WINFIELD —The McPherson High School girls swimming team captured another first place victory during the nine-team Winfield Invitational on Tuesday.

The Lady Pups put up 451 total points during the meet, which was nearly 100 points more than 97 than Winfield High School in second place.

“Another first-place team finish at another big meet is a huge success for the girls. Last year we placed fourth at the Winfield meet, so for us to move up into the first-place spot feels really good. We didn't swim our best time-wise today, but the girls still placed well among the other swimmers," McPherson head coach Abby Bradstreet said.

Maggie Leaf was among the first place finishers as she made a state-qualifying time of 1:09.28 in the 100 backstroke. Both Hailey and Megan Cutting also took first in the 200 individual medley (2:38.10) and 100 breaststroke (1:18.00). All three girls plus Cassie Cooks later joined forces in the 200 medley relay and captured gold with the time of 2:10.59.

"The energy and excitement that these girls bring to the meets is contagious and hard to ignore. They have fun, support each other and work very hard. Their success definitely shows this,” Bradstreet said.

With the Lady Pups on a role, they will be heading to Salina South High School Thursday to compete in the another varsity meet at 3:30 p.m.

McPherson High School Swimming results

200 Medley Relay – 1. MHS A (Leaf, Cutting M, Cutting H, Cooks), 2:10.59.  5. MHS B (Williams, Ryan, Stucky, Mader), 2:17.82. 11. MHS C (Hubbard, Soukup, Achilles, Vontz), 2:27.85.

200 Freestyle – 2. Cutting, 2:21.44.  6. Stucky, 2:27.65. 10. Mierkiewicz, 2:39.29.  Shah, 3:03.75.

200 Individual Medley – 1. Cutting H, 2:38.10.  4. Brumbaugh, 2:45.64. 7. Hubbard, 2:56.71. Vontz, 3:00.69.

50 Freestyle – 2. Leaf, 28.21.  6. Cooks, 29.04. 9. Carlson, 29.35.  Ryan, 30.61. Soukup, 35.42. Emerson, 37.84.

100 Butterfly – 3. Carlson, 1:13.32.  4. Cutting H, 1:14.89. 5. Brumbaugh, 1:17.55.  Moore, 1:26.02.

100 Freestyle – 3. Elliott, 1:04.16.  9. Cooks, 1:08.60. 10. Mader, 1:09.50.  Williams, 1:10.50. Vontz, 1:15.62. Emerson, 1:28.60.

500 Freestyle – 4.

Stucky, 6:45.66.  8. Mierkiewicz, 7:15.20. 9. Mader, 7:19.00.  Moore, 7:30.47.

200 Freestyle Relay – 3. MHS A (Cutting H, Leaf, Cooks, Cutting M), 1:55.45. 4. MHS B (Elliott, Mader, Brumbaugh, Carlson), 1:55.75. 18. MHS C (Moore, Martin, Herrman, Achilles), 2:19.06.

100 Backstroke – 1. Leaf, 1:09.28.  3. Elliott, 1:14.69. 7. Hubbard, 1:18.00. Achilles, 1:23.65. Martin, 1:37.48.

100 Breaststroke – 1. Cutting M, 1:18.00.  2. Ryan, 1:25.29. 7. Williams, 1:29.06. Soukup, 1:39.27.  Herrman, 1:47.78. Shah, 1:49.46.

400 Freestyle Relay – 2. MHS A (Carlson, Brumbaugh, Elliott, Stucky), 4:31.80.  4. MHS B (Williams, Ryan, Hubbard, Mierkiewicz), 4:49.84. 

Team Results

1. McPherson High School, 451 points

2. Winfield High School, 354 points

3. Derby High School Panthers, 324 points

4. Campus High School, 167 points

5. Rose Hill High School, 129 points

6. Coffeyville Field Kindley High, 112 points

7. El Dorado High School, 101.5 points

8. Independence High School 92.5 points

9. Derby High School – White Team, 10 points

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