20 Killer Whales swimmers qualify for state championships

By Journal

Sports Staff

MARQUETTE — The Killer Whales of the YMCA of Marquette County will send 20 swimmers to the three-day YMCA Wisconsin-Upper Peninsula State Championships to be held in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, starting Friday.

Each of the swimmers, ages 8 to 18, met time standards to qualify for this meet. Competitors can compete in up to five individual events along with relays.

They will swim against other top athletes from YMCAs across Wisconsin and several other YMCA in the U.P. — the Northern Lights of Delta and Dickinson counties and the Marinette-Menominee YMCA.

Here are the qualifiers, their age group and events:

Madelyn Schetter — age 8, 100 freestyle, 25 breaststroke, 25 butterfly

Olive Krueger — age 9, 200 free

Henrik Larsen — age 9, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 50 backstroke, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 100 individual medley, 200 IM

Kamryn LeVigne — age 9, 200 free relay

Kaytlin Roell — age 9, 50 free, 200 free, 50 fly

Elle Durand — age 10, 200 free

Paige Davis — age 11, 50 back

Elena Henry — age 12, 200 medley relay

Hannah Holman — age 12, 200 medley relay

Grace Sobczak — age 12, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 100 back, 50 breast, 100 fly, 100 IM, 200 IM

Quinn Kerekes — age 13, 100 back, 200 back, 500 free

Liam McFarren — age 13, 200 free, 500 free

Carson VanderSchaaf — age 13, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM

Colin VanderSchaaf — age 13, 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM

Delaney Marchiol — age 14, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 200 fly, 400 IM

Lexi LaCombe — age 15, 500 free, 400 IM

Erin VanderSchaaf — age 15, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM

Taryn Aho — age 16, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 400 IM

Paige Whaley — age 16, 500 free, 1,000 free, 200 IM

Jaden West — age 18, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 200 fly, 400 IM

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@ miningjournal.net.