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Swimming: Stingrays get 29 firsts in Austin


AUSTIN —The Worthington Stingrays swim team performed solidly at its meet Saturday in Austin. The Stingrays racked up 29 first-place efforts and 20 silvers through the meet.

Hannah Rahn and Sophie Wietzema were two swimmers for the Stingrays who finished with three individual golds. Rahn finished first in the girls 11-12 50 free, 100 free and 50 breaststroke. Wietzema’s winning efforts were in the girls 9-10 50 backstroke, 50 fly and 100 free. Oliver Wolyniec, Ben Doeden, Nick Freese, Sarah Janssen and Nathan Johnson each finished with a couple of golds.

Wolyniec’s first place individual finishes were earned in the boys 15-and-over 50 free and 100 breaststroke, Doeden’s were earned on the boys 100 individual medley and 100 backstroke, Freese’s were from the boys 9-10 50 backstroke and breaststroke and Johnson’s came from the girls 13-14 100 free and 100 breaststroke. Janssen’s were in the girls 15-and-over 200 free and 50 free.

Gina Huber placed first in the girls 13-14 100 backstroke and claimed second place in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke, Cameron Jenson took first in the boys 15-and-over 100 free and second in the 15-and-over 50 free, Max Langerud won the boys 13-14 50 free and placed second in the 100 breaststroke, Meredith Moore won the girls 15-and-over 100 backstroke, Ashley Muller won the girls 15-and-over individual medley, Madison Neuberger took silver in the girls 50 free and 100 free, Gabrielle Chapulis won the girls 9-10 50 breaststroke, Blaine Doeden won the boys 11-12 50 fly and finished second in the 100 individual medley, Anwar Farra won the boys 11-12 50 breaststroke and Ashley Freese won the girls 8-and-under 25 breaststroke.

In other second place finishes, Morgan Hockel finished second in the girls 15-and-over 100 backstroke, Kyle Janssen claimed silver in the boys 13-14 100 free, Rebecca Christensen was second in the girls 15-and-over 200 backstroke, Bryan Doeden was second in the boys 11-12 100 individual medley and the 100 freestyle.

The Stingrays finished with four first place efforts in relays. The team’s girls 13-14 200 medley (Huber, Rahn, Lexi Freese and Mackenzie Hockel), boys 13-14 200 medley (Anwar Farra, Johnson, Max Langerud and Janssen), boys 13-14 200 free (Janssen, Doeden, Langerud, Johnson) and boys 15-and-over 200 free (Jenson, Bryan Doeden, Ben Doeden and Wolyniec) each finished first. In second place were the girls 9-10 200 medley (Marah Purdy, Chapulis, Wietzema and Kendall Nixon), the girls 15-and-over 200 medley (Hockel, Rachel Koller, Muller and Sarah Janssen), the girls 11-12 200 freestyle (Lexi Freese, Hockel, Wietzema and Rahn) and the boys 9-10 200 freestyle (Andrew Dorcey, Sammy Farra, Evan Lorenz and Nick Freese).

Worthington will be in competition Saturday at the Worthington Area YMCA. Swimming begins at 11 a.m.