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Swimming: Stingrays get 29 firsts in Austin

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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.

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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.

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