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Stingrays YMCA swim team competes at state meet

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 4:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, March 17, 2017 4:53 a.m. CDT
Members of the 2016-17 Southern Prairie YMCA Stingrays Swim Team swim team are pictured. Front rowm from left — Gretchen Hoepker, Kayda Freeman, Josephine Bolinger. Middle row: Johnathan Keller, Samuel Duncan, Ryann Witt, Malachi Webber, Karter Clayton, Brighton Regan, Damien Flores, and back — coach Kristie Terlizzi, Daniel Buls, Lundy Sanson, Zoe Ralston, Rebekah Terlizzi, Keni Schafer, Cameron Guajardo, Audreyanna Regan, Noah Adams and coach Jena Proffitt. Not pictured are Aubrey Allen and Cecilia Zachary.

Members of the Southern Prairie YMCA Stingrays Swim Team recently competed at the 2017 Iowa YMCA State Championship Swim Meet in Marshalltown March 4-5.

Individuals and teams advanced to the Championship Swim Meet by qualifying at the Sectional Swim Meet held in Ottumwa on Sunday, Feb. 12.

One individual from the Stingrays Swim Team, Ryann Witt, qualified in the girls 8 and under 25-yard Backstroke with a qualifying time of 21.95 seconds. At the state meet she swam 22.56 seconds for 13th place. One relay team, the boys 11-12 100 yard freestyle, qualified with a time of 2:52.27. At state, the team of Noah Adams, Samuel Duncan, Brighton Regan and Damien Flores, swam 2:45.46, good for 19th place.  

The Southern Prairie YMCA Stingrays have been coached by Kristie Terlizzi and Jena Proffitt. Twenty kids were out this season. At sections they entered one relay and 48 individual events.  

Here are the top placing sectional results of the Stingrays Swim Team from Ottumwa.

Girls 8 & under 25-yard Freestyle —Gretchen Hoepker, 20.12, Ryann Witt 19.68; Boys 8 and under 25-yard Freestyle —Malachi Webber 21.81; Girls 9-10 50-yard Freestyle — Karter Clayton 37.34; Boys 11-12 50-yard Freestyle — Samuel Duncan 41.05; Girls 13-14 50-yard Freestyle — Audreyanna Regan 35.41; Girls 9-10 50-yard Backstroke — Karter Clayton 48.81, Josephine Bolinger 53.57; Boys 11-12 50-yard Backstroke —Noah Adams 52.79; Girls 8 and under 50-yard Butterfly — Karter Clayton 56.42; Boys 9-10 50-yard Breaststroke —Brighton Regan 52.10, Damien Flores 1:01.98; Boys 11-12 50-yard Breaststroke — Noah Adams 54.39; Girls 8 and under 25-yard Backstroke —Gretchen Hoepker 22.68, Boys 8 and under 25-yard Backstroke —Malachi Webber 25.78; Girls 8 and under 25-yard Breastsroke —Gretchen Hoepker 28.24; Girls 13-14 100-yard Backstroke —Audreyanna Regan 1:51.68, Keni Schaefer 1:51.74; Boys 13-14 100-yard Breastroke —John Keller 2:10.56; Girls 15 and up 100-yard Breaststroke —Rebekah Terlizzi 1:40.71.

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