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Youth swimming: Stingrays open 2015-16 season

AUSTIN -- The Worthington YMCA Stingrays swimming team opened their winter schedule at the Pumpkin Relay in Austin Saturday. Due to a band competition in Anoka and Halloween festivities, the Stingrays had an abbreviated roster of just 17 swimmers...

AUSTIN - The Worthington YMCA Stingrays swimming team opened their winter schedule at the Pumpkin Relay in Austin Saturday.
Due to a band competition in Anoka and Halloween festivities, the Stingrays had an abbreviated roster of just 17 swimmers. They were still able to put forth some big performances, however.
In the boys’ 8-and-under age division, Christian Hooge came through with two regional qualifying swims. He won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 38.68 seconds and was second in the 25-yard freestyle at 16.65 seconds. Both met the regional standard.
Hailey Cauweis, Ashley Muller and Sophie Wietzema all won each of their three individual events.
Cauweis took the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard backstroke and the 100-yard breaststroke in the 13-14 girls’ division. Ashley Muller won the 50-free, the 100-individual medley and the 100-back at 15-and-over while Wietzema took the 50-free, the 100 IM and the 50-yard butterfly in the girls’ 11-12-year-old division.

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