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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Aquapups put up strong numbers at GPSL

  • The McPherson Aquapups rounded out their summer season this past weekend at the GPSL Championship meet.
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  • The McPherson Aquapups rounded out their summer season this past weekend at the GPSL Championship meet.
    All told the Aquapups set new personal best times in 81 races, with at least one swimmer in the boys’ competition taking home High Point Awards.
    “It has been a great summer for the Aquapups,” coach Bonnie Sue Fisher said. “We won two duel meets at home and every swimmer has improved considerably. It really helped that we had a lot more boys this summer, so we were able to have relays in almost every age group, including three in the 11-12-year-old boys age group.”
    Individual finishers for McPherson the 8-and-under group include Cade Reynolds taking first in the 50-meter freestyle and the 50 backstroke, as well as a second in the 50 butterfly. Ryan Gillis had a first place finish in the 50 butterfly and the 200 individual medley, with a bronze finish in the 50 freestyle.
    In the 9-10 age group, Matt Powers finished second in both the 50 butterfly and the 100 freestyle, as well as fourth in the 50 freestyle.
    In the 11-12 group, Will Powers had a second place finish in the 50 freestyle, fourth in the 50 butterfly and fifth in the 200 individual medley. Mitch Harger finished second in the 50 breaststroke and fourth in the 50 backstroke.
    Eric Gaeddert had an impressive showing in the 13-14 age group, sweeping the gold in the 50 freestyle, the 100 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.
    Zane Richter had a first place in the 100 butterfly, a third in the 50 freestyle and a fourth in the 100 freestyle while competing in the 15-18 age group.
    On the girls side, Megan Cutting had a silver finish in the 100 breaststroke, a third in the 100 backstroke and a fourth in the 400 freestyle.
    The Aquapups also qualified a record 19 swimmers to participate in the Division II meet in Emporia this weekend.
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