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Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 5:45 pm

It took two days, but the Washington Swim Team celebrated a season to remember last weekend, winning the Gateway Swimming and Diving Conference Mark Spitz Division championship meet.

“The season was a huge success,” said Head Coach Jennifer Alferman-Molitor. “We improved steadily the entire season and the result was a victory at conference. The kids swam great and consistently placed in the standings.”

The meet was held at the Four Rivers Area YMCA in Washington. Swimming in home waters helped the Stingrays.

Alferman-Molitor said the division meet ran well.

“Conference went smoothly and quickly thanks to the staff at the YMCA,” Alferman-Molitor said. “Many of the other teams complimented us on the great facility and on how great conference ran. They did an amazing job and it was because of their help that our division even had the opportunity to have a conference meet. We can’t thank them enough.”

Washington scored 1,696.5 points to win the title. Chadwick was second at 1,553.5 points.

Third place went to Westglen with 1,381 points while Cherry Hills took fourth with 1,288.5 points, Chesterfield Farms was fifth at 742.5 points and Bridle Creek finished sixth at 624 points.

Washington scored most of its points on the girls side. The Stingrays scored 1,006.5 points in female races. Chadwick managed 856 points on the girls side while Westglen scored 710 and Cherry Hills had 609 points.

On the boys side, Chadwick scored the most points, 697.5, but Washington was a close second at 690. Cherry Hills scored 679.5 while Westglen had 671 points.

Washington’s individual event winners were:

• Ryan Hoerstkamp (boys 9-10 individual medley, freestyle and butterfly);

• Lily Harrell (girls 11-12 individual medley and backstroke);

• Lily Van Biljon (girls 13-14 individual medley, backstroke and butterfly);

• Sarah Eckelkamp (girls 13-14 freestyle);

• Madeline Dowil (girls 9-10 breaststroke);

• Aidann Brinkmann, (boys 7-8 backstroke);

• Caleb Haas (boys 11-12 backstroke);

• Nick Sikes (boys 13-14 backstroke);

• Maddy Henderson (girls 6-under butterfly);

• Aubrie Moreland (girls 9-10 butterfly); and

• Michael Matthews (boys 15-18 butterfly).

Stingrays scoring points for second place were:

• Michael Matthews (boys 15-18 individual medley and freestyle);

• Zachary Posinski (boys 7-8 freestyle and breaststroke);

• Spencer Coates (boys 9-10 freestyle);

• Claire Van Biljon (girls 11-12 freestyle and backstroke);

• Caleb Haas (boys 11-12 freestyle);

• Alyssa Blomberg (girls 13-14 freestyle);

• Avari Archer (girls 7-8 breaststroke and butterfly);

• Mason Kauffeld (boys 9-10 breaststroke);

• Lily Harrell (girls 11-12 breaststroke); and

• Emily Moreland (girls 15-18 backstroke)

Washington’s third-place individuals were:

• Aubrie Moreland (girls 9-10 individual medley and backstroke);

• Claire Van Biljon (girls 11-12 individual medley);

• Mason Kauffeld (boys 9-10 freestyle and backstroke);

• Derek Van Booven (boys 11-12 freestyle);

• Hannah Whitacre (girls 13-14 freestyle);

• Dani Benhardt (girls 6-under breaststroke);

• Natalie Alferman (girls 7-8 breaststroke);

• Mason Kimminau (boys 9-10 breaststroke);

• Jake Posinski (boys 6-under backstroke);

• Kinsey Kamper (girls 7-8 backstroke);

• Zachary Posinski (boys 7-8 butterfly); and

• Nick Sikes (boys 13-14 butterfly).

Fourth-place swimmers were Caleb Haas, Maddy Henderson, Alicia Baylard, Hannah Struckhoff, Connor Kriete (twice), Olivia Smith, Alyssa Blomberg, McKenzie Dohm, Hannah Whitacre and Tara Nolkemper.

 Taking fifth were Jake Posinski, Kinsey Kamper, Claire Ayers, Kacie Huxol (twice), Aidan Brinkmann, Alicia Baylard (twice), Bonnie Eckelkamp, Kyle Kennon, Jacob Smith, Maddy Henderson and Mason Kimminau.

Swimming to sixth were Sarah Eckelkamp (twice), Connor Kriete, Tara Nolkemper, Gabrielle Mattli (twice), Abby Lynn, Hannah Whitacre, Avari Archer, Max Blackmur and Avery Lackey.

