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By Georgie Kulczyk
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Onto State: Thunder Qualifies 21 Swimmers

Four Individuals and Girls' Relay Crowned as Divisional Champs

 

August 2, 2017

Nicole Arnold / For the Courier

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team poses before the parade of athletes at the Sidney swim meet held July 29 and 30. The parade of athletes is held at both the divisional and state meets, and each participating team chooses a theme for the event. This season, each Thunder swimmer represented an element from the periodic table of elements. Pictured, back row (l-r): Sophia Larsen, Ava Reyes, Abigail Kulczyk, Iris McKean, DJ Rasmusan, Dalton Sand, Bergen Miller, assistant coach Hunter Kopff, Natosha Sand, Ben Miller, Trevor Johnson, Tony Kaiser, Damian Cable, Zavier Urbin, head coach Nicole Arnold and Katie Kaiser. Front row (l-r): Riley Pedersen, Avery Pedersen, Allie Palm, Holt Huntsman, Nikolas Kulczyk (behind Holt), Raelee Dowden, Myli Swindler, Haylly Turner, Haleigh Huntsman and Grace Reyes.

The Glasgow Kiwanis Swim Team will be facing some tough competition at the upcoming state swim meet. The Thunder will be competing in the Class A division against Glendive, Columbia Falls, Conrad and Big Sandy.

Head coach Nicole Arnold explained that classifications are based on the amount of points scored during the divisional meet. "Last year they took the Class B title and will face a harder task this year repeating in class A," she said.

The Eastern Divisional meet was held in Sidney July 29 and 30, with 10 teams competing. The Thunder placed sixth overall with 358 points.

The state meet will be held in Lewistown August 5 and 6, with teams from all over the state attending. "This is the best competition they will have all year," said Arnold. "They will need to prepare mentally to ensure their success among the best."

Leading the team with first place finishes and divisional championship status at the divisional meet were Abigail Kulczyk (50m breaststroke), Dalton Sand (200m individual medley, 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle), Trevor Johnson (100m butterfly), and Katie Kaiser (50m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 400m freestyle). Sand and Kaiser also took home high-point honors once again. The senior girls relay (Katie Kaiser, Raelee Dowden, Natosha Sand, DJ Rasmusan) snagged two gold medals for their first-place finishes in both relays.

The Athlete of the Meet for this week goes to Tommi Prewett. According to Arnold, Prewett had an amazing weekend where she was able to take off time (total of 15 seconds) and qualify in all of her individual events. She will be competing in the 200m individual medley, 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, and both the freestyle medley relays for her age group.

Ben Miller also had a notable performance as he improved his best time in the 200m individual medley by nearly seven seconds, which can be difficult to do this late in the season.

Relay results

Girls 8 & Under 100m freestyle relay: 7th, 1:55.44 (Peyton Birkoski, Haleigh Huntsman, Riley Pedersen, Grace Reyes)

Girls 9-10 100m freestyle relay: 5th, 1:21.07 (Myli Swindler, Allie Palm, Abigail Kulczyk, Sophia Larson)

Girls 11-12 200m freestyle relay: 5th, 2:32.16 (Iris McKean, Haylly Turner, Tommi Prewett, Ava Reyes)

Boys 13-14 200m freestyle relay: 5th, 2:32.84 (Bergen Miller, Damian Cable, Zavier Urbin, Trevor Johnson)

Girls 15 & Over 200m freestyle relay: 1st, 2:12.30 (Natosha Sand, Raelee Dowden, DJ Rasmusan, Katie Kaiser)

Girls 9-10 100m medley relay: 4th, 1:36.55 (Myli Swindler, Abigail Kulczyk, Allie Palm, Sophia Larson)

Girls 11-12 200m medley relay: 5th, 2:57.68 (Ava Reyes, Haylly Turner, Tommi Prewett, Iris McKean)

Boys 13-14 200m medley relay: 2nd, 2:29.85 (Dalton Sand, Bergen Miller, Trevor Johnson, Zavier Urbin)

