Stingrays earn 12 medals at state meetMINNEAPOLIS — Seven individuals and five relay teams earned medals Sunday to lead the Worthington YMCA Stingrays’ swim team to a 16th-place finish at the state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
MINNEAPOLIS — Seven individuals and five relay teams earned medals Sunday to lead the Worthington YMCA Stingrays’ swim team to a 16th-place finish at the state meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
The Stingrays, who had 17 swimmers at the meet, finished with 408 team points. The Brainerd Dolphins totaled 2,703.50 points to place first in the 20-team event.
Dave Sorensen, who competed in the boy’s 18-and-under division, recorded the best individual finish on the day for the Stingrays.
The 17-year-old placed second in the 100-yard backstroke by registering a 1:15.60 — nearly two seconds better than his previous personal best.
Sorensen also added sixth-place finishes in both the 50 freestyle (27.42 seconds) and the 100 free (1:01.60). His three top-six finishes gave him 43 points, ranking him ninth among the swimmers in his division.
Tim Skog, who competed in the boys’ 14-and-under division, placed seventh in each the 50 free (34.86 seconds), the 100 backstroke (1:18.17) and the 100 free (1:02.27). The 13-year-old tallied 36 points, leaving him in a three-way tie for 11th in his division.
Cameron Jensen, who competed in the boys’ 10-and-under division, recorded a personal-best time and placed sixth in the 100 free (1:19.95). The 10-year-old also placed eighth in the 50 free (35.03 seconds).
Matt Sorensen finished third in both the 100 fly (1:42.10) and the 100 breaststroke (1:42.70).
Kari Engelkes, who competed in the girls’ 18-and-under division, placed seventh in the 50 free (26.79 seconds) and eighth in the 100 free (1:00.84).
Cosmo Morgan, an 8-year-old, finished sixth in the 50 free (40.41 seconds) in the boys’ 8-and-under division. Oliver Wolyniec, an 11-year-old, placed seventh (43.41 seconds) in the 50 breaststroke in the boys’ 12-and-under division.
Kyle Janssen, Nicole Janssen, Sarah Janssen, Adrian Manzo, Gordy Moore, Dillon Pedersen and Jessica Prins each earned at least one top-16 finish.
Matt Sorensen, Dave Sorensen, Skog and Pedersen teamed to place third (1:58.75) in the boys’ 18-and-under 200 free relay and fourth (2:17.15) in the 200 medley relay.
Jenson, Wolyniec, Manzo and Moore teamed to place sixth in both the boys’ 14-and-under 200 medley relay (2:37.49) and the 200 free relay (2:14.39).
Nicole Janssen, Svenja Wieser, Prins and Engelkes teamed to place seventh in the girls’ 18-and-under 200 free relay (2:07.18) and 10th in the 200 medley relay (2:25.64).
Kyle Janssen, Porter Elsing, Eli Gaul and Morgan teamed to place 13th (3:30.56) in the boys’ 10-and-under 200 medley relay.