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Pierre Swim Team places second at State B MEet

February 27, 2018 GMT

The Pierre Swim Team sent 35 members to Sioux Falls this weekend to swim in the 2018 Short Course State B Championships. Swimmers placing in the top two in each event, and any swimmer swimming a State Qualifying Time, will be eligible to swim in that event at the 2018 Short Course State A Championships held in Pierre this weekend.

The Pierre Swim Team finished runners up at the State B Championship. Several athletes used this meet to qualify for the State A meet.

In the female 9-10 division, Riley Berg qualified in the 200 yard individual medley. In the female 11-12 division, Olivia Frederick qualified in the 100 yard breaststroke, 100 yard freestyle, 100 yard individual medley, 100 yard freestyle, 200 yard individual medley and 50 yard backstroke. Paige Spomer qualified in the 100 yard butterfly. In the female 13-14 division, Jastyn Frederick qualified in the 100 yard freestyle, while Katelyn Harris qualified in the 100 yard breaststroke, 1000 yard freestyle, 200 yard breaststroke and 50 yard freestyle. Kendra Rounds qualified in the 100 yard butterfly, 200 yard backstroke, and 200 yard individual medley. In the female 15-16 division, Savanna Shrake qualified in the 100 yard freestyle and 1000 yard freestyle. Deni Zeeb qualified in the 100 yard backstroke, 100 yard butterfly, 100 yard freestyle, 200 yard backstroke, 200 yard individual medley, and 50 yard freestyle.

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In the male 8 and under division, Lathan Rounds qualified in the 25 yard breaststroke, 25 yard butterfly, 50 yard butterfly and 50 yard freestyle. In the male 9-10 yard division, Bryce Bowman qualified in the 100 yard backstroke, 100 yard individual medley and 50 yard butterfly. Gunner Jones qualified in the 200 yard freestyle, 200 yard individual medley and 50 yard freestyle, while Alex Schaefbauer qualified in the 50 yard breaststroke. In the male 11-12 division, Charlie Simpson qualified in the 100 yard butterfly and 500 yard freestyle. In the male 17-19 division, Adam Schochenmaier qualified in the 100 yard backstroke, 100 yard butterfly, 100 yard freestyle, 200 yard individual medley, 50 yard freestyle and 500 yard freestyle.

These 14 swimmers will be part of a large contingent of Pierre Swim Team athletes who will be swimming in the 2018 Short Course State A Championships this weekend at the Pierre YMCA. The State A Championships are open to the public.