POWERS, VANDERHOOF LEAD MCPHERSON

By William

The McPherson boys swimming team began life without superstars William Powers and Justus Hampton on Saturday when they swam in Wichita and finished third out of four teams.

It was a dog fight between Maize South and Andover for the top of the team standings as Maize South finished with 396 points while Andover finished with 391 and McPherson placed third with 344. Valley Center was the other team participating and ended up with 299 points.

Individually, the Bullpups finished second in seven events while also getting a third or fourth place finish in seven events.

Matthew Powers led McPherson by placing second in both the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Breaststroke while being part of a second-place finish in both the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays.

Another star for the Bullpups was Rhys Vanderhoof who took second in both the 50 and 500 Freestyles while being part of the second-place finish in both the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays as well.

Both Cody Achilles and Wesley Wurm were also part of the two second-place relay teams while Achilles also earned a runner up finish in the 200 Freestyle.

Next up for the Bullpup swimmers will be a trip to Topeka on Tuesday, December 8 for the Topeka Invitational along with Bishop Miege, Junction City, Osawatomie, Kansas City Piper and Topeka Hayden.

MCPHERSON BULLPUPS SWIMMING RESULTS:

TEAM STANDINGS: 1. Maize South = 396; 2. Andover = 391; 3. BULLPUPS = 344; 4. Valley Center = 299.

MCPHERSON BULLPUPS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

200 Medley Relay:

5. = 2:01.97 with Logan Ediger, Christian Garcia, Tytus Reed, and Alex Houston.

7. = 2:13.06 with Jamison Sattler, Stephen Peterson, Connor Olson, and Mendez Tito.

200 Freestyle:

2. = 1:57.92 by Cody Achilles.

10. = 2:53.40 by Christian Garcia.

200 Individual Medley:

4. = 2:28.20 by Logan Ediger.

6. = 2:29.99 by Tytus Reed.

50 Freestyle:

2. = 23.39 by Rhys Vanderhoof.

4. = 24.75 by Wesley Wurm.

100 Butterfly:

2. = 58.93 by Matthew Powers.

100 Freestyle:

4.= 55.77 by Wesley Wurm.

6. = 56.89 by Alex Houston.

500 Freestyle:

2. = 5:33.42 by Rhys Vanderhoof.

4. = 6:00.58 by Tytus Reed.

200 Freestyle Relay:

2. = 1:36.18 with Matthew Powers, Cody Achilles, Wesley Wurm, and Rhys Vanderhoof.

100 Backstroke:

3. = 1:06.17 by Logan Ediger.

4. = 1:07.06 by Alex Houston.

100 Breaststroke:

2. = 1:08.64 by Matthew Powers.

4. = 1:11.47 by Coday Achilles.

400 Freestyle Relay:

2. = 3:33.57 with Rhys Vanderhoof, Wesley Wurm, Cody Achilles, and Matthew Powers.

4. = 4:07.45 with Tytus Reed, Logan Ediger, Christian Garcia, and Alex Houston.

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