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GBHS places fourth
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EL DORADO — The Great Bend High School swim team finished in fourth place at the El Dorado swim meet on Friday night.
The Panthers finished with 224 points behind Derby (379.5), Newton (290.5) and Winfield (236).
“According to our times, we had our best meet so far this year,” head coach Steve Beaumont said. “We’ve been swimming pretty strong, and we keep improving our times, which is the important thing.”
Great Bend is still not at full strength, with Justin Kuhlman out after a shoulder injury and three others out with illnesses.
“We had four swimmers stay at home for illness or injury reasons,” Beaumont said. “Hopefully, we can get everyone better and get them back in the water.”
Kade Cook turned in a state qualifying time in his third individual event this season, finishing in second place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.65 seconds. He also finished in third place in the individual medley with a time of 2:19.09.
Ky Heeke had a strong meet, claiming second place with a time of 1:07.47 in the 100 butterfly and third place in the 100 backstroke, finishing at 1:06.26.
“Ky had a really great meet,” Beaumont said. “He swam the butterfly for the first time and took second place. I think we’ll see him in that event more often if he keeps that up. He did well in the backstroke for us.”


At El Dorado

Team standings

1. Derby, 379.5; 2. Newton, 290.5; 3. Winfield, 236; 4. Great Bend, 224; 5. Wichita Trinity Academy, 133; 6. El Dorado, 61; 7. Rose Hill, 36.

Great Bend results
200 medley relay

2. GBHS “A” relay (Ky Heeke, Michael Haine, Kade Cook, Dylan Dreiling), 1:56.58; 8. GBHS “B” relay (Nathan Brungardt, Nick Elliott, Jake Kohman, Kyle Bussen), 2:14.72
200 freestyle
2. Michael Haines, 2:03.44; 11. Nick Elliott, 2:36.68
200 individual medley
3. Kade Cook, 2:19.09; 5. Dylan Dreiling, 2:29.50; 11. Cory Merten, 2:55.60
50 freestyle
9. Tristan Yount, 27.32; 10. Kyle Bussen, 27.38; 17. Nick Porter, 32.50; David Webster, 33.12; Edgar Mata, 34.56; Alex Bratick, 37.00; Alex Freund, 37.19; JB Slater, 37.31
100 Butterfly
2. Ky Heeke, 1:07.47; 10. Kyle Brungardt, 1:22.44; 13. Jake Kohman, 1:23.22
100 freestyle
2. Kade Cook, 52.65; 5. Dylan Dreiling, 57.03; 14. Austin Levingston, 1:08.81; Nick Porter, 1:18.00; David Webster, 1:18.66; Alex Bratick, 1:30.72; Alex Freund, 1:33.37; Edgar Mata, 1:37.47
500 freestyle
3. Michael Haines, 5:37.13
200 freestyle
4. GBHS “A” relay (Nick Elliott, Cory Merten, Tristan Yount, Bussen), 1:49.66; 11. GBHS “B” relay (Austin Levingston, Jake Kohman, Nathan Brungardt, Nick Porter), 2:10.10; 14. GBHS “C” relay (Edgar Mata, Alex Freund, JB Slater, David Webster), 2:33.50
100 backstroke
3. Ky Heeke, 1:06.26; 8. Nathan Brungardt, 1:18.44; 9. Tristan Yount, 1:18.78
100 breaststroke
8. Kyle Bussen, 1:24.25; 10. Cory Merten, 1:29.57; 13. Austin Levingston, 1:44.66
400 freestyle relay
3. GBHS “A” relay (Ky Heeke, Dylan Dreiling, Michael Haines, Kade Cook), 3:44.63; 8. GBHS “B” relay (Cory Merten, Tristan Yount, Nick Elliott, Jake Kohman), 4:28.75.