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MHS third at Salina

By Joel Jellison

The Manhattan High girls’ swimming team took part in the first of two meets this week on Thursday, taking third at Salina.

Salina South won the meet with 401 points, while Newton was second with 400 and Manhattan had 353.

MHS coach Jerry Carpenter said they had several good times.

“We had a good day in Salina,” he said. “We had lots of best times and many of our new swimmers got a chance to see the benefits of their hard work in practice.”

The Indians started off the day with a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay from the group of Mary Langemeir, Katie Bussman, Hannah Funk and Emma Bartlett. Madison Monaco, Meagan Williams, Keziah McNair and Emily Cady took eighth.

Monaco was eighth in the 200 free and Sammi Greiger was 12th. Pilar Dritz was first in the 200 individual medley at 2:18.45, while Makayla Walters was third and Bussman was eighth.

The 50 free was won by Alana Bucholtz with a time of 26.81, Funk was sixth and Meagan Williams was in 10th. Sam Gray led the Indians in diving with a fourth-place finish, while Tara Schroller was fifth and Kennedy Felice was eighth.

Dritz was second in the 100 fly and McNair was sixth. Bartlett took 11th in the 100 free, with Anna Wille in 13th and Amy Levin in 14th. Bucholtz finished third in 500 free and Marlee Evans finished eighth.

The Indians finished second in the 200 free relay with a team of Dritz, Funk, Bucholtz and Walters. Williams, Wille, Sarah McCann and Greiger finished ninth.

Monaco was eighth in the 100 back, while Langemeir was 10th and Cady was 13th. Walters finished third in the 100 breast with Williams behind her in ninth and Bussman in 10th.

The Indians took second in the 400 free relay with the group of Bucholtz, Funk, Walters and Dritz. The Indians had McNair, Bartlett, Levin and Shaelyn Shadel team to take seventh.

The Indians will be on the road again today for a meet in Olathe. The Indians will have their next home meet on April 11.

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