Stingrays' Sophie Weitzema qualifies for regionals and team wins eight events
WINONA -- The Stingrays competed in a triangular meet at Winona Saturday, competing against swimmers from Winona and Wisconsin.
Due to the travel, the Stingrays had just 27 swimmers to compete. The distance didn't stop Sophie Weitzema from qualifying for regionals thanks to cutting her 50-yard freestyle time by 1.01 seconds and finishing in second with a time of 44.32 seconds.
Due to the small turnout for the Stingrays and some stiff competition, the squad only had five first-place finishes in individual events and three in relays.
Three of those individual first-place finishes went to Cameron Jenson. Jenson took home championships in the Boys 14 and Under 200 free (2 minutes, 20.76 seconds), 100 free (1:02.88) and the 100 breaststroke (1:26.51).
Sarah Janssen took home the crown in the Girls 18 and Under 100 free (1:04.54) and Porter Elsing won the Boys 12 and Under 50 butterfly (43.08) to round out the individual winners.
In relay action, Madison Neuberger, Ashley Muller, Tori Elsing and Meredith Moore teamed up to win the Girls 14 and Under 200 medley (2:28.15), while Cameron Janssen, Eli Gaul, Bryan Doeden and Levi Blanchard won the Boys 14 and Under 200 free (2:06.47). Sarah Janssen, Tracy Prins and Brittany Saulsgiver won the Girls 18 and Under 200 free relay (2:04.07) to round out the relay winners for Worthington.
The Stingrays will be hosting a meet Saturday against the Mankato Marlins at the Worthington YMCA.