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Two swimmers are double winners
Panthers compete at Wichita Saturday
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Great Bend's Isaac Panzer, a double winner

HAYS — Great Bend’s swimmers swept seven events and three relays to place first at the Hays Invitational with 698 points to outdistance Hays High (334) and Junction City (311).
Double winners were Panthers Jordan Boone, 200 freestyle (2:08.5); 100 freestyle (57.47) and Isaac Panzer, 50 free (24.32); 100 butterfly (1:02.93).
“Our veteran swimmers performed well,” said Great Bend coach Steve Beaumont. “We’ve seen vast improvement from the younger swimmers who have made great strides from their first meet.”
Individual winners were Phane Pedigo, 100 backstroke (1:04.49); Zach Seymour, 100 breaststroke (1:18.38); and Sean Willims, 500 freestyle (6:06.34). Pedigo earned the tightest victory of the day by edging teammate Dawson Clark (1:05.0) in a photo finish.
“That was definitely one of the most exciting races you’ll ever see,” Beaumont said. “You’ll always see a couple of close finishes, but that’s one of the first times where both of our guys were at the front. That was a fun race.”
The Panthers swept the three relays — 200 medley relay, 1:52.78 (Phane Pedigo, Sean Williams, Dawson Clark, Corey Harbaugh); 200 free relay, 1:43.1 (Zach Seymour, Corey Harbaugh, Connor Furrey, Isaac Panzer); and the 400 free relay, 3:54.89 (Isaac Panzer, Phane Pedigo, Sean Williams, Dawson Clark).
Finishing runner-up were Panthers Dawson Clark, 100 back (1:04.5) and 200 IM (2:19.23) with a state-qualifying time; Connor Furrey, 100 fly (1:08.92); Corey Harbaugh, 100 free (57.98); Phane Pedigo, 50 free (25.59); Dawson Clark, 200 IM (2:19.23) and the 200 medley relay, 2:10.75 (Allan To, Malachi Williams, Cal Kaiser, Zach Seymour).
Clark has also bettered the state qualifying standard in the 100 butterfly. Other Panther state qualifiers are Isaac Panzer (50 Free, 23.91) and Sean Williams (100 Breast, 1.09.02) and the 200 free relay, the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay.
Beaumont mixed up his lineup on a day the Panthers dominated the races.
“We entered kids in races they had not seen,” he said. “It was a very encouraging day. We entered the kids is some different events and found out what we needed. In some caees, we were pleasantly surprised by how well we performed.”
The Panthers compete Saturday at Wichita Heights.
HAYS TEAM SCORES—1—Great Bend 695; 2—Hays High 334; 3—Junction City 311
50 Freestyle
1—Isaac Panzer, 24.32
2—Phane Pedigo, 25.59
3—Zach Seymour, 25.7
Jordan Popp, 28.75
Eduardo Prado, 29.01
Cal Marshall, 29.88
Daniel Cervantes, 31.65
Jose Reyes, 36.91
Armando Leyva, 37.14
Anthony Molina, 37.93

100 Backstroke
1—Phane Pedigo, 1:04.49
2—Dawson Clark, 1:04.5
3—Allen To, 1:17.08
Daniel Abbott, 1:46.24

100 Breast
1—Zach Seymour, 1:18.38
4—Cal Kaiser, 1:31.54
5—Daniel Cervantes, 1:36.05
Francisco Garcia, 1:53.07

100 Butterfly
1—Isaac Panzer, 1:02.93
2—Connor Furrey, 1:08.92
DQ—Cal Kaiser, 1:21.96

100 Freestyle
1—Jordan Boone, 57.47
2—Corey Harbaugh, 57.98
5—Wyatt Rugan, 1:03.67
Jordan, Popp, 1:05.26
Anthony Martinez, 1:11.19
Daniel Cervantes, 1:12.93
Cal Marshall, 1:14.55
Jose Reyes, 1:27.76
Armando Leyva, 1:32.64
Anthony Molina, 1:32.75

200 Freestyle
1—Jordan Boone, 2:08.5
3—Connor Furrey, 2:12.93
4—Malachi Williams, 2:20.65
Wyatt Rugan, 2:26.62
Daniel Abbott, 2:54.72
Francisco Garcia, 3:06.72

200 IM
2—Dawson Clark, 2:19.23
3—Corey Harbaugh, 2:31.86
4—Allan To, 2:42.37
Eli Hutchinson, 3:12.45

200 Free Relay
1—Great Bend A, 1:43.1 (Zach Seymour, Corey Harbaugh, Connor Furrey, Isaac Panzer)
3—Great Bend B, 1:57.57 (Cal Marshall, Wyatt Rugan, Jordan Popp, Malachi Williams)
6—Great Bend C, 2:10.04 (Cal Kaiser, Daniel Cervantes, Francisco Garcia, Anthony Martinez)
Great Bend D, 2:25.89 (Armando Leyva, Daniel Abbott, Jose Reyes, Anthony Molina)

200 Medley Relay
1—Great Bend A, 1:52.78 (Phane Pedigo, Sean Williams, Dawson Clark, Corey Harbaugh)
2—Great Bend B, 2:10.75 (Allan To, Malachi Williams, Cal Kaiser, Zach Seymour)
5—Great Bend C, 2:35.59 (Cal Marshall, Eli Hutchinson, Eduardo Prado, Anthony Martinez)

400 Free Relay
1—Great Bend A, 3:54.89 (Isaac Panzer, Phane Pedigo, Sean Williams, Dawson Clark)
3—Great Bend B, 4:11.46 (Allan To, Malachi Williams, Wyatt Rugan, Jordan Boone)
4—Great Bend C, 4:46.54 (Jordan Popp, Eduarado Prado, Eli Hutchinson, Daniel Abbott)

500 Freestyle
1—Sean Williams, 6:06.34
3—Eduardo Prado, 7:23.27
4—Eli Hutchinson, 7:36.97