Swimming: Stingrays fare well at regional meet
THE GLOBE MINNEAPOLIS -- Six Worthington Stingrays swimmers competed last weekend at regional swim meet at the Minnesota Aquatics Center on the University of Minnesota campus. The meet produced elite swimmers from seven states, with large numbers...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Six Worthington Stingrays swimmers competed last weekend at regional swim meet at the Minnesota Aquatics Center on the University of Minnesota campus. The meet produced elite swimmers from seven states, with large numbers of competitors in several of the events.
Performances were solid for Worthington. Nearly all of the local swimmers exceeded their seeding positions, and several times were season-bests.
Ben Schreiber placed 10th in his 50 freestyle race (27.40) and Anwar Farra cut .79 seconds off his season-best time in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.61) to claim 12th place in that event.
Two of the Stingray girls, Hailey Cauwels and Grace Fields, competed in the 50 freestyle. Cauwels fell short of her personal best time but placed nine spots ahead of her seeding (29.79). Fields cut .39 off her seed time (28.63) and leaped 18 places higher in the standings.
Blaine Doeden trimmed .5 seconds off his 100 freestyle time (56.23), moving him up five positions to 40th place overall, and he placed 34th in the 50 free (24.92).
Schreiber cut .6 seconds off his 50 breaststroke (37.17) and was 18th overall. He placed 22nd in the 100 free (1:05.75). Farra was 40th in his 50 free (25.16).
Gerrit Bos added .08 to his 50 freestyle time but still was able to move up 16 seed spots to place 52nd.
Bos, Farra, Doeden and Schreiber competed in the 200 medley relay (2:00.16) and placed seventh. The same four placed fourth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.16).
This season marks the last for the two seniors on the team, Doeden and Farra. They started with the Stingrays when they were just 8 years old.