Stingrays’ Engelkes notches 2 titlesSPENCER, Iowa — The Worthington Stingrays’ Kari Engelkes notched a couple of first-place finishes in the freestyle while Tracy Prinz, Adrian Manzo, Dave Sorensen and Ben Doeden each won an individual race at a Nov. 21 swimming meet here.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
SPENCER, Iowa — The Worthington Stingrays’ Kari Engelkes notched a couple of first-place finishes in the freestyle while Tracy Prinz, Adrian Manzo, Dave Sorensen and Ben Doeden each won an individual race at a Nov. 21 swimming meet here.
The Stingrays also fared well in the 200 Medley Relays.
The Stingray boys won the title in the 13-14 age division. That team featured Doeden, Manzo, Oliver Wolyniec and Evan Gerren. The boys finished in 2 minutes, 45.60 seconds.
The girls took second in the 13-14 200 Medley, when Kendra Volk, Rebecca Christensen, Anja Baumgarn and Rachel VanDyke timed a 3:28.24.
Gordy More, Dillon Pederson, Dave and Matt Sorensen placed second in the Boys 12 and over 200 Medley (2:20.14).
In the Boys 11-12 division, Alex Baustian, Cameron Jensen, Eli Gaul and Justin Paulzine combined to take third place (3:08.82). The “B” relay squad featuring Porter Elsing, Levi Blanchard, Liam Gerren and Bryan Doeden took fifth in the same race.
But individually, it was Engelkes who stole the show.
In the Girls 12 and over division, she clocked a time of 2 minutes, 16.44 seconds in the 200-meter freestyle and a 59.64 mark in the 100 freestyle. Engelkes also placed second in the 50 freestyle with a 26.68.
Prinz, meanwhile, took home the 100 backstroke in the Girls 13-14 group, finishing in 1:42.93. She also placed third in the 100 breaststroke (2:04.08).
Manzo won the Boys 13-14, 100 breastroke in 1:39.02, took second in the 100 freestyle (1:10.67) and placed third in the 50 freestyle (30.69).
In the Boys 12 and over 100 freestyle, Sorenson clocked a 59.53 to win the race. He also grabbed a pair of second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle (25.76) and the 50 butterfly (30.30).
Doeden’s title came in the 100 backstroke, which he finished in 1:38.57 to win the Boys 13-14 Division. He also took fifth in the 100 breaststroke.
In other Girls 12 and Over action, Sarah Janssen placed fourth in the 200 freestyle (2:44.39) and Katrin Staudacher finished eighth in the 100 freestyle (1:49.31).
Janssen also competed in the Girls 13-14 group, taking third in the 100 freestyle (1:13.65). Christensen took fourth in the 100 breaststroke (2:16.04) for that age range.
Madison Neuberger’s 1:40.92 was good enough for a third-place finish in the Girls 11-12 100 breaststroke. Volk swam a 2:23.70 to place fifth in the same race.
The Girls 9-10 Division saw Kaitlyn Baustian take third place in the 100 backstroke (2:17.25).
In the youngest girls group (8 and under), Hailey McNab took eighth in the 50 breastroke (1:07.67) and Sydney Ponto’s 1:02.89 was good for ninth place in the 50 backstroke.
For the Boys 12 and over, Matt Sorensen got sixth place (30.89) in the 50 freestyle.
The Stingrays were deepest in the Boys 11-12 Division.
Wolyniec clocked a 42.75 in the 50 breaststroke for second place and a 32.61 in the 50 freestyle for third.
Bryan Doeden finished fourth in the 50 backstroke (44.75), Blanchard took fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:57.45) and Gaul took the same place in the 100 freestyle (1:34.25).
Evan Gerren, meanwhile, had three top-five finishes on the day, taking fifth in both the 50 freestyle (34.34) and the 50 backstroke (45.19) while notching third in the 50 breaststroke (45.51).
Jenson finished just ahead of his teammate in the 50 freestyle (33.03) and the 50 breaststroke (45.88), taking fourth in each, while grabbing third place in the 50 butterfly (39.80).
Paulzine placed fifth in the 50 butterfly (45.73).
In the Boys 9-10 age range, Liam Gerren clocked a 51.69 in the 50 backstroke for sixth
The boys’ youngest division saw Anwar Farra finish ninth in the 25 backstroke (32.07).