Washington Claims Meet Over Bridle Creek

Isabella Richardson of the Washington Swim Team competes during the victory over Bridle Creek.

Swimming at home for the second straight meet, Washington notched a convincing victory Monday over Bridle Creek, 399-133.

“The kids swam great at the meet. They’ve been working so hard at practice and it’s been paying off,” said Washington Head Coach Jennifer Alferman-Molitor. “They are swimming better and they are constantly giving it 100 percent. I am very proud of them.”

Washington returns to action Monday at Westglen.

The conference meet will be held in Washington Friday, July 12, (11-up) and Saturday, July 13, (10-under).

“Next week is the hardest week for us. We have a meet and conference all in the same week,” Alferman-Molitor said. “This year, our local YMCA is assisting us in hosting conference. This is the first year ever that the Washington Swim Team gets to host conference. We are very excited about it.”

Freestyle Races

In the 9-10 age division, Aubrie Moreland won the girls race while Alicia Baylard finished second. Ryan Hoerstkamp won the boys race and Mason Kauffeld placed third.

The 11-12 and older divisions swam 100 meters.

Washington’s winners were Lily Harrell, Robert Halsted, Lily Van Biljon, Connor Kriete, Emily Moreland and Michael Matthews.

Second-place finishers were Claire Van Biljon and Robert Weirich.

In the 25-meter races, Washington’s winners were Jake Posinski, Zachary Posinski, Joie Heien and Spencer Coates.

Placing second were Nina Klak, Alexis Perriman and Ryan Kluesner.

In the 50-meter races, Washington’s winners were Claire Ayers, Robert Halsted, Emily Reuwer, Robert Weirich, Tara Nolkemper and Michael Matthews.

Second-place swimmers were Hannah Struckhoff, Derek Van Booven, Hannah Whitacre, Nick Sikes, Cassandra Halsted and Squire Holt.

Breaststroke Races

Washington’s winners were Isabella Richardson, Madeline Dowil, Mason Kauffeld, Claire Ayers, Derek Van Booven, Bonnie Eckelkamp, Trevor Brauer and Squire Holt.

Placing second were Alexis Perriman, Aidan Brinkmann, Mason Kimminau, Alyssa Blomberg, Connor Kriete, Abi Holdmeier and Jacob Smith.

Freestyle Relay Races

Washington’s winners were:

• Girls 7-8 team of Alexis Perriman, Kinsey Kamper, Maddie Grimes and Ava Kauffeld.

• Boys 7-8 team of Aidan Brinkmann, Landon McCabe, Andrew Boren and Zachary Posinski.

• Girls 9-10 team of Alicia Baylard, Joie Heien, Aubrie Moreland and Madeline Dowil.

• Boys 9-10 team of Mason Kauffeld, Max Grimes, Miles Hellebusch and Ryan Kluesner.

• Girls 11-12 team of Claire Van Biljon, Claire Ayers, Abby Lynn and Lily Harrell.

• Boys 11-12 team of Caleb Haas, Derek Van Booven, Alex Kriete and Robert Halsted.

• Girls 13-14 team of Emily Reuwer, Alyssa Blomberg, Kacie Huxol and Lily Van Biljon.

• Boys 13-14 team of Connor Kriete, Trevor Brauer, Robert Weirich and Nick Sikes.

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

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

Backstroke Races

Washington’s winners were Zachary Posinski, Aubrie Moreland, Ryan Kluesner, Lily Harrell, Caleb Haas, Emily Reuwer, Nick Sikes, Emily Moreland and Max Blackmur.

Butterfly Races

Washington’s winners were Maddie Grimes, Zachary Posinski, Aubrie Moreland, Ryan Kluesner, Robert Halsted, Holly Hoerstkamp, Sam Haddox, Abi Holdmeier and Michael Matthews.

Medley Relay Races

Washington’s winners were:

• Boys 8-under team of Andrew Boren, Aidan Brinkmann, Zachary Posinski and Landon McCabe.

• Girls 9-10 team of Alicia Baylard, Aubrie Moreland, Madeline Dowil and Shelby Whitacre.

• Boys 9-10 team of Max Grimes, Mason Kauffeld, Ryan Kluesner and Spencer Coates.

• Girls 11-12 team of Lily Harrell, Abby Lynn, Claire Van Biljon and Claire Ayers.

• Girls 13-14 team of Alyssa Blomberg, Bonnie Eckelkamp, Lily Van Biljon and Emily Reuwer.

• Boys 13-14 team of Nick Sikes, Trevor Brauer, Robert Weirich and Connor Kriete.

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

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