|Holyoke swimmers compete in Colby|
|Written by Jes-c Brandt|
Despite rainy weather, Holyoke swimmers continued to swim well in their meet in Colby, Kan. Saturday, June 20.
Coach Brenda Krueger noted she was especially proud of the swimmers’ perseverance through the bad weather. It’s hard to stay focused, she said, when there are so many delays. The team, however, concentrated on swimming and proved very successful.
Once again, swimmers stepped up to a challenge, competing in new events. Krueger commented on Seth Watson, Keegan Shaw and Lali Marquez, stating how proud she is of them trying butterfly for the first time in a meet.
Team placing at the end of the meet was Colby in first with 303.5 points. Goodland had 255.5, Oberlin 225.5, Wray 183, Holyoke 120.5, Burlington 86, Oakley 43 and Flagler 28.
The Holyoke Swim Club will be traveling to Oakley, Kan. Saturday, June 27 for their last meet before the league competition.
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Girls—Kyra Loutensock—3rd, 25 yd. backstroke; 4th, 25 yd. breaststroke; 5th, 50 yd. freestyle.
Emily Jelden—1st, 25 yd. butterfly; 5th, 25 yd. freestyle.
Brenna Sullivan—3rd, 50 yd. freestyle; 6th, 25 yd. freestyle.
Also competing was Lali Marquez.
Boys—Keegan Shaw—3rd, 25 yd. backstroke; 3rd, 25 yd. butterfly; 6th, 25 yd. freestyle.
Seth Watson—4th, 25 yd. freestyle.
100 yd. mixed freestyle relay—2nd, Watson, Lauren Bergner, Sullivan and Shaw.
Girls—Tara Krueger—1st, 100 yd. freestyle; 1st, 25 yd. breaststroke; 4th, 25 yd. backstroke.
Emily Krogmeier—2nd, 25 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 25 yd. butterfly; 2nd, 100 yd. individual medley (IM).
Boys—Tristan Sullivan—3rd, 100 yd. IM; 4th, 25 yd. breaststroke; 5th, 100 yd. freestyle.
100 yd. mixed freestyle relay—2nd, Tristan Sullivan, Anna Jelden, Loutensock and Emily Jelden.
Girls—Danielle Brandt—1st, 50 yd. butterfly; 2nd, 50 yd. backstroke; 3rd, 100 yd. IM.
Lori McWilliams—3rd, 200 yd. freestyle; 4th, 50 yd. backstroke.
200 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—1st, Lori McWilliams, Krogmeier, Krueger and Brandt.
Girls—Malena McWilliams—6th, 100 yd. freestyle.
Girls—LeAnne McWilliams—1st, 100 yd. backstroke; 1st, 200 yd. IM.
Pamela McWilliams—3rd, 200 yd. IM; 4th, 100 yd. butterfly.