Girls 15 & Over 200m medley relay: 1st, 2:35.69 (Katie Kaiser, Raelee Dowden, Natosha Sand, DJ Rasmusan)

Team results

1 Scobey 871

2 Lewistown 808

3 Chinook 790

4 Sidney 756

5 Glendive 464

6 Glasgow 358

7 Plentywood 322

8 Malta 290

9 Harlem 284

10 Roundup 229

Individual Results

Peyton Birkoski (Girls 8 & Under) – 25m backstroke, 10th, 30.04.

Damian Cable (Boys 13-14) - 200m freestyle, 10th, 4:28.80.

Raelee Dowden (Girls 13-14) - 100m breaststroke, 4th, 1:40.16; 50m butterfly, 8th, 40.09; 100m butterfly, 2nd, 1:34.66.

Trevor Johnson (Boys 13-14) - 50m butterfly, 2nd, 31.28; 200m freestyle, 2nd, 2:23.77; 100m butterfly, 1st, 1:15.16.

Katie Kaiser (Girls 15 & Over) - 50m freestyle, 1st, 30.57; 100m backstroke, 1st, 1:18.44; 400m freestyle, 1st, 5:22.36.

Tony Kaiser (Boys 15 & Over) - 100m freestyle, 6th, 1:10.63; 50m butterfly, 7th, 36.22; 400m freestyle, 3rd, 5:31.41.

Abigail Kulczyk (Girls 9-10) - 50m breaststroke, 1st, 50.41;100m freestyle, 11th, 1:36.84; 50m backstroke, 12th, 59.50.

Sophia Larson (Girls 9-10) - 100m individual medley, 15th, 2:00.54; 50m breaststroke, 9th, 58.68.

Iris McKean (Girls 11-12) - 50m freestyle, 9th, 36.57; 50m backstroke, 10th, 47.81.

Ben Miller (Boys 15 & Over) - 100m breaststroke, 7th, 1:27.60; 100m freestyle, 8th, 1:07.94; 100m butterfly, 5th, 1:23.01.

Bergen Miller (Boys 13-14) - 200m individual medley, 5th, 3:11.79; 100m breaststroke, 4th, 1:35.12; 100m freestyle, 9th, 1:15.34.

Allie Palm (Girls 9-10) - 50m freestyle, 12th, 42.27; 50m butterfly, 12th, 57.52.

Tommi Prewett (Girls 11-12) - 200m individual medley, 5th, 3:23.32; 50m breaststroke, 7th, 46.98; 50m butterfly, 9th, 42.13.

DJ Rasmusan (Girls 15 & Over) - 50m freestyle, 4th, 33.71; 100m freestyle, 5th, 1:17.87; 400m freestyle, 3rd, 6:10.05.

Ava Reyes (Girls 11-12) - 200m individual medley, 6th, 3:31.97; 50m butterfly, 6th, 42.10.

Grace Reyes (Girls 8 & Under) - 25m breaststroke, 8th, 29.71; 25m butterfly, 9th, 28.47.

Dalton Sand (Boys 11-12) - 200m individual medley, 1st, 2:53.91; 50m butterfly, 1st, 34.05; 200m freestyle, 1st, 2:26.32.

Natosha Sand (Girls 15 & Over) - 50m freestyle, 6th, 34.54; 50m butterfly, 4th, 40.80; 100m butterfly, 2nd, 1:34.42.

Myli Swindler (Girls 9-10) - 100m individual medley, 19th, 2:05.88; 50m breaststroke, 12th, 1:01.14.

Haylly Turner (Girls 11-12) - 50m breaststroke, 12th, 50.92; 200m freestyle, 13th, 3:23.47.

Zavier Urbin (Boys 13-14) - 100m backstroke, 11th, 1:44.48; 50m butterfly, 9th, 39.57; 200m freestyle, 6th, 2:55.45.

 

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