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Bulldog swimmers post solid times in Kalispell

by WHITNEY ENGLAND
Whitefish Pilot | December 15, 2021 1:00 AM

The Whitefish High School swim team took a solid second place at the Kalispell Invitational swim meet at The Summit on Saturday.

In the combined scores, the Bulldogs had 400 points which was second to 726 points. The boys team had 205 points while the girls scored 195 as a team. Behind Whitefish was Columbia Falls in third place with 302 combined points.

For the Whitefish girls, seniors Ada Qunell and Nia Hanson both came away with first-place races. Qunell won the 100 yard backstroke by over 4 seconds as well as the 100 yard freestyle, well ahead of Glacier’s Olivia Gibbons. Qunell's 100 yard freestyle time of 53.62 broke her own school record by nearly 2 tenths of a second and she extended her unbeaten streak that started in her freshman year.

Hanson took first in the 100 butterfly, just edging Isabella Lane out of Glacier High School.

The Whitefish girls came in second in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:56.14. In the 500 free, Bulldog Sydney Mcintyre swam to a second-place finish in 6:15.94; Hanson took third in the event. Macintyre also took third in the 200 IM.

On the boys team, senior Aaron Dicks secured first place in the 100 yard breaststroke race, swimming it in 1:12.38.

Fellow senior Logan Botner was second in the 200 free as well as third in the 500 free. Bulldog Jack McDaniel swam to second place in the 100 yard backstroke event with the time of 1:05.09, and also second in the 50 yard freestyle race. Whitefish freshman Noah Schroeder was third in the 100 butterfly while Lincoln Schroeder finished second in the 200 IM.

The Whitefish boys 400 yard freestyle relay team and 200 yard medley relay team came in second, both to Glacier High.

The swim teams will compete again on Saturday at the Great Falls Relays, time to be determined.

Kalispell Invite

Team scores

Combined team scores

Glacier 726, Whitefish 400, Columbia Falls 302, Hellgate 138, Bigfork 135, Big Sky/Loyola 124, Flathead 117, Polson 108, Sentinel 51.

Girls

Glacier 373, Whitefish 195, Columbia Falls 144, Bigfork 135, Big Sky Loyola 118, Hellgate 98, Polson 85, Flathead 76

Boys

Glacier 353, Whitefish 205, Columbia Falls 158, Sentinel 51, Flathead 41, Hellgate 40, Polson 23, Big Sky/Loyola 6

Individual results

Girls

400 Freestyle Relay — 1. Glacier A 4:00.96. 2. Glacier C, 4:21.93; 3. BS/L, 4:32.75; 4. Whitefish, 4:40.31.

100 Breaststroke — 1. Olivia Gibbons, G, 1:13.33; 2. Hannah Vornbrock, G, 1:15.15; 3. Madeleine McGaughy, G, 1:16.24; 4. Ruby Airhart, BS/L, 1:22.34.

100 Backstroke — 1. Ada Qunell, W, 1:03.00; 2. Maggie Dean, G, 1:07.47; 3. Victoria Gerhart, BS/L, 1:09.78; 4. Taylor Walker, H, 1:14.21.

200 Freestyle Relay — 1. Glacier A 1:47.21; 2. Whitefish, 1:56.14; 3. Bigfork, 1:57.00; 4. Columbia Falls, 1:57.68.

500 Freestyle — 1. Madison Taylor, G, 5:52.64; 2. Sydney Mcintyre, W, 6:15.94; 3. Nia Hanson, W, 6:28.98; 4. Eloise McKeon, CF, 6:39.28.

100 Freestyle — 1. Ada Qunell, W, 53.62; 2. Olivia Gibbons, G, 58.24; 3. Kennadi Iten, F, 1:01.89; 4. Emma Lane, G, 1:03.68.

100 Butterfly — 1. Nia Hanson, W, 1:11.9; 2. Isabella Lane, G, 1:12.53; 3. Norah Bagley, CF, 1:19.9; 4. Emma Stoddard, CF, 1:33.38.

50 Freestyle — 1. Sophi Logue, B, 27.29; 2. Sydney Slawter, B, 27.64; 3. Isabella Lane, G, 27.89; 4. Emma Lane, G, 28.04.

200 IM — Sophi Logue, B, 2:23.87; 2. Hannah Vornbrock, G, 2:27.65; 3. Sydney Macintyre, W, 2:37.51; 4. Victoria Gerhart, BS/L, 2:40.19.

200 Freestyle — 1. Madison Taylor, G, 2:08.79; 2. Madeleine McGaughy, G, 2:08.91; 3. Maggie Dean, G, 2:10.58; 4. Kennadi Iten, F, 2:17.06.

200 Medley Relay — 1. Glacier A 2:08.13; 2. Big Sky/Loyola, 2:12.12; 3. Bigfork, 2:13.17; 4. Columbia Falls, 2:15.13.

Boys

400 Freestyle Relay — 1. Glacier A 3:50.64; 2. Whitefish 3:58.33; 3. Columbia Falls 3:33.31; 4. Glacier B, 4:44.31.

100 Breaststroke — 1. Aaron Dicks, W, 1:12.38; 2. Conner Keith, CF, 1:15.30; 3. Connor Mizner, Sent, 1:17.60; 4.Jack Melnick, G, 1:18.67.

100 Backstroke — 1. Isaac Keim, G, 58.94; 2. Jack McDaniel, W, 1:05.09; 3. Jude Flake, G, 1:05.17; 4. Connor Cheff, CF, 1:05.51.

200 Freestyle Relay — 1. Glacier A 1:35.76; 2. Columbia Falls, 1:39.9; 3. Whitefish, 1:43.03; 4. Glacier B, 1:49.22.

500 Freestyle — 1. Drew Bouda, G, 5:19.05; 2. Derek Smith, G, 5:25.79; 3. Logan Botner, W, 5:40.70; 4. Luke Hommerding, Sent, 5:42.17.

100 Freestyle — 1. Derek Smith, G, 52.7; 2. Ayden Strobbe-Barry, F, 52.95; 3. Jakob Sonderegger, G, 54.27; 4. Joseph Tierney, G, 54.29.

100 Butterfly — 1. Xander Stout, G, 58.68; 2. Connor Cheff, CF, 1:01.56; 3. Noah Schroeder, W, 1:16.14.

50 Freestyle — 1. Isaac Keim, G, 23.55; 2. Jack McDaniel, W, 23.92; 3. Ayden Strobbe-Barry, F, 23.93; 4. Jakob Sonderegger, G, 24.2.

200 IM — 1. Connor Mizner, Sent, 2:17.28; 2. Lincoln Schroeder, W, 2:29.13; 3. Luke Hommerding, Sent, 2:29.8.

200 Freestyle — 1. Drew Bouda, G, 1:59.85; 2. Logan Botner, W, 2:06.65; 3. Thane Borgen, CF, 2:24.92; 4. Jonathan Blankenship, CF, 2:40.07.

200 Medley Relay — 1. Glacier A 1:48.94; 2. Whitefish, 2:00.7; 3. Glacier B, 2:06.93; 4. Glacier C, 2:22.03.

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Whitefish senior Logan Botner swims in the Kalispell Invite at The Summit on Saturday. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

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