Whippets Race their Exhibition Swims Well at the Conference Meet

Whitewater entered the Southern Lakes Conference swim meet on Saturday, October 31, with no chance at medals or a Conference Championship due to a late start to their season. In the SLC Conference, dual meets count towards the Conference title. Whitewater was unable to have dual meets until October 6. Despite this unfortunate situation, the girls raced hard and posted some great times! Listed below is the meet recap along with where they placed in the meet, had they been allowed to place and score. Top 16 places normally score points.

The 200 Medley Relays started the meet off strong with all 8 relay splits being best times. The B Medley Relay of Ashly Xochipa, Josie Treder, Karime Velazquez, and Brooke Bazeley finished in 9th place. The A Medley Relay of Sophia Fanshaw, Ella Houwers, Grace Fanshaw, and Amber Krebs raced to a third place finish with their season best time.

Grace Foucault continued to race well, placing 2nd in the 200 Freestyle with a best time. Ella Houwers won the 200 Individual Medley, beating the field by over 4 seconds. Ashley Xochipa had an outstanding day finishing in 14th place in the 50 Freestyle with a 1.5 second time drop. Brooke Bazeley raced to a 9th place finish in the 50 Freestyle.

Karime Velazquez and Vicki Ramirez both swam well in the 100 Butterfly. Karime posted a best time and finished in 12th place, with Vicki taking 14th place with her 6 second drop. 

Amber Krebs raced the 500 Freestyle with a well split race to finish 6th overall, while teammate Brooke Bazeley swam to an 8th place finish with her best time by over 7 seconds.

Our 200 Freestyle Relay of Brooke Bazeley, Vicki Ramirez, Ashly Xochipa, and Karime Velazquez swam to a 9th place finish.

All four backstroke swimmers finished in the top 16. Grace Foucault finished 2nd with a nice 2 second drop, Sophia Fanshaw posted her season best time finishing in 6th place overall, Ashly Xochipa finished in 12th with a best time, while teammate Karime Velazquez finished in 15th.

Ella Houwers secured 2nd place in the 100 Breaststroke with a season best time. Josie Treder finished in 13th and Vicki Ramirez dropped 5 seconds to finish in 14th place in the 100 Breaststroke.

Rounding out the day was the 400 Freestyle relay of Grace Foucault, Amber Krebs, Sophia Fanshaw, and Ella Houwers swimming to a season best time and 4th place finish.

I am very proud of these girls and their swims. We will be at it again next Saturday for Sectionals at our own pool. Watch us race on the Whitewater High School Facebook page starting at 11:30 a.m.

Article Submitted by Coach Gina Foucault

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