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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Thunder Produces Three State Champions,

Fall Short of Team Hardware


August 9, 2017

The Glasgow Kiwanis Thunder competed in their final meet of the year in Lewistown August 5 and 6.

The team fell short of earning any hardware, but 16 of the 27 attending athletes advanced to finals the second day of the meet and several swimmers placed in the top twelve of their events.

Notably, three Thunder swimmers earned gold medals and state champion status. Katie Kaiser swept her events to lead the team in points, earning gold in the 50m freestyle, the 100m backstroke and the 400m freestyle. Dalton Sand finished with two first-place finishes in the 200m individual medley and the 200m freestyle, and a second-place finish in the 50m butterfly. Trevor Johnson completed his weekend with two gold medals: one in the 50m butterfly and one in the 100m butterfly, and a third-place finish in the 200m freestyle.

In addition, Kaiser and Sand snagged high-point recognition in their age groups.

Each of Glasgow's relay teams finished strong, placing ninth or higher in their competing class.

The Thunder's head coach, Nicole Arnold, announced two Athlete's of the Meet this week. "Allie Palm (10) and Katie Kaiser (16) are this week's GKST Athletes of the Meet", she said. "The two both had fantastic weekends filled with eventful races. Katie started the finals day by narrowly winning the 400 free with a new PR, and then taking two more firsts in the 50 free and 100 back, giving her true highpoint honors at the state competition. Allie advanced to finals in two individual events, and placed in both races. She cut a whopping 3.5 seconds from her preliminary time in the 50m butterfly to place ninth overall. As a first year swimmer to place in two individuals events at state is a huge accomplishment."

Team results:

Class AA

Bitterroot 808.5

Lewistown 537

Scobey 498

Chinook 450

Sidney 402

Class A

Conrad 345

Big Sandy 294

Glendive 238.5

Glasgow 200.5

Cut Bank 195

C. Falls 183

Class B

Harlem 212.5

Ft. Benton 155

Plentywood 153

Shelby 150.5

Chester 133

Malta 116

Class C

Fairfield 162.5

Choteau 160

Roundup 156

Sunburst 39

Plains 11

Individual results:

Damian Cable (Men 13-14): 200m freestyle, 22nd, 4:44.08.

Raelee Dowden (Women 13‑14): 100m breaststroke, 12th, 1:40.71; 100m butterfly, 4th, 1:32.12.

Trevor Johnson (Men 13‑14): 50m butterfly, 1st, 30.81; 200m freestyle, 3rd, 2:28.17; 100m butterfly, 1st, 1:12.06.

Katie Kaiser (Women 15-19): 50m freestyle, 1st, 28.45; 100m backstroke, 1st, 1:15.18; 400m freestyle, 1st, 5:12.87.

Tony Kaiser (Men 15-19): 100m freestyle, 11th, 1:07.25; 50m butterfly, 12th, 37.13; 400m freestyle, 4th, 5:25.49.

Abigail Kulczyk (Women 9-10): 50m breaststroke, 10th, 52.16.

Ben Miller (Men 15-19): 100m breaststroke, 6th, 1:24.30; 100m freestyle, 9th, 1:05.75; 100m butterfly, 8th, 1:23.88.

Bergen Miller (Men 13‑14): 200m individual medley, 12th, 3:14.13.

Allie Palm (Women 9-10): 50m freestyle, 12th, 41.73; 50m butterfly, 9th, 47.33.

Tommi Prewett (Women 11-12): 200m individual medley, 6th, 3:22.03.

DJ Rasmusan (Women 15-19): 50m freestyle, 12th, 33.91; 100m freestyle, 12th, 1:18.30; 400m freestyle, 7th, 6:16.57.

Ava Reyes (Women 11-12): 200m individual medley, 7th, 3:23.42; 50m butterfly, 12th, 41.99.

Grace Reyes (Women 8 & under): 25m butterfly, 11th, 27.72.

Dalton Sand (Men 11‑12): 200m individual medley, 1st, 2:49.38; 50m butterfly, 2nd, 32.93; 200m freestyle, 1st, 2:25.26.

Natosha Sand (Women 15-19): 50m butterfly, 11th, 40.57; 100m butterfly, 6th, 1:33.22.

Zavier Urbin (Men 13‑14): 200m freestyle, 12th, 2:50.82.

Relay Results:

Women 9‑10 100m freestyle relay: 6th, 1:18.58.

Women 11‑12 200m freestyle relay: 8th, 2:32.25.

Men 13‑14 200m freestyle relay: 8th, 2:34.87.

Women 15‑19 200m freestyle relay: 2nd, 2:12.14.

Women 9‑10 100m medley relay: 7th, 1:33.06.

Women 11‑12 200m medley relay: 9th, 2:50.85. Men 13‑14 200m medley relay: 4th, 2:29.47.

Women 15‑19 200m medley relay: 3rd, 2:34.74.


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