Pierre Swim Team Hosts Qualifier

Pierre Swim Team hosted the Capital City Qualifier this past weekend at the Pierre Aquatic Center and

Oahe Family YMCA. PST had a great representation with 106 athletes participating in this two-day meet.

In the six & under division, Breana Schaefbauer placed second in the 50 and 100 freestyle and Pilot

Thorpe swam to second in the 50 yard backstroke for the girls. Ian Weiss brought home four first place

finishes for the boys.

PST had several athletes compete in the 7-8 division. For the girls, Emma Barnett had a top finish in the

25 yard breaststroke, placing third. Jensen Bauer swam to third in the 50 yard breaststroke. Presley

Frost swam to first place in the 50 yard breaststroke and 100 yard individual medley. Layne Heasley had

a top finish of fifth place in the 25 yard freestyle and backstroke events. Taylor Lisburg’s top finish was in

the 200 yard freestyle, placing third with her time of 4:27.50. Ava Lowrance had a great meet, placing

second in three events and swimming SD State Meet Qualifying Time in the 50 yard breaststroke. Sofia

Ramirez’s best finish was fourth place in the 25 yard backstroke and Lily Reisel’s was second in the 25

yard breaststroke. In the boys division, Ryan Bare swam three SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Finley

Ellwein finished the weekend with two SD State Meet Qualifying Times and one second place finish.

Peter Hodges had a top finish of sixth place in the 25 yard backstroke. Broderick KonenKamp also had a

top finish in the 25 yard backstroke, placing tenth. Liam KonenKamp’s top finish was eighth place in the

100 yard freestyle. Trey Linn finished third in the 100 yard freestyle with a SD State Meet Qualifying

Time. Lincoln Olson finished tenth in the 25 and 50 yard freestyle events. Bennett Pankratz finished the

weekend with two seventh place finishes, in the 25 yard freestyle and backstroke events. Lathan Rounds

had a great weekend, finishing first in six events and swimming seven SD State Meet Qualifying Times.

In the girls 9-10 division, Riley Berg swam eight SD State Meet Qualifying Times and had a top finish of

first place in the 100 yard freestyle. Aurora Corrales swam an eighth place finish in the 200 yard

freestyle with her time of 4:00.06. Amara Dell had a successful weekend, placing first in four events and

swimming eight SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Sorrinne Ekle had a top finish of first place in the 50

yard breaststroke and swam a SD State Meet Qualifying Time in the 50 yard freestyle. Aliya Erickson

finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke and finished with all SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Charlie

Hull swam seven SD State Meet Qualifying Times and had several first place finishes during the meet.

Ava Lavinger’s top finish was fourth in the 200 yard freestyle. Alyssa Loe’s 200 freestyle was her top

finish, placing tenth and Clare Madsen swam to eighth place in the 100 yard individual medley. Brylee

Pelle finished ninth in the 100 yard backstroke, her top finish for the weekend. Kathryn Stolley’s top

finish was seventh in the 200 yard freestyle. Ann Tjeerdsma had top finishes of fifth place in the 100

yard backstroke and 100 yard individual medley.

In the boys 9-10 division, Maxwell Brosz had a top finish of 13 th in the 100 yard backstroke. Jagger

Gardner finished the weekend with a top place of fifth in the 100 yard breaststroke and five SD State

Meet Qualifying Times. Brody Heasley’s top finish was ninth in the 200 yard freestyle. Christopher

Jensen’s top finish was 13 th in the 100 yard individual medley. Gunner Jones swam to first place in the 50

yard backstroke and 100 yard breaststroke, and finished the weekend with four SD State Meet

Qualifying Times. Soren Mahoney swam a tenth place finish in the 200 yard freestyle ad Jonas Olson

swam to eighth in the 50 yard breaststroke. Grayson Pankratz had a top finish of eleventh in the 200

yard freestyle. Francis Salado swam in two events, with a top place of 13 th in the 100 yard freestyle.

Rylon Schaefbauer’s top finish was seventh place in the 200 yard freestyle.

In the girls 11-12 division, Jaycee Bauer had a top finish of fourth place in the 50 yard backstroke. Mason

Berg’s top finish was third place in the 500 yard freestyle. Beth Brewer had a top finish of sixth in the

 

500 yard freestyle. Ellie Foell’s top finish was 13 th in the 100 yard backstroke. Olivia Frederick swam

three SD State Meet Qualifying Times and took home the first place finish in the 50 yard freestyle. Avery

Lisburg had a top finish of fourth in the 500 yard freestyle with her time of 7:04.79. Elizabeth Powers’s

top finish was in the 200 yard freestyle, placing 15 th . Rowina Salado placed 12 th in the 100 yard butterfly.

Breanna Tedrow’s top finish was fifth in the 100 yard backstroke. Isabelle Weller’s top finish was fourth

place in the 100 yard butterfly.

