Bulldogs show off at home meet

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  • Logan Botner fights down the pool during the Cat/Dog Swim Invite at The Wave on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Logan Botner catches some oxygen during the 100 yard butterfly during the Cat/Dog Swim Invite at The Wave on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Ada Qunell competes in the 100 yard butterfly during the Cat/Dog Swim Invite at The Wave on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

  • Logan Botner fights down the pool during the Cat/Dog Swim Invite at The Wave on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Logan Botner catches some oxygen during the 100 yard butterfly during the Cat/Dog Swim Invite at The Wave on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Ada Qunell competes in the 100 yard butterfly during the Cat/Dog Swim Invite at The Wave on Saturday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

The Whitefish swim team defended its home pool with some strong performances at the Cat-Dog Invitational on Saturday at The Wave.

The team had a handful of top-five finishes in the meet, which featured area schools like Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Flathead and Glacier.

For the girls, Ada Qunell led the way with a second place in the 50 yard freestyle (25.38) and a third in the 100 butterfly (1:03.08).

Annie Sullivan had a strong showing as well, taking third in the 100 breaststroke (1:18.40) and fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:37.64). Helena Kunz finished fifth in both the 200 freestyle (2:04.99) and the 500 freestyle (5:38.26).

On the boys end, Preston Ring dominated with a pair of golds.

Ring took first in the 500 freestyle (4:59.12) as well as the 100 breaststroke (1:01.27).

Logan Botner took fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:02.77) and 10th in the 100 breaststroke (1:15.62), while Kelvin Dicks took fifth in the 100 freestyle (57.60).

Overall team results were not available.

This weekend the team will head south for the Missoula Invitational.

They’ll have some time off after that before the Class A State Swim Meet, which will be on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 in Bozeman.

Cat-Dog Invitational

The Wave

Individual results

Girls

200 Freestyle — 5. Helena Kunz, 2:04.99

200 IM — DNP. Patricia McDaniel, 2:43.68

50 Freestyle — 2. Ada Qunell, 25.38

100 Butterfly — 3. Qunell, 1:03.08

500 Freestyle — 4. Annie Sullivan, 5:37.64; 5. Helena Kunz, 5:38.26; 7. Nia Hanson, 6:03.09

100 Backstroke — 12: McDaniel, 1:18.61

100 Breaststroke — 3. Sullivan, 1:18.40

Boys

100 Butterfly — 5. Logan Botner, 1:02.77

100 Freestyle — 5. Kelvin Dicks, 57.60; 12. Bain Black, 1:02.49; DNP. Aaron Dicks, 1:04.86

500 Freestyle — 1. Preston Ring, 4:59.12

100 Backstroke — 7. Aaron Dicks, 1:15.30

100 Breaststroke — 1. Ring, 1:01.27; 10. Botner, 1:15.62; 12. Kelvin Dicks, 1:16.11; 15. Black, 1:20.18

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