TOPEKA – The Great Bend Panthers qualified four entries for Saturday’s consolation finals. All seven Panther state entries posted season-best and career-best times. Two races recorded the second fastest times in school history.
“It was a great day. All the girls posted season-best times at the state meet,” said Great Bend coach Steve Beaumont. “Event-after-event, the girls competed hard and performed their best. The times were fast and the state competition was strong.”
Great Bend's 200 medley relay led the way with an 11th-place finish (2:02.14) with Katherine Snapp, Olivia Mull, Ruth Williams and Brynn Boxberger. The All-WAC 200 medley relay improved 2.6 seconds in prelims to qualify 12th (2:02.12) with Snapp, Mull, Williams and Boxberger, the second fastest time in school history.
All-WAC Olivia Mull finished 13th (1:15.29) in the 100 breaststroke, just off her season-best time. Mull improved 1.2 seconds while qualifying 10th in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.31), the second fastest time in school history.
All-WAC Aubrey Snapp finished 15th (58.2) in the 100 freestyle just off her best time. Snapp finished 16th in the 100 freestyle qualifying (57.77) and improved .21 of a second for the sixth fastest time in school history.
The All-WAC 200 freestyle relay finished 14th (1:49.01) with the fifth-fastest time in school history with Zoe Jerke, Brynn Boxberger, Ruth Williams and Aubrey Snapp competing. They cut 2.6 seconds to qualify in 13th place (1:49.17) with Jerke, Boxberger, Williams and Snapp.
5A STATE SWIMMING, TOPEKA
GREAT BEND FINALS
100 breaststroke—13—Olivia Mull, 1:15.29
100 freestyle—15—Aubrey Snapp, 58.2
200 free relay—14—Great Bend, 1:49.01 (Zoe Jerke, Brynn Boxberger, Ruth Williams, Aubrey Snapp)
200 medley relay—11—Great Bend, 2:02.14 (Katherine Snapp, Olivia Mull, Ruth Williams, Brynn Boxberger)
GREAT BEND 5A PRELIMS
50 freestyle—19—Aubrey Snapp, 26.46
100 butterfly—20—Ruth Williams, 1:07.37
100 freestyle—16—Aubrey Snapp, 57.77
100 breaststroke—10—Olivia Mull, 1:14.31
200 medley relay—12—Great Bend, 2:02.12 (Katherine Snapp, Olivia Mull, Ruth Williams, Brynn Boxberger)
200 free relay—13—Great Bend, 1:49.17 (Zoe Jerke, Brynn Boxberger, Ruth Williams, Aubrey Snapp)
400 free relay—18—Great Bend, 4:07.14 (Zoe Jerke, Katherine Snapp, Ruth Williams, Aubrey Snapp)