For the boys 11-12, Bryce Bowman finished ninth in the 500 yard freestyle. Colton Cass had a fourth

place finish in the 500 yard freestyle and a SD State Meet Qualifying Time in the 200 yard freestyle. Jack

Garrett’s top finish was 15 th in the 100 yard breaststroke, and Elija Hand’s was 11 th in the 50 yard

breaststoke. Kelan Harris swam six SD State Meet Qualifying Times and finished fifth in the 50 yard

backstroke. Nathanial Jensen’s top finish was 16 th in the 100 yard breaststroke. Carter Norton swam to

seventeenth place in the 100 yard breaststroke. Ethan Power’s 100 yard breaststroke was his top swim

for the weekend, placing sixth and finishing with a SD State Meet Qualifying Time. Trebor Rounds swam

all SD State Meet Qualifying Times, placing first in the 500 yard freestyle and 50 yard backstroke. Alex

Schaefbauer’s top finish was tenth in the 50 yard breaststroke. Seth Shoup swam to sixth place in the

500 yard freestyle and swam a SD State Meet Qualifying Time in the 100 yard breaststroke. Charlie

Simpson finished the weekend with all SD State Meet Qualifying Times and placed second in the 50 yard

backstroke. Sawyer Somsen had a successful weekend, finishing fifth in two events and swimming three

SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Mason Ward-Zeller also had a successful weekend, finishing first in

several events and also swimming all SD State Meet Qualifying Times.

In the girls 13-14 division, Katelynn Axtell had a great meet finishing second in the 100 yard butterfly

and swimming all SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Karly Harris had a top finish of fourth place in the 400

yard individual medley. Morgan Lisburg’s top finish was fifth place in the 100 yard freestyle, while Emma

Reitzel’s was ninth in the 200 yard freestyle. Jazzlyn Rombough finished the weekend with three SD

State Meet Qualifying Times. Rombough took home third place in the 200 yard individual medley, and

Kendra Rounds placed fourth. Avery Vanden Bos had a top finish of fifth place in the 400 yard individual

medley. Ella Ward-Zeller and Michelle Weiss both swam all SD State Meet Qualifying Times and each

had several first place finishes.

In the boys 13-14 division. Aidan Burke and Mason Dell swam all SD State Meet Qualifying Times and

each finished first in several events. William Foell’s top finish was fifth place in the 200 yard

breaststroke. Arthur Hodges had a top finish of fourth place in the 100 yard breaststroke and swam a SD

State Meet Qualifying Time in the 50 yard freestyle. David Stagg swam all SD State Meet Qualifying

Times and had several second place finishes.

For the girls 15-16 division, Katelyn Harris had a top finish of sixth in the 50 yard freestyle and 100 yard

breaststroke, also finishing with four SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Seneca Hertel had a great

weekend, placing fourth in the 1650 freestyle and three SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Morkeia

Mutchelknaus swam to eighth place in the 100 yard butterfly and Oksana Mutcheknaus placed fifth in

the 100 yard butterfly and sawm four SD State Meet Qualifying Times. Morgan Nelson finished the

weekend with all SD State Meet Qualifying Times and a first place finish in the 200 yard breaststroke.

Emma Powers finished 11 th in the 200 yard freestyle. Hannah Schochenmaier’s top finish was tenth in

the 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly events. Savannah Shrake’s top finish was second in the 200

yard butterfly with her time of 3:17.26.

 

In the boys 15-16 division, William Hodges finished the weekend with two SD State Meet Qualifying

Times and a first place finish in the 200 yard butterfly. Canyon ones swam all SD State Meet Qualifying

Times and several first place finishes. Isaak Rombough finished first in the 500 yard freestyle and swam

all SD State Meet Qualifying Times in his events.

In the girls 17-19 division, senior Marlee Dravland placed second in the 50 yard freestyle and swam a SD

State Meet Qualifying Time. Morgan Jones swam all SD State Meet Qualifying Times and finished first in

the 200 yard backstroke. Taryn Senger swam all SD State Meet Qualifying Times and had two first place

finishes. Senior Annabelle Simpson finished first in the 100 yard breaststroke and 100 yard butterfly,

also swimming SD State Meet Qualifying Times in two events. Deni Zeeb finished first in the 200 yard

butterfly and swam three SD State Meet Qualifying Times.

For the boys 17-19 division, Andrew Holland had a top finish of sixth place in the 200 yard freestyle.

Senior Caleb Huizenga swam all SD State Meet Qualifying Times and finished first in several of his

events. Thomas Kropp and Nick Loe also swam all SD State Meet Qualifying Times, placing first in several

events. Senior Dmitri Mutchelknaus swam several SD State Meet Qualifying Times and had a top finish in

the 100 yard breaststroke. Senior Adam Schochenmaier had a top finish of fifth in the 200 yard freestyle.

Nathan Shoup swam several SD State Meet Qualifying Times and placed third in three events. Senior

Layne Uecker finished fourth in the 100 yard backstroke and swam four SD State Meet Qualifying Times.

Pierre Swim Team will be back in action at the SD State B Championship, held February 22-24 in

Watertown. 23 athletes will be competing for a last chance to qualify for the SD State A Championship.