Vermillion Swim Team hosts invitational swim meet

Vermillion Swim Team hosts invitational swim meet On Jan. 22-24 the Vermillion Area Swim Team hosted a three day swim meet at the DakotaDome. One hundred and sixty swimmers from across South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska attended. Three Vermillion swimmers earned "high point" awards in their age group; Mike Veitz (17-18), Nicole Veitz (15-16) and AJ Manning (9-10). Mike Veitz also set a new South Dakota state record in the 800 freestyle with a time of 9:05.42. The old record was 9:16.77. Veitz is on pace to set five more over-all state records by the end of the winter season in the 50, 200 and 400 freestyle and the 100 and 200 butterfly. The 15-18 boy's relay team of Darryl Neufeld, Ross Solberg, Dustin Tomhave and Mike Veitz captured first place in the 400 meter medley and free relays. This group of swimmers are also on pace to set new state records in each of these events. Individual place winners for the Vermillion team were:

Six and Under Boys: Taylor Jensen: 1st 25 free and 25 back, 4th free relay. 8 and Under Boys: Mike Morse: 3rd: 50 fly, 4th: 50 free, 25 back and free relay, David Yarlbough: 4th: free relay, 9th: 25 free. 9-10 Boys: Tyler Annis: 4th: free relay, 10th: 50 back and 50 free. AJ Manning: 1st: 200 IM, 50 and 100 back, 50 and 100 free, 100 IM, 50 fly, 100 and 50 breast. Tony Jensen: 1st: 100 fly, 3rd: 200 and 100 IM, 50 and 100 back, 50 and 100 breast, 50 and 100 free and 50 fly. 11 and 12 Boys: Andy Pier: 2nd: 400 free, 3rd: 100 free, 4th: 200 and 100 IM, 200 and 100 free, 100 breast, 50 fly, 5th: 50 back, 6th: 50 breast. Shawn Veitz: 1st: 400 free, 3rd: 200 IM, 50 and 100 breast, 4th: 50 back, 50 and 100 free, 5th: 100 IM, 50 fly. 13-14 Boys: Tom Smith: 3rd: 50, 100 and 200 free, 100 back. Justin Manning: 1st: 100 back and 1500 free, 2nd: 100 free, 4th: 200 breast. 15-16 Boys: Darryl Neufeld: 1st: 200 IM, 400 and 800 free, 100 and 200 back, 2nd: 50 and 200 free, 100 breast. Ross Solberg: 3rd: 200 IM, 50, 100, 200 and 400 free, 2nd: 100 back. 17-18 Boys: Dustin Tomhave: 1st: 200 breast, 2nd: 200 IM, 3rd: 200 and 400 free, 100 breast, 4th: 50 and 100 free. Matt Williams: 2nd: 100 back, 100 and 200 breast, 4th: 100 fly, 5th: 200 IM, 6th: 50 and 100 free. Mike Veitz: 1st: 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800 free, 100 and 200 fly, 100 breast.

Eight and Under Girls: Miki Tamura: 7th 50 back, Karissa Martin: 3rd: 25 back, 5th: 25 free. Donica Crichton: 10th: 25 free. 9-10 Girls: Raychel Lorenz: 8th: 50 free. 11-12 Girls: Stephanie Morse: 7th 200 IM 8th: 100 free. Whitney Lawrence: 8th: 200 IM and 100 breast, 9th: 50 breast. Lori Pokela: 5th: 200 IM, Breean Solberg: 5th: 400 free, 6th: 200 IM. 13-14 Girls: Emily Pier: 5th: 200 breast, 6th: 100 free, 7th 100 back. 14-16 Girls: Michele Morse: 5th: 200 fly, 7th: 100 fly, 8th: 50 free, 9th: 200 IM. Nichole Veitz: 1st: 200 IM, 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800 free, 100 and 200 fly, 100 breast, 100 back.

The Vermillion Swim Team would like to thank the Vermillion Area Chamber of Commerce and the Vermillion area merchants for their generous support of this meet. A special thanks to the USD Athletic Department and the Athletic Director Kelly Higgins for allowing the team to host its first ever three day swim meet in the Dome.

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