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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Pratt swimmers medal at league

  • The Pratt Swim Team culminated their season with the league finals held at Cunningham on Wednesday July 3.
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  • The Pratt Swim Team culminated their season with the league finals held at Cunningham on Wednesday July 3. In order to qualify for finals, swimmers had to get through league semi-finals the previous Monday.
    Many of the Pratt swimmers improved their placings from semis to finals. Pratt Swim Team head coach Tonja Harrison attributed the improvement to an intense, focused practice held for the swimmers on Tuesday.
    “Each swimmer concentrated on each stroke they were doing in finals for ½ hour in practice,” Harrison explained. “And we really worked hard on starts and finishes. I think that had a big impact on the kids’ improved placing.”
    Wyatt Brant won four league championships among 13-14 boys, sweeping all the single-stroke events. He also received the prestigious and coveted Swimmer of the Year award in his age group.
    Grant Younie, 7-8 boys, swam to victory in both the backstroke and freestyle.
    Sidney Harrison took the 15 and up girls backstroke; and Dustin McGraw touched the wall first in the 15 and up boys breast stroke—upsetting Cheney’s #1 swimmer who was expected to win that event.
    All team members swam at league finals, as those not making individual events swam in relays. Individual league medal winners from Pratt are listed below. Included are the swimmers’ names, the events they medaled in, and their times. Abbreviations used are bk=backstroke; br=breast stroke; bf=butterfly; fs=freestyle; IM=individual medley.
    5-6 girls
    Megan Younie br 57.15; fs 2 55.39
    Grace Hoffman br 3 80.07; fs 3 74.17
    Tess Clarkson br 4 95.0; fs 4 1:43
    5-6 boys
    Jack Barker br 5 41.41; fs 4 33.72
    Jackson Baker br 6 46.75
    7-8 girls
    Corinne Donnenwerth br 4 32.34; bf 4 31.01
    7-8 boys
    Grant Younie bk 1 25.53; bf 3 27.97; fs 1 20.24
    Dylan Reimer bk 4 31.41; fs 5 23.95
    Justus Tatro bk 5 31.6
    Tayt Myers bk 6 31.65; fs 6 24.0
    9-10 girls
    Lauren Kolm br 3 28.08; bf 2 26.51; fs 5 22.04
    Rachel Peterson bf 3 27.66
    9-10 boys
    Lucas Baker bk 2 23.74
    Coby Smith br 4 29.15
    Micah Tatro bf 2 22.57; fs 2 18.19
    11-12 girls
    Meredith Queal bk 3 20.75; bf 4 19.99; fs 6 18.84; IM 4 1:42
    Hailey Hewatt br 3 23.04; bf 2 17.86; fs 16.31; IM 2 1:38
    Gabrielle Murray bf 5 20.02; IM 6 1:52
    11-12 boys
    Raiden Kohman bk 2 22.1; br 2 22.5; bf 3 22.56; IM 4 1:54
    Caden Donnenwerth br 4 25.53
    13-14 girls
    Sammie Harrison bk 4 50.5; bf 3 47.74; fs 4 41.25
    Shiloh Murray br 5 52.83; bf 4 51.53; fs 3 40.55; IM 5 1:46
    13-14 boys
    Wyatt Brant bk 1 45.85; br 1 47.82; bf 1 47.13; fs 1 34.92; IM 3 1:36
    Dylan Brant bk 3 54.22; br 4 55.68; bf 3 54.19; fs 3 41.47; IM 4 1:53
    15 and up girls
    Sidney Harrison bk 1 44.27; br 6 56.2; bf 2 43.78; IM 2 1:38
    Rebekkah Wald bk 3 51.37; br 5 52.76; bf 6 54.04; IM 4 1:45
    Kristina Moore bk 5 52.04
    Haley Wolfe br 4 51.42; bf 53.14
    Page 2 of 2 - Kayla Harbaugh bf 4 51.78
    15 and up boys
    Dustin McGraw bk 4 48.74; br 1 40.95; bf 3 41.06; IM 2 1:35
    John Hurt bk 6 49.78; bf 5 52.22; fs 36.85; IM 5 1:55
    Jacob Kiley br 6 51.69
    The competitive season is over for Pratt Swim Team, but one event remains for the squad this summer. A college swimmer from Florida, Shara Stafford, will be putting on a clinic for the Pratt swimmers from July 29- August 1.
    Coach Harrison stresses that this clinic is ONLY for current or future members of the Pratt Swim Team. Registration for the clinic opens July 10th and closes July 24th.
    The cost per swimmer is $20 to attend the clinic, and swimmers MUST pre-register. To pre-register, swimmers can contact Tonja Harrison at 546-3789.

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