Chadron Sharks Swim Team Wraps Up Season

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Eleven swimmers represented the Chadron Sharks Swim Team at the “Freeze Your Fins” Invitational Swim Meet in Newcastle, Wyoming January 22-23, 2022. The hard work that the swimmers have put into their practices paid off, with 25 Personal Records (PR) being earned in
the pool for the team.

Age 8 & Under Men
Duncan Bennett, age 7, earned 1st place in his age group for each of his events: 100 Freestyle 1:36.50, 100 Yard Individual Medley – 2:00.14, 50 Yard Backstroke – 51:07, 50 Yard Freestyle -44.48 (PR), 50 Yard Butterfly – 1:05.25, and 50 Yard Breaststroke – 56.80.

Age 11-12 Men
Kael Bennett, age 12, competed in the 100 Yard Freestyle – 1:24.73 (6th place), 50 Yard
Backstroke – 43.04 (PR, 5th place), 100 Yard Backstroke – 1:38.44 (4th place), 50 Yard
Freestyle – 36.64 (5th place), 50 Yard Butterfly – 51.68 (PR, 6th place), 50 Yard Breaststroke –
50.90 (5th place), and 100 Yard Breaststroke – 1:51.55 (4th place).

Carter Peters, age 12, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 3:13.57 (PR, 3rd place),
100 Yard Freestyle – 1:17.78 (5th place), 100 Yard Individual Medley – 1:29.55 (2nd place), 50
Yard Backstroke – 43.64 (6th place), 100 Yard Backstroke – 1:38.42 (3rd place), 50 Yard
Freestyle – 34.23 (3rd place), 50 Yard Butterfly – 44.47 (4th place), 100 Yard Butterfly – 1:47.83
(2nd place), 100 Yard Breaststroke – 1:43.79 (PR, 2nd place), and 200 Yard Backstroke –
3:31.54 (1st place).

Age 13-14 Women
Valeria Benitez, age 13, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 4:02.22 (5th place), 100
Yard Freestyle – 1:33.89 (9th place), 200 Yard Breaststroke – 4:04.97 (3rd place), 100 Yard
Backstroke – 1:43.13 (5th place), 50 Yard Freestyle – 35.82 (PR, 9th place), 200 Yard Freestyle –
3:26.15 (5th place), and 200 Yard Backstroke – 3:40.41 (1st place).

Raylie Pourier, age 14, competed in the 100 Yard Freestyle – 1:10.13 (PR, 2nd place), 200 Yard
Butterfly – 3:30.30 (1st place), 100 Yard Backstroke – 1:25.01 (3rd place), 50 Yard Freestyle –
30.22 (PR, 2nd place), 100 Yard Butterfly – 1:30.62 (4th place), 200 Yard Freestyle – 2:47.50
(3rd place), and 100 Yard Breaststroke – 1:34.58 (PR, 4th place).

Age 13-14 Men
Ethan Brown, age 14, competed in the 100 Yard Freestyle- 1:27.64 (PR, 4th place), 200 Yard
Breaststroke – 3:58.16 (3rd place), 100 Yard Backstroke (DQ), 100 Yard Butterfly (DQ), 200 Yard
Freestyle – 3:32.90 (4th place), and 100 Yard Breaststroke – 1:51.95 (PR, 5th place).
Isaiah Horst, age 14, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley (DQ), 100 Yard Freestyle –
1:11.37 (2nd place), and 200 Yard Breaststroke – 3:23.02 (1st place).

Age 15-16 Women
Carlye Kresl, age 15, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 3:32.02 (6th place), 50 Yard
Freestyle – 35.25 (5th place), and 200 Yard Freestyle – 3:11.34 (PR, 6th place).

–The Northeast District Championship Meet was held February 12-13, 2022, and seven Sharks
made the second trip in as many weeks to Newcastle, Wyoming. The swimmers were able to
speed their ways to a total of 18 Personal Records over the course of the weekend. The results
are as follows:

Age 13-14 Women
Valeria Benitez, age 13 competed in the 100 Yard Freestyle – 1:21.65 (12th place), 200 Yard
Breaststroke – 4:00.25 (PR, 8th place), 100 Yard Backstroke – 1:40.64 (11th place), 50 Yard
Freestyle – 36.13 (10th place), 200 Yard Freestyle – 3:18.88 (PR, 7th place), 100 Yard
Breaststroke – 1:47.96 (PR, 7th place), and 200 Yard Backstroke – 3:46.00 (4th place).
Rylie Woodward, age 14, competed in her first meet of the season swimming the 100 Yard
Freestyle – 1:29.77 (13th place), 200 Yard Breaststroke (DQ), 100 Yard Backstroke – 1:15.15
(PR, 12th place), 50 Yard Freestyle – 39.32 (PR, 11th place), 100 Yard Breaststroke (DQ), and
200 Yard Backstroke – 3:59.87 (5th place).

Raylie Pourier, age 14, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 3:12.24 (7th place), 100
Yard Freestyle – 1:07.77 (PR, 3rd place), 200 Yard Breaststroke – 3:34.55 (6th place), 100 Yard
Backstroke – 1:24.89 (9th place), 50 Yard Freestyle – 29.88 (PR, 2nd place), 100 Yard Butterfly –
1:23.63 (PR, 5th place), and 100 Yard Breaststroke – 1:32.72 (PR, 5th place).

Age 13-14 Men
Ethan Brown, age 14, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 3:46.55 (7th place), 100
Yard Freestyle – 1:22.74 (9th place), 200 Yard Breaststroke – 3:56.27 (PR, 5th place), 50 Yard
Freestyle – 36.54 (PR, 8th place), 100 yard Butterfly (DQ), and 100 Yard Breaststroke – 1:52.57
(5th place).

Isaiah Horst, age 14, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 2:55.83 (5th place), 100
Yard Freestyle – 1:06.07 (PR, 4th place), 200 Yard Breaststroke – 3:11.86 (PR, 2nd place), and
100 Yard Backstroke – 1:32.31 (6th place).

Age 15-16 Women
Carlye Kresl, age 15, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 3:27.66 (PR, 4th place), 100
Yard Freestyle – 1:22.96 (7th place), 100 Yard Backstroke – 1:38.37 (6th place), 50 Yard
Freestyle – 34.44 (PR, 5th place), 100 Yard Butterfly – 1:34.91 (1st place), and 200 Yard
Freestyle – 3:17.69 (5th place).

Kenzie Pourier, age 15, competed in the 200 Yard Individual Medley – 3:22.52 (3rd place), 100
Yard Freestyle – 1:16.48 (5th place), 200 Yard Breaststroke – 3:41.46 (PR, 2nd place), 100 Yard
Backstroke – 1:22.68 (PR, 4th place), 50 Yard Freestyle – 35.12 (6th place), 200 Yard Freestyle –
2:49.30 (4th place), 200 Yard Backstroke – 2:59.01 (PR, 3rd place), and 500 Yard Freestyle –
7:46.95 (1st place).

— The Chadron Sharks Swim Team concluded the short-course season with one swimmer
competing at the 2022 Winter Short Course Championships in Laramie, Wyoming February
25-27, 2022.

Raylie Pourier, age 14, was the lone Shark who made the trip to Laramie with a state-qualifying
entry in the 50 Yard Freestyle, where she finished with a time of 29.28 seconds, earning 29th
place in the 13-14 Year Old Women’s Division. She also competed in the 100 Yard Freestyle,
finishing with a time of 1:08.42, and the 100 Yard Breaststroke with a time of 1:31.66, a
personal record. She came away with 26th place finishes in both of those events.

The team will start the 2022-2023 short-course season in October, 2022.

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