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Cherokee swimmers excel at Emmetsburg, Algona

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Brennon Prentice swims in to touch the wall and teammate Brett Walker takes off on a relay exchange for the Cherokee Swim Club at a recent meet. Photo contributed.
EMMETSBURG - The Cherokee Swim Team had its second away meet of the season - their fourth meet overall - in Emmetsburg on July 1.

The Cherokee team had seven triple winners, five double winners, and four single winners during the meet, and also collected 13 relay wins.

The triple winners included two 9-10 girls, with Kylie Mongan winning the 100m free, the 25m butterfly and the 50m free, while Kaely Hummel won the 25m breaststroke, the 25m free and the 100m Individual Medley (IM).

There were also three 11-12 year olds who won three events. Halie Kraft won the 100m free, the 50m butterfly and the 50m free, while Emily Haselhoff won the 50m backstroke, the 50m breaststroke and the 100m IM for the girls, and Adam Cedar took the boys' 100m free, 50m free and 100m IM.

Brett Walker was a triple winner in the 13-14 boys age group, posting wins in the 50m butterfly, the 50m free and the 100m IM.

The Cherokee Swim Team's Liz Herrera swims the breaststroke in a recent meet . The team ends its season in the Conference Meet on Saturday. Photo contributed
Brianna Fowler won all three of her events in the 15 & over girls age group. Her wins were in the 100m free, the 50m backstroke and the 100m IM.

Winning two individual events during the meet were Abby Goettsch and Taylor Richardson for the 8 & under girls; Taylan Entriken in the 9-10 boys; Dustin Rosewall in the 13-14 boys age group, and Beth Hanner in the 15 & over group.

Those taking first in one event included Carson Mongan, Whisper Tarbill, Calvin Chalstrom, and Brennon Prentice.

The winning relays were:

8 & under girls - 100m free relay team of Taylor Richardson, Rylee Gannon, Becca Entriken and Abby Goettsch.

9-10 girls - 100m med relay team of Kelsey Hockenson, Kaely Hummel, Kylie Mongan and Lindsay Williams; 100m free relay team of Hummel, Mongan, Williams and Jennifer Barritt.

9-10 boys -Taylan Entriken, Grant Wulfsen, Carson Mongan and Parker Means.

11-12 girls - 200m med relay team of Allie Van Vactor, Emily Haselhoff, Halie Kraft and Britney Sargent, 200 m. free relay - Haselhoff, Kraft, Sargent and Hayley Graybill.

11-12 boys - 200m medley and 200m free relay teams of Brett Barritt, Adam Cedar, Calvin Chalstrom and T.J. Hockenson.

13-14 boys - 200m medley and 200m free relay teams of Blake Booth, Brennon Prentice, Brett Walker and Dustin Rosewall.

15 & over girls - 200m medley and the 200m free team of Molly Breyfogle, Brianna Fowler, Beth Hanner and Mikayla Schuett.

After the meet, Cherokee coach Jodi B. Mongan said, "The team faces a tough meet next week when they travel to Algona - one of the top teams in the conference - before returning home for their final home meet of the season. I'm excited about the last two weeks of the season, and look forward to seeing how much more the swimmers can improve their times."

Emma Jensen swims the butterfly stroke in a recent meet . Photo contributed
About 50 Cherokee swimmers traveled to Algona on July 8 for a dual against over 100 Algona swimmers and a little more than a dozen Clarion swimmers.

It was a long night but netted some great times and some exciting races. This was the best competition the team has seen since the meet against Storm Lake two weeks ago.

The team managed to post 25 individual victories and eight relay victories during the meet. Three swimmers won all three of their individual events, six won two of their events, and four were single event winners.

The triple winners were Abby Goettsch in the 8 & under girls' 50m free, 25m free and 100m Individual Medley (IM); Taylan Entriken in the 9-10 boys' 25m breaststroke, 25m free and 100m IM; and Halie Kraft in the 11-12 girls' 100m free, 50m butterfly and 50m free.

Double winners were Kaely Hummel in the 9-10 girls' 100m free and 25m free; Emily Haselhoff in the 11-12 girls' 50m breaststroke and 100m IM; Adam Cedar in the 100m free and 100m IM; and Mitchell West in the 50m butterfly and 50m free from the 11-12 boys age group. Dustin Rosewall and Brett Walker were double winners in the 13-14 boys age group, winning the 100m free and 50m backstroke and the 50m free and 100m IM, respectively.

Winning single events during the meet were Kylie Mongan, who won the 9-10 girls' 25m butterfly; Dallas Boger, who won the 13-14 boys' 50m butterfly; Brennon Prentice, who won the 50m breaststroke; and Brianna Fowler , who won the 15 & over girls' 50m backstroke.

Included in the eight relay wins are three age groups, consisting of six different races in which the Cherokee teams have not yet been beaten this season. Among those are the 9-10 girls' medley and free relay teams made up this week of Whisper Tarbill, Kaely Hummel, Kylie Mongan and Lindsay Williams for the 100m medley; and Hummel, Mongan, Williams and Jennifer Barritt for the 100m free relay. The 11-12 girls have also won all their relay events in the 200m medley and 200m free relays with the team of Paige Kraft, Emily Haselhoff, Halie Kraft and Britney Sargent. The third undefeated age group is the 13-14 boys, who won the 200m medley relay and 200m free relays this week with the team of Brennon Prentice, Dustin Rosewall, Michael Rosewall and Brett Walker. Two other relay teams won during the meet, the 8 & under girls 100m free relay team of Taylor Richardson, Emma Jensen, Becca Entriken and Abby Goettsch took first; as did the 9-10 boys' 100m medley relay team of Carson Mongan, Taylan Entriken, Grant Wulfsen and Wyatt Kraft.

The Cherokee team will finish out the season by hosting a home meet against Humboldt/Fort Dodge on Wednesday, July 15 at 5:30pm,, and then swim in all-day Conference meet to finish their season on Saturday, July 18.

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