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Swimmers take sixth at Oakley PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jes-c Brandt   

While there were fewer Holyoke swimmers at the Oakley meet, those who attended were strong competition, placing well in many of the events. Better weather, as well as good times, made it an enjoyable meet, noted coach LeAnne McWilliams.

As Oakley is the last meet before league competition July 10-11 in Wray, it was the last chance for swimmers to get a time in a new event. Coach Brenda Krueger noted at league, swimmers can compete in five individual events instead of the usual three.

Shianne Willmon, said Krueger, worked hard all week to master the breaststroke, and Keegan Shaw was hard at work on his butterfly. Also showing great improvement was Emily Jelden, who took four seconds off her 100 yd. individual medley (IM). Due to hard work in practice, Morganne Kumm cut time in all three of her individual events.

Team standings at the end of the day were Colby in first with 299.5, Goodland 224, Oberlin 200, Wray 190, Burlington 152.5, Holyoke 116 and Oakley 74.

Individual results for Holyoke swimmers are as follows:

8 and under

Girls— Emily Jelden—1st, 25 yd. butterfly; 1st, 100 yd. IM; 2nd, 25 yd. freestyle.

Morganne Kumm–4th, 100 yd. IM; 6th, 25 yd. freestyle.

Brenna Sullivan—5th, 25 yd. breaststroke; 6th, 50 yd. freestyle.

Boys—Keegan Shaw—2nd, 50 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 25 yd. butterfly; 5th, 25 yd. freestyle.

100 yd. mixed freestyle relay—3rd, Kumm, Sullivan, Shaw and Shianne Willmon.


Girls—Emily Krogmeier—1st, 25 yd. butterfly; 2nd, 100 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 25 yd. breaststroke.

Tara Krueger—1st, 100 yd. IM; 2nd, 25 yd. backstroke; 3rd, 25 yd. breaststroke.

Boys—Tristan Sullivan—3rd, 25 yd. butterfly; 3rd, 25 yd. backstroke; 4th, 100 yd. freestyle.

100 yd. mixed medley relay—3rd, Anna Jelden, Emily Jelden, Kumm and Shaw.


Girls—Danielle Brandt—2nd, 50 yd. freestyle; 2nd, 50 yd. butterfly; 3rd, 100 yd. IM.

Lori McWilliams—6th, 50 yd. breaststroke.

200 yd. girls’ freestyle relay—1st, Brandt, McWilliams, Krueger and Krogmeier.

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


Girls—LeAnne McWilliams—1st, 100 yd. backstroke; 1st, 200 yd. IM; 2nd, 50 yd. freestyle.