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.
5A STATE SWIMMING
GREAT BEND FINALS
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,)