Holyoke swimmers who placed in the top six for season points in their respective age groups are pictured from left, front row, coach Tara Krueger, Sophia Rahe, Reese Steggs, Mylee Dirks and coach Brenda Krueger; second row, Mason Powell, Marren Dirks, Rorey Schneller and Teagan Martin; third row, coach Aly Brinkema, Tayla Martin, Ethan Schneller, Haley Van Overbeke, Rylee Schneller, Kristin Vieselmeyer and coach Amy Krogmeier; and back row, Lali Marquez, Traeli Hutches, Emily Krogmeier, Regan Van Overbeke, Drew Stewart, Keegan Shaw and coach Adria Colver. —Michelle Van Overbeke photo

Several records broken, trophies won at league swim meet

The Northwest Kansas Swim League concluded its 2017 season with the league swim meet in Goodland, Kansas, July 7-8. Holyoke Swim Club finished the meet in second place overall, and several individuals earned recognition for their performance both at the league meet and over the entire season.

All the individual distance events were held, and Holyoke swimmers were record-breaking machines. In the 13-14 age division, Rylee Schneller set a new record in every event she swam that day. Swimming the 200 yard individual medley in 2:29.39, she broke the Goodland record that she’d set herself last year. In the 100 yard freestyle, her time was 1:01.26, and in the 200 yard freestyle, she finished in 2:17.54.

Also breaking records previously set by themselves were sisters Haley and Regan Van Overbeke, both in the 500 yard freestyle event in their respective age divisions. Haley finished with a time of 6:58.31, and Regan 6:12.17. Regan also set a new record in the 200 yard freestyle, finishing in 2:15.17.

Emily Krogmeier broke a record that had stood since 2007 in the 15-18-year-old 200 yard IM, with a time of 2:34.24.

Saturday was filled with sprints and relays, and HSC went on to break two more Holyoke records for the 200 yard girls freestyle relays in both the 11-12 and 13-14 divisions. Marren Dirks, Eva Kramer, Adison Goldenstein and Abigail Dille finished with a time of 2:04.30, and Rylee Schneller, Kristin Vieselmeyer, Elise Krogmeier and Haley Van Overbeke clocked 1:59.89.

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