POWERS, HAMPTON EARN 8 GOLD MEDALS!

Written for www.mcpherson-county-ks.com

MAIZE – Powered by the performance of their top two swimmers, the McPherson High boys swim team rode the ability wave of Will Powers and Justus Hampton on Saturday to earn a second-place finish at the 2019-20 season opening Maize Invitational.

As a team, the Bullpups scored 293 points to finish just eight points behind Invitational champion Andover Central with 301. A total of 12 teams participated in the invitational.

All this was accomplished with just 11 swimmers as the Bullpups were short a couple of the team leaders, both who had a scheduling conflict with band events.

Both Powers and Hampton took a pair of individual gold with Powers winning the 50 and 200 Freestyle while Hampton took first in the 100 Butterfly and 500 Freestyle. Both Powers and Hampton were also part of the foursome with Rhys Vanderhoof and Cody Achilles that won both the 200 Medley Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay.

NEXT UP FOR THE BULLPUP SWIMMERS:

  • The Bullpup swimmers will be back in the competitive pool on Tuesday, December 10, when they travel to Topeka for an Invitational that will include Bishop Miege, Blue Valley West, Bonner Springs, Lansing, Osawatomie, Kansas City Piper and Wichita Trinity Academy.

BULLPUP SWIMMER RESULTS:

200 Medley Relay: 1. BULLPUPS (Will Powers, Justus Hampton, Rhys Vanderhoof, Cody Achilles) 1:46.28; 16. BULLPUPS ‘B’ (Logan Ediger, Ethan Burger, Riley Shelton, Kyle Ramey) 2:09.03.

200 Freestyle – 1. Will Powers 1:50.01; 7. Tytus Reed 2:18.84

200 Individual Medley – 5. Cody Achilles 2:25.59

50 Freestyle – 1. Will Powers 22:33; 34. Ethan Burger 29.21; 40. Kyle Ramey 34.13.

100 Butterfly – 1. Justus Hampton 54.52; 5. Rhys Vanderhoof 1:01.21; 15. Riley Shelton 1:15.16.

100 Freestyle – 14. Alex Houston 58.05; 16. Tytus Reed 58.71.

500 Freestyle – 1. Justus Hampton 5:02.48; 6. Rhys Vanderhoof 5:37.35.

200 Freestyle Relay – 7. Bullpups (Tytus Reed, Logan Ediger, Riley Shelton, Alex Houston) 1:46.23.

100 Backstroke – 6. Alex Houston 1:07.39; 7. Logan Ediger 1:08.16; 10. Riley Shelton 1:09.78.

100 Breaststroke – 7. Cody Achilles 1:13.45; 11. Ethan Burger 1:15.87.

400 Freestyle Relay – 1. Bullpups (Will Powers, Cody Achilles, Rhys Vanderhoof, Justus Hampton) 3:24.46; 14. Bullpups ‘B’ (Tytus Reed, Ethan Burger, Kyle Ramey, Alex Houston) 4:24.40.

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