regular swim meet held
by Debbie Weaverling
Lady Pirate coach
The last swim meet of the year for most of the swimmers
on the Lady Pirates' 2002 swim team was Friday, May 3
at Central High School in KCMO.
The meet continued on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. for
diving and the finals.
There were 10 teams that participated and include Notre
Dame DeSion, Sedalia Smith-Cotton, Pembrook, St. Theresas,
Ward-Piper, Bishop Miege, Warrensburg, Kearney, and St.
Preliminaries: The Lady Pirates began by improving their
seed time in the 200 Medley Relay to start off the meet.
Their time of 2:12.29 placed them in the finals, sixth
The team of Kanako Ishida, Jordan Hulett, Julie Allis,
and Chelsea Balch were excited and pleased with their
swims. Ashley Grimes, Danielle McLain, Raven Scott, and
Jill VanWinkle swam the 200 Freestyle. Jill did not swim
her personal best time but placed 3rd going
into the finals with Raven placing 5th and Danielle placing
Raven improved her time over eight seconds with a time
of 2:20.58. The 200 Individual Medley swimmers improved
their times; Amanda Allegree swam a time of 3:09.85, Kanako
2:58.69, Jordan 2:53.61 and Kecia Willoughby 2:40.80.
Kecias time placed her in the finals, 7th. The
50 Freestyle was a close
competition with Stephanie Jacobsen placing second for
finals with a time of 26.07, her personal best time this
The 100 butterfly with Liza Urdang
improving her time by over 7 seconds, Amanda Rigley with
a time of 1:37.66, Julie improved 2 tenths with a time
of 1:16.78, and Kecia improved to a time of 1:12.88, a
new school record (her record). Kecias time places
her 6th and Julie 8th for finals. The 100 freestyle was
the event of the day with a personal best time, new school
record, and qualifying for state for Stephanie.
Stephanie swam a time of 56.91 placing 2nd for finals.
Johnson swam her personal best time in the 100 freestyle
a 1:16.82, Molly
Remmers swam 1:13.71, and Chelsea improved her time to
1:03.35. The 500
freestyle with Ashley Snyder improving her time by 10
seconds 7:21.07, Raven improving by 4 seconds 6:34.03,
Danielle improved her time and achieved a new school record
with a time of 6:30.00. Raven and Danielles times
placed them in the finals. (Michelle Arnspiger missed
her event and was
disqualified from the meet). The 200 Freestyle relay team
of Brea Schockey, Jill, Kecia and Stephanie swam a time
of 1:49.13 (breaking the school record again this year)
and placed 3rd for finals.
The 100 backstroke with Amanda
Allegree who swam a time of 1:27.85, Brea with a time
of 1:14.24, Liza
Urdang with a time of 1:26.80 (a personal best), and Jill
1:07.67 a personal best and breaking her own school record
again this year.
Brea and Jills time places them in the finals,
8th and 4th. The Lady
Pirates did not have a finalist in the 100 Breaststroke,
improved her time over 2 seconds 1:21.78, Kanako by 2
seconds 1:24.01, and Amanda Rigley swam a 1:27.85. The
400 freestyle relay of Brea, Jill, Kecia and Stephanie
broke the school record by 3 seconds with a time of 4:09.05
placing them in second place going into the finals.
Finals: 200 Medley Relay got 7th place, 200 Freestylers,
Jill 3rd, Danielle 6th with a personal best time 2:23.35
and Raven 8th place; 200 IM, Kecia placed 7th with a personal
best time of 2:40.49; 50 freestyle, Stephanie placed 3rd
with a time of 26.28; 100 butterfly, Kecia swam another
personal best time of 1:11.99 and placed 6th and Julie
placed 8th with a time of 1:18.15; 100 freestyle, Stephanie
placed 2nd with a time of 57.40 and Chelsea Balch placed
7th with a personal best time of 1:02.51; 500 freestyle,
Danielle placed 4th with a time of 6:31.90 and Raven 5th
with a time of 6:36.36; 200 Freestyle Relay was disqualified
for a false start; 100
backstroke, Jill took 3rd with a time of 1:07.99 and Brea
took 8th with a
personal best time of 1:13.52 and finally the 400 Freestyle
placed 2nd with a time of 4:12.77.
The Lady Pirates had their best finish ever, 3rd place
at the Independent League Conference. The team swam hard
to the finish and that is a testament to their dedication
Assistant coach Roger Hulett and I are very proud of
the girls but are also sad that we will not get to see
all of them the next two
weeks of training. The state team and alternates will
continue to practice
through the next two weeks in preparation for state.