Scoring for seventh were Emily Moreland, Gabrielle Mattli, Paige Lynn, Nick Sikes, Claire Ayers, Tara Nolkemper, Ryan Kluesner (twice), Hannah Struckhoff (twice), Holly Hoerstkamp, Ryan Coates and Cassandra Halsted.

Ending eighth were Paige Lynn, Natalie Alferman, Avery Lackey, Ryan Kluesner, Brianna Stephens (twice), Joie Heien, Kacie Huxol, Derek Van Booven, Michael Finck, Spencer Coates and McKenzie Dohm.

Netting ninth-place points were Madeline Dowil, Britney Harriman, Brianna Stephens, Abby Lynn, Bonnie Eckelkamp, Ava Kauffeld, Brandi Holtmeyer, Joie Heien, Alex Kriete, Aidan Brinkmann, Claire Ayers, Paige Lynn and Max Blackmur.

Taking 10th were Olivia Smith, Madison Nelson, Anna Eckelkamp, Michael Finck, Clairese Kluba, Shelby Whitacre, Aaron Kennon, Abby Lynn, Bonnie Eckelkamp and Emily Moreland.

Washington’s 11th-place swimmers were Kailey Fortner, Mason Kimminau, Kyle Kennon, Madison Nelson, Alex Kriete, Natalie Alferman, Olivia Smith and Katie Farrell.

And scoring one point for taking 12th were Holly Hoerstkamp, Shelby Whitacre, Britney Harriman, Evie Alferman, Katie Farrell and Cassandra Halsted.

Washington had some notable finishes.

Ryan Hoerstkamp, Spencer Coates and Mason Kauffeld taking the top three spots in the boys 9-10 freestyle finals. Additionally, Ryan Kluesner was eighth and Mason Kimminau took 11th, giving Washington 48 points in that event alone.

Washington did better in the girls 13-14 freestyle. Sarah Eckelkamp, Alyssa Blomberg and Hannah Whitacre swept the top three spots. The Stingrays also placed Kacie Huxol fifth, Paige Lynn seventh, Brianna Stephens eighth and Bonnie Eckelkamp ninth for a total of 67 points in that event alone.

In the freestyle relay races, Washington teams winning were:

• Boys 9-10 team of Mason Kauffeld, Spencer Coates, Ryan Kluesner and Ryan Hoerstkamp;

• Girls 11-12 team of McKenzie Dohm, Lily Harrell, Claire Van Biljon and Hannah Struckhoff; and

• Girls 13-14 team of Bonnie Eckelkamp, Sarah Eckelkamp, Lily Van Biljon and Kacie Huxol.

Taking second were:

• Girls 9-10 team of Alicia Baylard, Aubrie Moreland, Gabrielle Mattli and Avery Lackey; and

• Boys 13-14 team of Nick Sikes, Kyle Kennon, Ryan Coates and Connor Kriete.

Finishing third were:

• Girls 7-8 team of Avari Archer, Alexis Perriman, Natalie Alferman and Kinsey Kamper;

• Boys 11-12 team of Aaron Kennon, Caleb Haas, Derek Van Booven and Alex Kriete;

• Girls 15-18 team of Cassandra Halsted, Emily Moreland, Madison Nelson and Tara Nolkemper; and

• Boys 15-18 team of Jacob Smith, Michael Finck, Max Blackmur and Michael Matthews.

In the medley relay races to close out the meet, Washington’s winning teams were:

• Boys 9-10 team of Ryan Kluesner, Mason Kauffeld, Ryan Hoerstkamp and Spencer Coates; and

• Girls 13-14 team of Lily Van Biljon, Bonnie Eckelkamp, Sarah Eckelkamp and Hannah Whitacre.

One Washington team took second:

• Boys 15-18 team of Max Blackmur, Jacob Smith, Michael Matthews and Michael Finck.

Finishing third in their respective races were:

• Girls 8-under team of Alexis Perriman, Natalie Alferman, Avari Archer and Kaylee Benhardt;

• Girls 9-10 team of Alicia Baylard, Avery Lackey, Aubrie Moreland and Gabrielle Mattli;

• Boys 13-14 team of Ryan Coates, Connor Kriete, Nick Sikes and Kyle Kennon; and

• Girls 15-18 team of Emily Moreland, Tara Nolkemper, Cassandra Halsted and Madison Nelson.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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