Boys swim to first, girls second at state

by Daniel Mckay
Whitefish Pilot | February 18, 2020 3:39 PM

The Bulldogs boys swim team are state champs.

The boys took the Class A state championship during the All-Class State Tournament in Great Falls over the weekend.

The team swam its way to both individual and group titles at the meet.

Preston Ring defended his 100 free title with a time of 48.17, while Logan Botner defended his 100 backstroke title and won the 200 free race as well.

Nicholas Starring also won the 500 free, and the boys won the 400 free and 200 individual medley relay.

On the girls side, the team took second place overall, finishing behind Billings Central after beating them for last year’s title.

Ada Qunell capped off a stellar year by defending her 200 IM title and winning the 100 backstroke. Helena Kunz also won the 100 free and defended her 200 free state title.

The girls took third in the 200 IM relay as well.

2020 MHSA State Swim Meet

Final results

At Great Falls High Pool

Saturday

All distances in yards (25-yard pool)

Team scores

Girls Class A-B – 2. Whitefish 89,

Boys Class A-B – 1. Whitefish 96.5,

Girls 200 Medley Relay Class A-B

3, Whitefish ‘A’ 2:08.26.

Boys 200 Medley Relay Class A-B

1, Whitefish ‘A’ 1:48.35.

Girls 200 Freestyle Class A-B

1, Kunz, Helena R, Whitefish High, 2:03.30. 4, Macintyre, Sydney, Whitefish High, 2:11.60.

Boys 200 Freestyle Class A-B

1, Botner, Logan, Whitefish High, 1:52.88. 2, Starring, Nicholas, Whitefish High, 1:58.92.

Girls 200 IM Class A-B

1, Qunell, Ada J, Whitefish High, 2:13.01.

Boys 200 IM Class A-B

1, Preston, Ring, Whitefish High, 2:03.05.

Girls 50 Freestyle Class A-B

3, Weaver, Kay, Whitefish High, 27.21. 4, Henson, Jessica, Whitefish High, 27.85.

Boys 50 Freestyle Class A-B

3, Dalen, Ben, Whitefish High, 24.68. 5, Dunnagan, Zack, Whitefish High, 25.12.

Girls 100 Butterfly Class A-B

2, Hanson, Nia, Whitefish High, 1:05.89. 4, Henson, Jessica, Whitefish High, 1:09.90.

Boys 100 Butterfly Class A-B

2, McDaniel, Jack, Whitefish High, 1:04.20.6, Dalen, Ben, Whitefish High, 1:06.83.

Girls 100 Freestyle Class A-B

1, Kunz, Helena R, Whitefish High, 56.21.

Boys 100 Freestyle Class A-B

1, Preston, Ring, Whitefish High, 48.17. 5, Dicks, Kelvin, Whitefish High, 55.76.

Girls 500 Freestyle Class A-B

2, Macintyre, Sydney, Whitefish High, 5:49.58. 3, Hanson, Nia, Whitefish High, 5:55.57.

Boys 500 Freestyle Class A-B

1, Starring, Nicholas, Whitefish High, 5:25.32.

Girls 200 Freestyle Relay Class A-B

1, Whitefish ‘A’ 1:44.73.

Boys 200 Freestyle Relay Class A-B

3, Whitefish ‘A’ 1:39.81.

Girls 100 Backstroke Class A-B

1, Qunell, Ada J, Whitefish High, 1:01.22.

Boys 100 Backstroke Class A-B

1, Botner, Logan, Whitefish High, 58.43. 3, Dicks, Aaron, Whitefish High, 1:04.94.

Girls 100 Breaststroke Class A-B

5, McDaniel, Patricia R, Whitefish High, 1:22.86.

Boys 100 Breaststroke Class A-B

4, Dicks, Kelvin, Whitefish High, 1:13.77.

Girls 400 Freestyle Relay Class A-B

2, Whitefish High School ‘A’ 3:50.83.

Boys 400 Freestyle Relay Class A-B

1, Whitefish ‘A’ 3:32.22.

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The Whitefish High School Bulldog boys swim earned the Class A state champhionship last weekend at Whitefish’s Kay Weaver jumps off at the start of the 50 free at the All-Class State Tournament in Great Falls. (Photo courtesy Corey Botner)

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The Whitefish Bulldog boys 400 free relay team of Nick Starring, Preston Ring, Logan Botner and Kelvin Dicks won the state championship at the All-Class State Tournament in Great Falls. (Photo courtesy Corey Botner)

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Bulldog Ada Qunell earned first place in the 100 backstroke at the All-Class State Tournament in Great Falls. (Photo courtesy Corey Botner)

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Whitefish’s Kay Weaver jumps off at the start of the 50 free at the All-Class State Tournament in Great Falls. (Photo courtesy Corey Botner)