400 FREESTYLE RELAY TEAM – Alix Davis, Skylar Powell, Sophia Whitesell and Avery Mitchell. (SHAWN KLOSTERMAN AND CRYSTAL WHITESELL PHOTOS)

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All 3 relays make it to state finals

200 MEDLEY RELAY TEAM – Sophia Whitesell, Olivia Honey, Makenzie Storm and Camryn Klosterman.

Webb City girls swimming last weekend at St. Peters had one of its best state performances in the program’s history, reports coach Shawn Klosterman.

All three relays (200 medley, 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle) returned after preliminaries to score points in the finals. That’s remarkable, he says, because “only one of them was seeded high enough to do so. Every relay moved up from their original seeded position.”

The 200 medley relay team of Camryn Klosterman, Makenzie Storm, Sophia Whitesell and Olivia Honey placed 15th with a time of 2:01.29.

The 200 freestyle relay team of Skylar Powell, Ella Holt, Honey and Avery Mitchell placed 16th with a time of 1:46.67.

400 freestyle teammates Powell, Mitchell, Alix Davis and Whitesell improved their seed time in the preliminaries and again in the consolation final (3:49.10) to place 11th. They also managed to break the school record.

Webb City’s 200 freestyle relay team time to compete Saturday at the state meet in the St. Peters Rec-Plex.

Sophia Whitesell and her 8th-place 200 IM medal.

 

Coach Shawn Klosterman with two of his seniors, Ella Holt and Makenzie Storm. He says they, along with Morgan Robinson, have been swim families for me over a decade, with all of the sisters who have been part of the program.”

Individually, Whitesell came home with an 8th-place medal in the 200 individual medley. Her finals time was 2:16.47, and her preliminary time of 2:14.69 broke the school record. She also placed 16th in the 500 freestyle.

Powell swam the 100 free in 56.64 to place 14th, and she swam the 50 free in 25.64 to place 13th.

Webb City was 21st out of 41 in the Class 1 team standings.

“I am so proud of this group,” says coach Klosterman. “They ended the season undefeated in dual meets, won the COC, and ended the season with a MSHSAA Championship performance that exceeded all expectations.”

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