WHS Swimmers take 5th place at Elkhorn Invite

400 Freestyle Relay – (Clockwise from top left) Brianna Zimdars, Ella Houwers, Sophia Fanshaw, Amber Krebs

Ella Houwers, winner 200 Individual Medley and 100 Breaststroke

The Whippets were able to run with the big dogs at the Elkhorn Invite on Saturday, September 8. The Whippets ended up in 5th place at the 10 team invite with 6 Division 1 teams competing. While competing the girls were able to earn several medals.
Medal winners:
2nd place, 200 Medley Relay – Sophia Fanshaw, Ella Houwers, Brianna Zimdars, Amber Krebs
1st place, 200 Individual Medley – Ella Houwers
4th place, 50 Freestyle – Morgan Radaj
3rd place, 100 Butterfly – Brianna Zimdars
2nd place, 100 Freestyle – Brianna Zimdars
5th place, 100 Freestyle – Amber Krebs
5th place, 100 Backstroke – Sophia Fanshaw
1st place, 100 Breaststroke – Ella Houwers
3rd place, 400 Freestyle Relay – Brianna Zimdars, Amber Krebs, Sophia Fanshaw, Ella Houwers

Other swimmers that scored for the Whippets were:
14th place, 200 Freestyle – Lexi Hackney
10th place, 50 Freestyle – Sophia Fanshaw
10th place, 100 Freestyle – Morgan Radaj
13th place, 200 Freestyle Relay – Lexi Hackney, Ellie Treder, Brianna Staebler, Morgan Radaj
14th place, 100 Backstroke – Amber Krebs
15th place, 400 Freestyle Relay – Lexi Hackney, Ellie Treder, Brianna Staebler, Morgan Radaj

A big thank you to Maci Parrish, Sarah Johnson and Lucy Amos for coming along to support the team. It was a long day and these guys were rock stars helping cheer on the team. We had a swimmer unable to swim and it was great that Mina Truesdale stepped in and swam the 400 Freestyle while Katya Morales filled in with the 100 Backstroke. What an outstanding group of athletes we have!

We had several swimmers have outstanding swims. Ella Houwers dominated the 200 Individual Medley winning by 8.5 seconds. In the 50 Freestyle, Raquel Ortiz and Sarah Morales were both able to take charge and win their heats. Brianna Staebler was able to swim faster in both the 200 Freestyle and 100 Butterfly that last year already. I was impressed by all of our girls as we had just come off a meet on Thursday and came here to this fast invite!

Next up will be VIP night on Tuesday, September 11th at 6 pm at the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center.

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