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Engelkes places 17th to lead Stingrays at regional swim meet

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kari Engelkes placed 17th among 79 swimmers March 28 and 29 to highlight a successful trip by the Worthington YMCA Stingrays swim team to the regional meet at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.

Engelkes, who finished the 50-yard freestyle in 26.5 seconds to place 17th in the girls' 18-and-under age group, also placed among the top 45 in two other events. She placed 26th out of 78 swimmers in the 100 free (1:00.93) and 43rd in the 200 free (2:20.62).

There were more than 1,600 swimmers from seven states competing at the event.

Cosmo Morgan finished the 25 free in 17.44 seconds to place 25th out of 60 swimmers in the boys' 8-and-under division. He also placed 30th out of 94 swimmers in the 50 free (38.65 seconds).

Tim Skog finished the 50 free in 26.49 seconds to place 49th out of 107 swimmers in the boys' 13-14 division. He also placed 74th in the 100 free (1:01.52).

Cameron Jenson finished the 50 free in 34.48 seconds to place 58th out of 94 swimmers in the boys' 9-10 division. He also placed 62nd in the 100 free (1:18.87).

Madison Neuberger finished the 50-yard breaststroke in 45.65 seconds to place 59th out of 97 swimmers in the girls' 9-10 division. She also finished 108th out of 153 swimmers in the 50 free (35.61).

Dave Sorensen finished the 50 free in 26.6 seconds, placing 78th out of 99 swimmers in the boys' 18-and-under division.

Stingrays swimmers competed in a total of 12 events, and they recorded personal-best finishes nine times. In all but one event, the Stingrays swimmers matched or beat their seed position.

Those invited to the regional meet achieved qualifying times at one point during the season.