Independence Day Swimvitational

By Carrie Moore

RAPID CITY, South Dakota, July 12. THE age group Independence Day Swimvitational concluded with big wins for local South Dakota teams, including host team Rapid City Racers. The long course event took place July 2-4 at the Horace Mann Pool.

Multiple winners for host team Rapid City Racers included: Tamara Gorman (13-14 1500 Freestyle — 18:41.73, 200 Freestyle — 2:15.66; 400 Freestyle — 4:48.09), Brian Gorman (17-19 1500 Freestyle — 17:09.97, 200 Freestyle — 2:04.05, 200 Backstroke — 2:18.87, 400 Freestyle — 4:24.30; 400 IM — 5:09.62), Jackie Beagle (15-16 200 IM — 2:30.91, 50 Freestyle — 28.71, 200 Backstroke — 2:3027, 400 IM — 5:27.34, 100 Freestyle — 1:02.70; 100 Backstroke — 1:09.55), Mike Godbe (17-19 200 IM —2:21.53, 50 Freestyle —25.99, 100 Butterfly — 1:03.10, 200 IM —2:21.53, 100 Freestyle — 55.88; 100 Backstroke — 1:04.93), Ben Sieve (13-14 50 Freestyle —29.21, 200 Backstroke — 2:44.43, 400 Freestyle — 4:59.04, 100 Freestyle — 1:04.70, 100 Backstroke — 1:05.70; 100 Breaststroke — 1:34.18), and Cameron Ault (9-10 100 Backstroke — 1:43.65; 50 Breaststroke — 46.64).

