Championship Sharks team includes Monticello entries


Dylan Ponder competes in the 100-yard butterfly event for the MACR Sharks at the YMCA State Championships March 7. (Photos courtesy of Timothy Flynn Photography)

Rylee Bauer of Monticello (center) is recognized as the All-Star for the MACR girls’ team at the YMCA State Championships. At left is Jill Flynn, the Monticello coach for MACR. At right is MACR head coach Donald Pirrie.
SWIMMING

     Monticello-area swimmers were part of the Metro Area Cedar Rapids (MACR) Sharks swimming team that won the Division 2 girls’ title at the YMCA Swimming Championships March 7-8 in Marshalltown.

     Several Monticello-area boys also competed and secured high placings at the state meet.

     The girls scored 1,047 points to win the title over the Dubuque Dolphins, who were second with 992; and the Spencer Tigersharks, third with 877.

     Results involving Monticello-area swimmers from the state competition follow.

 

Girls

     Karle Kramer sixth in 100-yard freestyle, 59.91; ninth in 200 free, 2:19.60; 10th in 50 free, 27.41; part of first place 200 medley relay, 1:55.26; part of third place 200 free relay, 1:47.65.

     Rylee Bauer 11th in 100 breaststroke, 1:23.86; part of ninth place 200 medley relay, 2:08.08; part of ninth place 200 free relay, 1:55.29.

     Breanna Bauer, part of ninth place 200 medley relay, 2:12.41; part of 14th place 200 free relay, 2:04.14.

Boys

     Connor Hynick fourth in 50 backstroke, 30.12; ninth in 100 back, 1:11.787; 14th in 50 free, 25.11; part of seventh place 200 medley relay, 1:56.43.

     Sullivan Flynn 15th in 50 free, 25.29; part of seventh place 200 medley relay, 1:56.43.

     Dylan Ponder eighth in 200 individual medley, 2:34.06; 16th in 100 butterfly, 1:07.94; 16th in 100 free, 59.56; part of seventh place 200 medley, 1:56.43.

     Harrison Ahlrichs 17th in 100 free, 1:00.48.

     Brock Westphal, part of 11th place 200 free relay, 1:54.30.

     Reece Drew ninth in 200 IM, 2:48.30; 16th in 100 free, 58.36; part of first place 200 free relay, 1:40.28.

 

Team holds

banquet

     The MACR swimmers also held a banquet in February to honor its team members, including several from Monticello and surrounding areas.

     Rylee Bauer was presented with the All-Star Award. In the state of Iowa every team nominates a girl and a boy for the award, which exemplifies all that it is to be a YMCA swimmer both in and out of the pool.

     Below is a list of MACR swimmers from the Monticello, Cascade, Anamosa and Wyoming areas who qualified for regional competition, qualified for state competition, and/or earned awards at the team’s swimming banquet in February.

 

All-Star Award

     Ages 15-and-over: Rylee Bauer.

Regional Qualifiers

(March 21-21, Des Moines)

     Ages 13-14: Harrison Ahlrichs, Reece Drew, Maddy Fischer;

     Ages 15-and-over: Sullivan Flynn, Connor Hynick, Karle Kramer, Dylan Ponder.

State Qualifiers

(March 7-8, Marshalltown)

     Ages 13-14: Harrison Ahlrichs, Breanna Bauer, Reece Drew, Maddy Fischer, Brock Westphal.

     Ages 15-and-over: Rylee Bauer, Sullivan Flynn, Connor Hynick, Karle Kramer, Dylan Ponder.

Time Drop Awards

     Ages 8-and-under: Soren Flynn, 22.46 seconds (first year).

     Ages 9-10: Landri Hansen, 44.57.

     Ages 11-12: Aedan Althoff, 26.26.

     Ages 13-14: Reece Drew, 20.42.

     Ages 15-and-over: Sullivan Flynn, 20.20; Esther Funk, 6.8.

YMCA Core Values Award

     Ages 13-14: Maddy Fischer.

 

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