Stingrays excel at conference meet at Centralia

Photo by Dwayne Blackwell / D&J Photography
Members of the 2014 California Stingrays swim team are shown above with Coach Jamie Johnston , back row, far left. (Coach Audrey Imhoff was not present for the picture.)

Photo by Dwayne Blackwell / D&J Photography Members of the 2014 California Stingrays swim team are shown above with Coach Jamie Johnston , back row, far left. (Coach Audrey Imhoff was not present for the picture.)

The California Stingrays swim team participated in the conference meet at Centralia Saturday, the final meet of the 2014 season for the Mid-Missouri Conference, where the top three finishers in each event earned a medal.

"Our kids did great," California Coach Jamie Johnston said. "We had lots of personal records as well as two club records. Amber Trachsel broke the Girls 11-12 Backstroke record and Brooklyn VanLoo, Jaley Flippin, Amber Trachsel and Zoe Zimmerman broke the Girls 11-13 200 Meter Freestyle Relay record for the second time this season. We had a great day and a great season. I couldn't be prouder of our swimmers."

Stingrays who finished in the top four of their event are as follows. In the Girls 8 and Under 100 Meter Freestyle Relay, the team of Isabelle Rohrbach, Ella Bailey, Mari Miller and Zoe Street placed third with 1:50.36; Girls 9-10 100 Meter Freestyle Relay, the team of Madison McCord, Abby Trachsel, Kaylee Menhennet and Elizabeth Turner, fourth, 1:24.12; Mixed 11-13 200 Meter Freestyle Relay, the team of Tyler Johnston, Alyssa Sabartinelli, Megan VanLoo and Nathan Pickering, third, 2:40.21; and Girls 11-13 200 Meter Freestyle Relay, the team of Jaley Flippin, Zoe Zimmerman, Brooklyn VanLoo and Amber Trachsel, second, 2:24.56.

In the Boys 10 and Under 100 Meter Individual Medley (IM), Enoch Dunnaway placed fourth with 2:13.55; Girls 10 and Under 100 Meter IM, Elizabeth Turner fourth, 2:02.59; Boys 11-12 100 Meter IM, Tyler Johnston fourth, 1:36.30; Boys 13-14 100 Meter IM, Jack Johnston third, 1:38.71; Girls 13-14 100 Meter IM, Brooklyn VanLoo third, 1:32.54; and Women 15-18 100 Meter IM, Kaylee VanLoo fourth, 1:34.42.

In the Boys 7-8 25 Meter Backstroke, Gavin Porter placed fourth with 26.75; Girls 7-8 25 Meter Backstroke, Isabella Kincaid second, 25.67, Zoe Street third, 26.27, and Isabelle Rohrbach fourth, 26.46; Girls 11-12 50 Meter Backstroke, Amber Trachsel first, 38.93; and Men 15-18 50 Meter Backstroke, Gavin Porter first, 36.44.

In the Girls 7-8 25 Meter Freestyle, Isabella Kincaid placed first with 19.03; Boys 11-12 50 Meter Freestyle, Tyler Johnston fourth, 36.37; and Men 15-18 50 Meter Freestyle, Luke Burger fourth, 30.01.

In the Girls 7-8 25 Meter Breaststroke, Isabella Kincaid placed second with 26.76, and Mari Miller fourth, 30.32; Boys 9-10 25 Meter Breaststroke, Will Pickering fourth, 26.66; Boys 11-12 50 Meter Breaststroke, Tyler Johnston second, 46.05; Boys 13-14 50 Meter Breaststroke, Jack Johnston third, 41.31; Girls 13-14 50 Meter Breaststroke, Brooklyn VanLoo third, 45.20; Men 15-18 50 Meter Breaststroke, Gavin Pickering third, 43.57; Women 15-18 50 Meter Breaststroke, Audrey Pickering fourth, 46.47; and Girls 100 Meter Breaststroke, Brooklyn VanLoo fourth, 1:39.17.

In the Boys 7-8 25 Meter Butterfly, Gavin Porter placed third with 28.78; Girls 7-8 25 Meter Butterfly, Isabella Kincaid third, 25.09; Girls 11-12 50 Meter Butterfly, Amber Trachsel second, 37.97; Boys 13-14 50 Meter Butterfly, Nathan Pickering fourth, 37.14; and Men 15-18 50 Meter Butterfly, Luke Burger second, 31.08.

In the Girls 8 an Under 100 Meter Medley Relay, the team of Zoe Street, Mari Miller, Isabella Kincaid and Isabelle Rohrbach placed first with 1:59.84; Girls 9-10 100 Meter Medley Relay, the team of Gabrielle Rohrbach, Elizabeth Turner, Abby Trachsel and Madison McCord, second, 1:44.37; and Mixed 11-13 200 Meter Medley Relay, the team of Megan VanLoo, Tyler Johnston, Nathan Pickering and Zoe Zimmerman, second, 3:00.15.

In the Girls 11-13 200 Meter Medley Relay, the team of Alyssa Sabartinelli, Brooklyn VanLoo, Amber Trachsel and Jaley Flippin placed fourth with 2:52.73; and Mixed 14-18 200 Meter Medley Relay, the team of Gavin Pickering, Jack Johnston, Luke Burger and Kaylee VanLoo, first, 2:24.60.

Three of the Stingrays' relay teams have broken records this season. On June 18, the team of Brooklyn VanLoo, Tyler Johnston, Jaley Flippin and Nathan Pickering set a new record of 2:24.09 in the Mixed 11-13 200 Meter Freestyle Relay. On June 25, in the Mixed 8 and Under 100 Meter Freestyle Relay, the team of Gavin Porter, Kierstyn Lawson, Zoe Street and Isabella Kincaid set a new record of 2:24.97, and in the Girls 11-13 200 Meter Freestyle Relay, the team of Brooklyn VanLoo, Zoe Zimmerman, Jaley Flippin and Amber Trachsel set a new record of 2:24.97, which the team broke at the conference meet Saturday, with a time of 2:24.56.

"Our goal is to purchase a new record board over the winter, and their names will be on it," Johnston said.

Two Stingrays who set individual records this season are Isabella Kincaid in the Girls 7-8 25 Meter Freestyle with 18.83, and Amber Trachsel in the Girls 11-12 25 Meter Backstroke with 38.93.

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