Other multiple winners were: Julie Schmitt (15-16 1500 Freestyle — 21:53.44, 200 Breaststroke — 3:10.48; 100 Breaststroke — 1:32.38), Elizabeth Cvrk (17-18 1500 Freestyle — 23:41.26, 800 Freestyle — 11:57.48; 400 Freestyle — 5:54.26), Theresa Sorenson (19 & Over 1500 Freestyle — 22:44.46; 800 Freestyle — 12:12.57), Zoë Robison (8 & Under 200 Freestyle — 3:26.09, 200 IM — 3:59.28, 50 Freestyle — 40.89, 100 Backstroke — 1:52.71, 100 Breaststroke — 1:52.69, 400 Freestyle —7:47.35, 100 Freestyle — 1:38.09; 50 Breaststroke — 52.22), Ashley Theobald (11-12 200 Freestyle — 2:32.74, 800 Freestyle — 11:27.80, 50 Freestyle — 31.82, 100 Backstroke — 1:23.59, 400 Freestyle — 5:26.56, 100 Freestyle — 1:11.12; 50 Backstroke — 37.78), Conrad Thorman (8 & Under 200 Freestyle — 3:22.24, 200 IM — 3:45.15, 50 Freestyle — 41.37, 100 Backstroke — 1:39.39, 100 Freestyle — 1:33.91, 50 Backstroke — 45.91; 50 Breaststroke — 55.40), Eli Mollet (9-10 200 Freestyle — 2:42.40, 200 IM — 3:14.58, 50 Freestyle — 33.16, 50 Butterfly — 40.05; 100 Backstroke — 1:31.10), Noah Beaver (11-12 200 Freestyle — 2:29.51, 800 Freestyle — 10:53.41, 50 Freestyle — 30.91, 50 Butterfly — 36.07, 100 Backstroke — 1:21.56, 100 Breaststroke — 1:25.75, 400 Freestyle — 5:28.29, 100 Freestyle — 1:07.97, 50 Backstroke —37.34; 50 Breaststroke — 40.01), Larissa Jones (15-16 200 Freestyle — 2:26.26; 400 Freestyle — 5:10.89), Ashley Ochsner (17-19 200 Freestyle — 2.26.51, 200 IM — 2:42.00, 100 Butterfly — 1:15.78, 200 Backstroke — 2:45.75, 200 Breaststroke — 2:57.05, 100 Backstroke — 1:27.86; 100 Breaststroke — 1:23.78), Brooke Larson (19 & Over 200 Freestyle — 2:28.26, 50 Freestyle — 30.50, 100 Butterfly — 1:23.46, 100 Freestyle — 1:07.71, 100 Backstroke — 1:21.49, 100 Breaststroke — 1:34.28; 400 IM — 6:08.64), Collin Baldacci (15-16 200 Freestyle — 2:11.40, 200 Backstroke —2:22.67, 100 Freestyle — 1:01.05, 200 Butterfly — 2:34.35, 100 Backstroke — 1:05.70; 100 Breaststroke — 1:30.46), Annie Waldum (11-12 200 IM — 2:57.56, 100 Breaststroke — 1:25.40; 50 Breaststroke — 40.19), Conner Baldacci (11-12 200 IM — 3:07.69; 100 Butterfly — 1:39.63), Kelsey Ochsner (13-14 200 IM — 2:33.22, 50 Freestyle — 28.52, 100 Butterfly — 1:07.36, 100 Freestyle — 1:03.24; 200 Butterfly — 2:39.41), Morgan McLain (20 & Over 200 IM — 2:28.67, 200 Backstroke — 2:29.13; 400 Freestyle — 4:50.36), Josh Sorbe (13-14 200 IM — 3:05.92, 800 Freestyle — 12:12.10; 200 Breaststroke — 3:36.40), Fisher Mollet (15-16 200 IM —2:26.76, 50 Freestyle — 26.94; 100 Butterfly — 1:07.16), Iz Arnwine (15-16 800 Freestyle — 12:03.92; 200 Butterfly — 3:38.20), Weston Christensen (800 Freestyle — 9:34.17, 400 Freestyle — 4:42.78; 400 IM — 5:48.88), Talia Jorgensen (9-10 50 Freestyle — 36.60, 100 Freestyle — 1:24.21; 100 Butterfly — 1:43.66), Mara VonHolst (17-19 50 Freestyle — 30.41, 10 Freestyle — 1:08.12; 200 Butterfly — 2:59.06), John Green (20 & Over 800 Freestyle — 11:21.36, 50 Freestyle — 27.81, 200 Breaststroke —3:20.31, 100 Freestyle — 1:06.25; 100 Backstroke — 1:18.27), Klaire Rehard (8 &Under 50 Butterfly — 56.96; 50 Backstroke — 50.91), Mackenzie Dougherty (11-12 50 Butterfly — 36.87; 100 Butterfly — 1:27.47), Mason Anderson (8 & Under 50 Butterfly — 49.28; 100 Breaststroke — 1:57.88), Sani Carsrud (9-10 100 Backstroke — 1:36.17; 400 Freestyle — 6:03.99), Sarah Morgan (13-14 200 Backstroke — 2:30.38, 100 Backstroke — 1:11.05; 400 IM — 5:29.02), Ty Conklin (9-10 100 Breaststroke — 1:54.80, 100 Freestyle — 1:20.66; 50 Backstroke — 42.46), and Iliana Jones (13-14 100 Breaststroke —1:27.49; 200 Breaststroke — 3:06.16).

The Rapid City Racers also swept the top spots in the boy's 13-14 50 LCM freestyle, with Ben Sieve (29.21) taking the top spot, followed by Reed Ellefson (35.70) and Jonathan Vottero (37.48).

The relay events also saw success and upsets. The Pierre Swim Team (2:19.21) edged out the Gillette Swim Team (2:22.61) to take the win in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Sheridan Swim Team squad was third with a time of 2:39.88.

Even though Gillette Swim Team took second, they placed first in the 200 Medley Relay with a time of 2:38.16. Pierre Swim Team took second with 2:44.84, while the Black Hills Gold Swim Team (2:48.65) took third.

Host team Rapid City Racers took first place in the 400 Medley Relay with a time of 4:30.99. Gillette Swim Team followed with 5:06.19; Casper Swim Club placed third with 5:19.28. The Rapid City Racers ‘A' (3:25.29) and ‘B' (4:33.97) squad finished first and second, respectively, in the 400 Freestyle Relay. The Gillette Swim Team took third (4:39.26).

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