The McPherson Aqua Pups hosted their first-ever Sunflower Splashdown Invitational, which Aqua Pups head coach Kyle Banman believes is the first swim meet to be hosted in McPherson.

Nine teams were in attendance, and visitors as well as McPherson natives were pleased with how the swimming meet was conducted.

Here are the highlights according to Banman.

Special congrats to Mayson Wiens for competing in her first ever meet. She took on the 50 Fly and placed second in the 8 and under girls group.

Cody Achilles picked up District cuts on 50 Free and 100 Free, and went 6 for 6 on best times in his events.

Ethan Burger picked up his first District cut in the 15 and over age group with a 1.98 drop on the 100 Breast.

Maya Charlesworth added the 100 Free District qualifier to her collection with a 2.6 drop.

Eli Farley hit the Champ Bonus cut in 100 Free with a 3.33 drop, good for second place. He also won the 11-12 boys 50 Back, and placed third on the 50 Breast.

Hayden Farley improved his 100 Breast District time by 3.3, and took second place in his age group.

Danae Paine earned her first ever District time in her first time swimming the 100 Breast. She finished with a quartet of second place finishes in the 9-10 girls group.

Matt Powers added the 100 Free to his District collection with a 3.71 drop.

Will Powers picked up the Champ Bonus cut on the 400 IM and the Champ qualifier on 200 Back with a 10.56 drop. He won five of his six events.

Silas Steinert hit the Champ Bonus cut on 50 Free with a .53 drop, and took second on both that race and the 100 Back.

Rhys Vanderhoof hit the District time on 200 IM with a 1.71 cut. He also won the 15 and over boys 100 Fly and took second on 400 IM and 800 Free.

Brayden Beckman took the top spot in all four of his 8 and under boys events.

Matthew Burger won the 9-10 boys 100 Back and placed second on 50 Back, 100 Free, and 50 Free.

Jordan Dammann took 10.58 off his 100 Free and had a top finish of fourth on the 13-14 boys 100 Back.

McKenzie Dammann cut a whopping 44.62 off her 100 Free and had a top finish of third in the 9-10 girls 50 Back.

Karly Durr took 26.44 off her 50 Breast and placed fifth in her age group.

Logan Ediger went 3 for 3 on best times with 3.04 off in the 200 Free.

Hayden Eveland had a top finish of fifth on 9-10 girls 50 Back.

Riley Gard went 3 for 3 on best times, taking the 9-10 girls second place finish on 200 Free and third on 50 Free and 50 Fly.

Taylor Hafenstine went 4 for 4 on best times in her events, taking a pair of fourth place finishes in the 9-10 girls 50 and 100 Breast.

Gracy Hubbard cut a solid 5.84 off her 100 Free.

Quinn Liebl went 4 for 4 on best times and had a trio of fourth place finishes on the 8 and under girls 50 and 100 Free and 50 Fly.

Luke Lockhart had a huge 10.02 drop on his 50 Breast and had a pair of 11-12 boys fourth place finishes on 50 and 100 Fly.

Pollux Morris dropped a quite nice 6.62 on his 50 back and took third place in the 9-10 boys 100 Free.

Bennett Rank had a top finish of third in the 9-10 boys 100 Breast, his first time ever swimming the event.

Layla Rank had a massive 11.86 drop on her 50 Back and a top finish of sixth on 50 Fly.

Brinnley Robinson won the 9-10 girls 100 Back. She also cut 7.45 on her 50 Free, which was good for sixth place.

Claire Schmidt cut about a second off her 50 Back time to go sub-50 for the first time.

Jentry Sears cut a whopping 24.08 off her 100 Free and had a top finish of sixth on the 100 Breast.

Taylin Thompson took second on the 8 and under girls 100 Breast and she dropped 7.59 on her 50 Free.

Taytum Thompson went 4 for 4 on best times, including a solid 9.38 cut on 50 Back. She had a pair third place finishes on 50 and 100 Breast for her top spots.

Jordan Vanderhoof cut a massive 14.74 on her 200 Free. She had a top finish of fifth on her 200 Breast, which was her first time competing in the event.

Tyler Vincent went 3 for 3 on best times, including a solid 8.97 drop on 100 Breast.

Cali Whitenack had a top finish of fourth in the 9-10 girls 50 Back and fifth on 50 Fly in her first time competing the vent.

Adyson Wiens cut a massive 16.97 off her 100 Back, and in just being a week removed from her first time swimming the race, took 4.96 off her 200 IM, which was good for a top finish of fourth.

Caly Williams went 6 for 6 on best times, including double digit drops on 50 Back and 100 Free.

Clarea Williams tackled the 200 IM and 200 Free for the first time, taking second in the 11-12 girls group on the IM.

Payton Wilson had a top finish of second in the 8 and under girls 50 Breast, she also took third in the 100 Free.

Haze Wuertz had a pair of 6.5ish cuts in 100 Free and 100 Back. She also had a top finish of fourth in the 11-12 girls 100 Back.