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Great Bend swimmers improve times at 5A state
medley relay
The Great Bend Panthers 14th-place 200-yard medley relay team of Ruth Williams, Emilee Hall, Zoe Jerke and Ellyson Somers.(2:03.61) improved 2.2 seconds and moved up six spots from qualifying.

TOPEKA – The Great Bend Panthers improved times in five events while scoring 15 points in Saturday’s 5-1A state swimming meet at the Topeka Capitol Federal Natatorium.

Ruth Williams improved six spots and 1.5 seconds with a 14th-place finish in the 100 butterfly (1;08.14). Emilee Hall improved 1.7 seconds with a 22nd-place finish in the 500 freestyle (6:03.0).

The Panthers’ 14th-place finish in the 200 medley relay (2:03.61) with Williams, Hall, Ellyson Zoe Jerke and Somers improved 2.2 seconds and moved up six spots from qualifying.

The 200 freestyle relay moved up two spots and placed 14th (1:50.03) with a season-best time. The Panthers improved 0.76 with Hall, Somers, Aubrey Snapp and Jerke.

The 400 freestyle relay made a season-best time (4:08.46) and improved 1.5 seconds with a 19th-place finish with Snapp, Jerke, Somers and Williams.



100 butterfly—14—Ruth Williams, 1:08.14

200 IM—23—Emilee Hall, 2:32.76

500 freestyle—22—Emilee Hall, 6:03.0

200 freestyle relay—16—Great Bend, 1:50.03 (Emilee Hall, Ellyson Somers, Aubrey Snapp, Zoe Jerke)

200 medley relay—14—Great Bend, 2:03.61 (Emilee Hall, Ellyson Somers, Ruth Williams, Zoe Jerke)

400 freestyle relay—19—Great Bend, 4:08.46 (Aubrey Snapp, Zoe Jerke, Ellyson Somers,  Ruth Williams,)