Emilee McGee competes in the 11-12 girls' backstroke at a recent Cherokee Swim Team met. Photo submitted.
The Cherokee Swim Team hosted the second meet of the season on Wednesday, June 17 at the Bacon Aquatic Center when they swam a dual meet against a large Storm Lake team. The Cherokee team continued to improve their times from the previous week and had 14 individuals place first in 25 of their events; while 11 relay teams placed first during the meet.
The individuals winning all three of their individual events were Kaely Hummel in the 50m free, 25m free and 100m Individual Medley, as well as Kylie Mongan in the 100m free, 25m back and 25m butterfly in the 9-10 age group.
In the 11-12 age group Mitchell West won the 100m free, 50m free and 100m IM; while Halie Kraft won the 50m butterfly, 50m free and 100m IM.
Kylie Mongan swims in the 9-10 girls' butterfly. Photo submitted.
Three swimmers won two races, including Dustin Rosewall in the 100m free and 50m back, along with Brett Walker in the 50m free and 100m IM in the 13-14 age group. Brianna Fowler won the 15 & over 50m back and 100m IM.
Seven more swimmers posted wins including Taylor Richardson in the 25m free and Thad Booth in the 25m back in the 8 & under age group. Brett Barritt won the 50m back and Emily Haselhoff the 50m breaststroke in the 11-12 age group. Dallas Boger won the 13-14 50m butterfly while Brennon Prentice took the 50m breaststroke in the same age group. Finally Mikaela Booth won the 15 & over 50m breaststroke.
The ll relay teams that posted wins were the girls' 8 & under 100m medley and 100m free relay teams of Taylor Richardson, Becca Entriken, Emma Jensen and Megan Brown.
Becca Entriken competes in the 8 & under girls' breaststroke. Photo submitted.
The 8 & under boys' 100m free relay team also won with the team of Thad Booth, Wyatt Kraft, Carson Mongan and Grant Wulfsen. The 9-10 girls won both their relay events with the 100m medley relay team of Kelsey Hockenson, Kaely Hummel, Kylie Mongan and Lindsay Williams; while the 100m free relay team was made up of Hummel, Williams, Jennifer Barritt and Whisper Tarbill. The Cherokee teams took all the relay events in the 11-12 age group. The girls' team was made up of Paige Kraft, Emily Haselhoff, Halie Kraft and Britney Sargent and they won both the 200m medley and 200m free relays while Brett Barritt, Calvin Chalstrom, T.J. Hockenson and Adam Cedar won the 200m medley relay for the boys and Barritt, Cedar, Hockenson and Mitchell West took the 200m free relay.
And the 13-14 boys' relay teams won the 200m medley relay with Dustin Rosewall, Brennon Prentice, Brett Walker and Michael Rosewall and the team of Dallas Boger, Prentice, D. Rosewall and Walker took the 200m free relay.
"It was a fun meet against a strong team, and with temperatures finally warming up, things are looking better all the time for the Cherokee Swim Team, " said the team's head coach, Jodi Mongan.
They traveled to Rockwell City on Wednesday, June 24, for their first away meet of the season, and that brings them to the half -way point of their season. The next home meet won't be until July 15.