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By Georgie Kulczyk
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Thunder Competes in Glendive

Krumwiede Repeats High Point


Georgie Kulczyk / The Courier

Senior swimmer Katie Kaiser dives off the starting block for her backstroke at the Glendive Invitational swim meet. Kaiser placed second in the event with a time of 1:19.31.

The Glasgow Kiwanis Thunder had a small group of swimmers representing the team in Glendive the weekend of July 9 and 10.

Temperatures reached 93 degrees on Saturday, which always has the potential to sap energy from the competitors, as well as potentially causing heat stroke or dehydration. Additionally, a storm was predicted for the afternoon on Sunday, so meet organizers made some changes to the event schedule to prepare for possible delays or a meet cancellation.

With just 18 swimmers making the trip, earning a substantial place was out of reach for the Thunder, but there were some notable individual achievements.

Senior swimmer, Khloe Krumwiede, earned high point honors for the second weekend in a row by winning each of her individual events.

Katie Kaiser placed well in her events also, with one first-place finish and two second-place finishes for the weekend. In the 400m freestyle, which is a new event for Kaiser, she cut her seed time by nearly eight seconds and earned the win.

Other senior swimmers competing for the Thunder in Glendive were Jordan Kulczyk, Tony Kaiser, and Jazmine Foster-Shaw.

Both of the senior relays (200m freestyle and 200m medley) finished in first place as well.

Natosha Sand and Trevor Johnson were the only intermediate swimmers that competed at the meet, and they both placed in the top ten for their events.

In the junior age group, Ava Reyes represented for the girls, while Dalton Sand and Zavier Urbin swam for the boys. Urbin placed in the top five of his events with a second place finish in the 50m butterfly, while Sand earned two first-place and one second place finish in his events.

Swimming solo in her age group for the Thunder was Abigail Kulczyk. Kulczyk finished in the top 12 in her events, with her best finish in the 100m individual medley.

Finally, Glasgow had two bantam swimmers qualify in their preliminary races on Saturday. Grace Reyes and Myli Swindler both returned on Sunday to compete in their final events.

Placing seventh on Saturday was the midget 100m freestyle team.

Full results:

Jazmine Foster-Shaw: 6th-100m backstroke, 2:03.60, 9th-50m butterfly, 48.97, 8th-100m butterfly, 1:54.60; Trevor Johnson: 3rd-200m individual medley, 2:59.06, 2nd-50m freestyle, 30.32, 3rd-50m butterfly, 34.02; Katie Kaiser: 2nd-50m freestyle, 30.06, 2nd-50m backstroke, 1:19.31, 1st-400m freestyle, 5:23.83; Tony Kaiser: 6th-100m freestyle, 1:14.24, 5th-50m butterfly, 37.64, 4th-400m freestyle, 5:36.62; Khloe Krumwiede: 1st-200m individual medley, 2:54.59, 1st-50m freestyle, 29.20, 1st-100m freestyle, 1:08.00; Abigail Kulczyk: 7th-100m individual medley, 2:39.23, 10th-50m breaststroke, 1:15.86, 11th-50m backstroke, 1:08.16; Jordan Kulczyk: 2nd-100m freestyle, 1:13.51, 5th-100m backstroke, 1:35.37, 2nd-400m freestyle, 5:52.76; Ava Reyes: 8th-200m individual medley, 4:06.15, 9th-100m freestyle, 1:29.59, 10th-50m butterfly, 49.53; Grace Reyes: 9th-25m butterfly, 44.12; Dalton Sand: 2nd-200m individual medley, 3:15.93, 1st-50m freestyle, 33.46, 1st-50m butterfly, 41.05; Natosha Sand: 8th-100m breaststroke, 1:45.71, 5th-100m freestyle, 1:18.28, 7th-50m butterfly, 43.38; Myli Swindler: 12th-100m individual medley, 3:00.17, 9th-25m breaststroke, 38.48, 8th-25m butterfly, 40.10; Zavier Urbin: 5th-50m freestyle, 41.86, 5th-100m freestyle, 1:31.85, 2nd-50m butterfly, 52.93.

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team has one more regular meet scheduled in Sidney July 16 and 17. The divisional meet is scheduled to be held in Malta the weekend of July 23 and 24, then they will be off to Hamilton for the state meet.


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