Jodi Street, head swim coach for the Milbank Sea Lions (MALST), says, “We brought home the high point trophy from the Webster High Point Meet despite cold and rainy conditions. She explained, “The backstroke is the most challenging in rainy conditions, and it’s something indoor swimmers never practice. So, it challenges them. It’s good because the state meet this summer will be held in an outdoor facility.”
High Point winners at Webster on June 26-27 included: Jade Henrich – 1st place in boys 6 & Under Ryan Steffen – 2nd place in boys 7-8TyLynn Wellnitz – 1st place in girls 7-8Logan Dexter – 2nd place in boys 9-10Bailee Hendricks – 2nd place in girls 9-10Jada Leigh Wellnitz – 3rd place in girls 9-10Emmett Hanson – 2nd place in boys 13-14Maddox Hanson – 3rd place in boys 17 & over Amaya Street – 2nd place in girls 17 & over
MALST entered 37 swimmers in the two-day competition. Three more swimmers on the team punched their ticket to the State A Championship. Rylie Overby qualified in the 50-meter freestyle. Hannah Pauli qualified in the 100-meter backstroke and Sophia Bass qualified in the 25-meter backstroke.
Swimmers also broke six MALST records: TyLynn Wellnitz – in the 25-meter backstroke, the 50-meter freestyle, and the 200-meter freestyleLiam Street – in the 200IM Savanna Osowski – in the 100-meter butterfly Amaya Street – in the 100-meter freestyle
Swimmer of the Meet awards: Sophia Bass was selected as the Swimmer of the Meet in the 10 & Under division. Sophia is new to the swim team this year, and has picked up on her stroke technique very quickly. She works hard in practice, qualified for state, scores well at meets and continues to drop time each meet. Sophia dropped 14 seconds total over four events from just a week ago.
Preston Laskowske was selected as the Swimmer of the Meet in the 12 & Over division. Preston is also new to the swim team this year, he took on a new event in the 100 backstroke and cut time in all of his events. Preston was the top time cutter overall for the team cutting 31.06 seconds in his 100 freestyle from a week earlier. Preston also anchored the medley relay, which was a new position for him.