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CHS swimmers fifth at Hastings

January 6, 2019

The CHS swim team competed in Hastings Invitational on Dec. 29. The girls and guys teams both placed fifth.

Five Discoverer swimmers or relay teams improved their time from the Elkhorn Invite on Dec. 14-15.

“They have been working really hard the past two days but they left nothing behind and everything out into the pool,” said Columbus High swim coach Kari Wehil in comments sent to the Telegram. “We had a couple good finishes and some time drops.”

Maddisen Schulz shaved off three tenths of her 100-yard back stroke time for a 1:12.39. She placed fourth in the race.

Morgan Johansen took off two seconds from her 200 breaststroke in a swim of 1:21.40 for fifth place and cut one second off her 200 freestyle to place 14th with a 2:32.26.

The girls 200-yard freestyle relay team included new members from last time out. Maddisen Schulz, Eliana Newbanks, Julia Salerno and Emily Miksch took six seconds off the previous meet time to swim a 1:52.91. The team placed in fifth.

Konner Kudron shaved .14 seconds off his 100 frees to swim a 56.15. Kudron finished in seventh place.

Schulz placed fourth in the girls 500 free with a time of 6:10.75.

The Discovers girls 400 free relay made up of Schulz, Johansen, Kaira Dallman and Alex Freshour placed third with a time of 4:32.33.

The boys 200 frees placed fourth with a time of 1:41.63. The team consisted of Josue Mendez, Kudron, Zach Alexander and Jaden Miller.

The CHS Swim Team will be in action next this Saturday at home when it takes on South Sioux City.

Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at sports@columbustelegram.com

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