TOPEKA – Great Bend’s Camryn Dunekack qualified as the second-fastest swimmer in the 50 freestyle (24.8) and 100 freestyle (54.45) with career-best times at Friday’s Class 5-1A state swimming championship.
Dunekack ranks second behind Wichita Trinity’s Taylor Kostboth (24.45) and SM Miege’s Cassie Grunhard (54.26) for Saturday’s swimming finals.
Also qualifying for the final eight were Kira Cook, 200 free, fifth (2:02.53); and the Panthers’ 200-yard freestyle relay (1:47.87), fifth, with Cook, Dunekack, Sheridan Beaumont and Olivia Mull posting a season-best time.
The Panthers’ 400-free relay lost a head-to-head race for the eighth finals spot against Wichita Trinity after tying with identical times of 3:58.03. Cook, Dunekack, Calista Long and Katherine Snapp competed.
Six of the seven Great Bend entries posted season-best times.
GREAT BEND 5-1A QUALIFYING
50 free—2—Camryn Dunekack. 24.8
100 free—2—Dunekack, 54.45
200 free—5—Kira Cook, 2:02.53
500 free—13—Cook, 5:50.14
200 free relay—5—Great Bend, 1:47.87 (Cook, Olivia Mull, Sheridan Beaumont, Dunekack)
200 medley relay—20—Great Bend, 2:08.55 (Calista Long, Olivia Mill, Elizabeth Gerdes, Beaumont)
400 free relay—9—Great Bend, 3:58.03 (Cook, Long, Katherine Snapp, Dunekack)