McCook YMCA swim team competes at state

Monday, March 7, 2005

LINCOLN -- The YMCA swim team from McCook competed in their final meet Saturday at the YMCA State Meet in Lincoln.

More than 400 swimmers and 10 teams competed in the meet at Lincon Northeast High School.

McCook finished with 144 points which placed them 8th ahead of Hastings and Kearney.

"We saw some outstanding swimmers especially from the eastern part of the state," said Tracy Flaska, coach of the McCook team.

"Our kids swam very well and were not intimidated by the larger teams that were present.

"Some, however, were a little shocked at the size of the arena, but that didn't seem to affect their performances."

Outstanding performances by the McCook swimmers included:

Madeline Shaddock placed 2nd in the 11-12 girls 50-yard backstroke and 5th in the 11-12 girls 50-yard butterfly.

Whitney Korgan placed 2nd in the 13-14 girls 200-yard IM, 3rd in the 13-14 girls 100 yard freestyle and 5th in the 13-14 girls 50 yard freestyle. Matt Carriker placed 5th in the 13-14 boys 200 yard IM and 6th in both the 13-14 boys 100 yard breaststroke and the 13-14 100 yard freestyle.

Top finishers in the relay events were:

First place went to the 13-14 girls 200 yard medley relay consisting of Madeline Shaddock, Heather Glodt, Whitney Korgan and Hillary Chvatal.

Fourth place went to the 13-14 girls 200 yard free relay consisting of Madeline Shaddock, Kayla Fahrenbruch, Hillary Chvatal, and Whitney Korgan.

"This season has been fantastic," Flaska said. "The kids have worked hard these past six months and it all comes down to this final state meet. I have been very proud of this group all season long."

The team will now take a break until Summer League which begins at the end of May. Summer swim is open to all area kids and adults.

Other results are as


9-10 girls

Miranda Holliday

100 yard freestyle 9th

50 yard breaststroke 18th

50 yard freestyle 16th

Karli Blank

50 yard backstroke 30th

50 yard freestyle 35th

Bryn Carriker

50 yard backstroke 32nd

50 yard breaststroke 29th

50 yard freestyle 42nd

Medley relay 7th

Karli Blank, Cassidy Shields, Kiah Blau, Miranda Holliday

Free relay 8th

Jamie Soderlund, Karli Blank, Miranda Holliday, Kiah Blau

11-12 girls

Madeline Shaddock

50 yard butterfly 5th

50 yard backstroke 2nd

50 yard breaststroke 12th

Clarissa Walkowiak

100 yard freestyle 30th

50 yard backstroke 13th

50 yard freestyle 37th

Kayla Fahrenbruch

50 yard butterfly 11th

50 yard breaststroke 21st

50 yard freestyle 20th

Ashley Noltensmeier

100 yard freestyle 29th

50 yard butterfly 15th

50 yard freestyle 25th

Medley relay 10th

Clarissa Walkowiak, Ashley Horton, Kayla Fahrenbruch, Ashley Noltensmeier

11- 12 boys

Jake Fahrenbruch

100 yard freestyle 9th

50 yard breaststroke 13th

13-14 girls

Whitney Korgan

50 yard freestyle 5th

100 yard freestyle 3rd

200 yard IM 2nd

Medley relay 1st

Madeline Shaddock, Heather Glodt, Whitney Korgan, Hillary Chvatal

Free relay 4th

Madeline Shaddock, Kayla Fahrenbruch, Whitney Korgan, Hillary Chvatal

13-14 boys

Matt Carriker

100 yard breaststroke 6th

100 yard freestyle 6th

200 yard IM 5th

Casey Sines-Baker

50 yard freestyle 8th

100 yard breaststroke 8th

Junior girls

Kimberly Kness

100 yard backstroke 10th

200 yard freestyle 10th

200 yard IM 8th

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