the 100 yd. mixed medley relay, they swam a 1:24.13 to beat the old record by four and a half seconds.
The previous records in both relays were set just last year by Holyoke swimmers. In fact, Jelden and Watson were on the 2011 record-breaking teams, joined by Brenna Sullivan and Keegan Shaw.
Holyoke’s 13-14 girls’ 200 yd. medley relay team broke the 2004 record by 1.29 seconds. Lori McWilliams started the relay with the backstroke, Tara Krueger swam breaststroke, Danielle Brandt butterfly and Emily Krogmeier freestyle to clock a 2:23.34 for the new record.
The eight-year-old record that fell was also set by a Holyoke team including Hannah Newman backstroke, Shannon Bornhoft breaststroke, Robin O’Neal butterfly and Brittany Young freestyle.
Goodland won Saturday’s swim meet with 307.5 points, followed by Holyoke 230, Wray 206, Colby 152.5, Burlington 150, Oberlin 133, Flagler 27 and Oakley 23.
Coach Adria Colver noted five boys in the 9 and older divisions added valuable points for Holyoke. She said Remington Hielscher, Seth Watson, Tate Dille, Keegan Shaw, Drew Stewart, Austin Herman and Issac Brandt all swam well.
Levi Dille comes up for air while swimming in the boys’ 8 and under 25 yd. freestyle competition.
Often, teammates battled other teammates for the top places, Colver pointed out. There was lots of healthy team rivalry, she added.
Coach Brenda Krueger praised both the new swimmers and experienced kids in the 8 and under division.
Elby Kropp receives instructions from coach Brenda Krueger before
Next up in the NWKSL season is the Saturday, June 9 meet in Wray, with action starting at 8 a.m.
Individual results for Holyoke swimmers at the June 2 meet follow:
8 and under
Girls—Kristin Vieselmeyer—1st, 50 yd. freestyle; 1st, 100 yd. individual medley; 2nd, 25 yd. backstroke.
Elise Krogmeier—1st, 25 yd. butterfly; 2nd, 25 yd. breaststroke; 3rd, 100 yd. individual medley.
Elise Krogmeier races across the pool during the girls’ 8 and under 25 yd. butterfly. —Enterprise photo
Lauren Herman—2nd, 50 yd. freestyle; 4th, 25 yd. freestyle; 5th, 25 yd. breaststroke.
Danielle Wilkening—2nd, 100 yd. individual medley.
Boys—Levi Dille—4th, 25 yd. butterfly.
Isaiah Rahe—5th, 25 yd. backstroke.
Koby Way—6th, 25 yd. backstroke.
100 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—1st, Vieselmeyer, Krogmeier, Herman and Wilkening.
100 yd. boys’ freestyle relay—3rd, Isaiah Rahe, Dille, Max Dirks and Koby Way.
Koby Way pushes off the wall to begin his leg of boys’ 8 and under 100 yd. freestyle relay. —Enterprise photo
100 yd. girls’ medley relay—1st, Bria Thomas, Krogmeier, Wilkening and Elby Kropp.
100 yd. mixed medley relay—3rd, Dille, Herman, Vieselmeyer and Dirks.
Haley Van Overbeke positions herself for the start of the 9-10 25 yd. backstroke.
Girls—Demiah Hernandez—1st, 100 yd. freestyle; 1st, 25 yd. freestyle; 1st, 25 yd. backstroke.
Emily Jelden—2nd, 25 yd. butterfly; 2nd, 100 yd. individual medley; 3rd, 25 yd. backstroke.
Lali Marquez—3rd, 25 yd. breaststroke; 4th, 25 yd. backstroke; 4th, 100 yd. individual medley.
Rylee Schneller—1st, 25 yd. breaststroke.
Morganne Kumm—3rd, 100 yd. freestyle; 5th, 25 yd. butterfly; 6th, 25 yd. freestyle.
Josie Herman—4th, 100 yd. freestyle; 6th, 25 yd. backstroke; 6th, 25 yd. breaststroke.
Boys—Seth Watson—1st, 25 yd. freestyle; 1st, 25 yd. backstroke; 2nd, 100 yd. freestyle.
Remington Hielscher—3rd, 25 yd. backstroke; 4th, 25 yd. butterfly.
Tate Dille—4th, 25 yd. backstroke.
100 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—2nd, Shianne Willmon, Lauren Bergner, Herman and Kumm.
100 yd. mixed freestyle relay—1st (new record), Jelden, Watson, Marquez and Hernandez; 2nd, Ashley Rahe, Haley Van Overbeke, Hielscher and Schneller.
Remington Hielscher cheers for his teammates after finishing his leg
100 yd. girls’ medley relay—3rd, Willmon, Bergner, Kumm and Herman.
100 yd. mixed medley relay— 1st, (new record), Watson, Jelden, Marquez and Hernandez; 4th, Schneller, Rahe, Hielscher and Van Overbeke.
Girls—Regan Van Overbeke—4th, 50 yd. freestyle; 4th, 100 yd. individual medley.
Juliana Hernandez—5th, 100 yd. freestyle; 5th, 50 yd. backstroke.
Juliana Hernandez takes a breath as she swims in the girls’ 11-12 100 yd. freestyle race. —Enterprise photo
Anna Jelden—5th, 50 yd. breaststroke.
Boys—Drew Stewart—3rd, 100 yd. freestyle.
200 yd. mixed freestyle relay—1st, Stewart, Van Overbeke, Jelden and Hernandez; 3rd, Keegan Shaw, Kyra Loutensock, Tate Dille and Kylie Park of Oakley.
200 yd. mixed medley relay—1st, Shaw, Van Overbeke, Stewart and Hernandez; 4th, Dille, Jelden, Loutensock and Kylie Park of Oakley.
Girls—Danielle Brandt—1st, 100 yd. backstroke; 1st, 100 yd. butterfly; 2nd, 200 yd. individual medley.
Danielle Brandt pulls herself through the water during the girls’ 13-14 100 yd. butterfly event. She also swam the butterfly during the girls’ 13-14 200 yd. medley relay to help her team set a new meet record. Joining Brandt on the record-breaking team were Tara Krueger, Emily Krogmeier and Lori McWilliams. —Enterprise photo
Emily Krogmeier—1st, 200 yd. individual medley; 2nd, 100 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 100 yd. butterfly.
Lori McWilliams—2nd, 100 yd. backstroke; 2nd, 100 yd. breaststroke; 5th, 100 yd. freestyle.
Tara Krueger—3rd, 100 yd. backstroke; 3rd, 100 yd. breaststroke; 5th, 50 yd. freestyle.
Boys—Issac Brandt—2nd, 100 yd. breaststroke; 5th, 100 yd. backstroke.
200 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—1st, Dani Brandt, McWilliams, Krueger and Krogmeier.
200 yd. mixed freestyle relay—1st, Issac Brandt, Austin Herman, Michalla Drake and Tyler Park of Oakley.
200 yd. girls’ medley relay—1st, (new record), McWilliams, Krueger, Brandt and Krogmeier.
200 yd. mixed medley relay—Exhibition—Drake, Issac Brandt, Herman and Tyler Park of Oakley.
Malena McWilliams competed.