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Penguin Swim Team Earns Qualifications

November 14, 2017
by Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

SPENCER - The Emmetsburg Penguins Winter Swim Team opened its competitive season this past Saturday in Spencer and enjoyed great success. Several members of the team and their events earned qualifications for both State and Regional Swimming competitions that will take place after the first of next year.

A total of 16 State Meet Qualifications were earned by Penguin team members along with four Regional meet qualifications on Saturday, according to Penguins Coach Katie Heddinger.

Earning State Meet Qualifications were Henry Stepec in the Eight and Under Age Group in both the 25 meter Freestyle and 25 meter Butterfly events.

In the 9-10 year old age group, Esther Shinn qualified for State in the 50 meter Freestyle, 50 meter Backstroke and the 50 meter Breaststroke events.

For the 11-12 year old age group, Kylie Iverson earned a state qualification in the 50 meter Freestyle event, while Josiah DeYoung qualified in the 50 meter Freestyle, the 100 meter Individual Medley and the 50 meter Butterfly events.

Also qualifying for State in the 11-12 year old division was Carsen Fjetland in the 50 meter Freestyle, along with Jack Stepec in the 50 meter Freestyle and Landen Tate in the 50 meter Freestyle.

For the 13-14 year old age group, Elizabeth Runneberg qualified for State in the 50 meter Freestyle and the 50 meter Backstroke, while Isabelle Hansen qualified in the 50 meter Freestyle and 50 meter Backstroke. Bayleigh Theesfeld also qualified in the 50 meter Backstroke and Halle Ditch qualified in the 50 meter Backstroke as well.

For the 15 and older age group, Allison Graff qualified for State in the 50 meter Freestyle, the 100 meter Individual Medley and the 50 meter Backstroke.

Brooklyn Wissbaum qualified in the 50 meter Freestyle, 50 meter Backstroke and 50 meter Breaststroke and Kennedy Tate qualified in the 50 meter Freestyle, the 100 meter Individual Medley and the 50 meter Breaststroke.

Flavio Panci qualified for the 50 meter Freestyle and Yihoon Shin qualified for the 100 meter Individual Medley and the 50 meter Breaststroke.

Emmetsburg Penguin swimmers who qualified for the Regional Meet included Elizabeth Runneberg in the 13-14 year old age group in the 50 meter Freestyle, along with Allison Graff in the 15 and older 50 meter Freestyle and Brooklyn Wissbaum in the 15 and older 50 meter Freestyle and Kennedy Tate in the 15 and older 50 meter Freestyle event.

 
 
 

 

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