VAST competes at Long Course Championship

VAST competes at Long Course Championship The South Dakota A/B/C Long Course Championship Swim Meet was held in Yankton, July 28-30.

Over 400 swimmers from across the state, including the Vermillion Area Swim Team (VAST), competed. This was their last swim meet with Head Coach Ron Allen who was presented a plaque from the Vermillion Area Swim Team thanking him for his many years of service to the team.

The team finished second overall in the "A" division. The championship was set up for three different divisions, "A" division, "B" division and a "C" division.

Relay teams of 8 and Under coed: Katrina Collins, Stacie Kjelden, Taylor Jensen and Chase Allen, first C 200 medley relay and third C 200 free relay.

9-10 Girls: Karissa Martin, Emma Bauer, Erin Rasmussen and Chelsea Allen, first C 200 medley relay.

9-10 Boys: David Yarbrough, Tony Jensen, Mike Morse and Matt Morse first C 200 medley relay and the team of Billy Kjelden, Tony Jensen, Mike Morse and Matt Morse 1st C 200 free relay.

13-14 Girls: Stephanie Morse, Breean Solberg, Whitney Lawrence and Lori Pokela third C 400 medley relay and 400 free relay.

Individual results are:

Girls 8 and Under: Stacie Kjelden seventh B 100 back, 15th B 100 breast, seventh C 50 free, eighth B 50 back, 17th B 50 breast, 10th B 100 free. Katrina Collins 14th B 100 back, second C 50 free, second C 50 back, first C 100 free.

Boys 8 and Under: Taylor Jensen seventh B 200 IM, third C 50 fly, first C 100 back, third C 50 free, eighth C 50 back, third C 50 breast, 12th B 100 free. Chase Allen 9th C 50 free.

Girls 9-10: Karissa Martin sixth B 200 free, third B 200 IM, second B 100 back, first B 100 breast, fourth B 50 free, fourth B 50 back, 6th B 100 free. Erin Rasmussen seventh B 200 free, fifth C 200 IM, fourth C 50 fly, first C 100 fly, 19th C 50 breast. Emma Bauer seventh C 200 IM, first C 50 fly, fourth C 100 breast, 17th C 50 free, second C 100 fly, 10th C 50 breast, second C 200 free. Chelsea Allen 30th C 50 free.

Boys 9-10: Tony Jensen first A 200 free, first A 200 IM, first A 50 fly, first A 100 back, first A 100 breast, first A 100 fly, first A 50 breast. Mike Morse first C 200 free, eighth C 200 IM, eighth C 50 fly, eighth C 50 free, fifth C 100 fly, seventh C 50 back, ninth C 100 free. Matt Morse seventh C 200 free, 15th C 50 fly, 15th C 100 back, 19th C 50 free, 19th C 50 back, 16th C 100 free. David Yarbrough ninth C 200 free, 14th C 100 back, 21st C 50 free, 14th C 50 back, 18th C 100 free. Billy Kjelden 23rd C 50 free, 20th C 50 back.

Girls 11-12: Tessa Bauer third B 200 free, fourth B 100 back, eighth A 50 free, first B 400 free, fourth C 50 breast, ninth A 100 free, third C 100 fly. Kara Rasmussen 18th C 200 free, 20th C 200 IM, 24th C 100 back, 27th C 50 free, 34th C 50 back, 45th C 50 breast, 34th C 100 free.

Boys 11-12: Shawn Veitz fifth A 200 free, first B 200 IM, fifth A 50 fly, second A 100 breast, fifth B 400 free, second B 100 fly, second A 50 breast. Andrew Manning sixth A 200 free, second A 200 IM, first A 100 back, fifth A 50 free, first B 400 free, second A 50 back, fourth B 100 free. Darren Martin first B 200 free, fifth B 200 IM, fourth B 100 back, first C 100 breast, third B 400 free, first C 100 fly, third B 100 free.

Girls 13-14: Stephanie Morse first C 200 free, seventh C 200 IM, 10th C 100 fly, eighth B 50 free, third C 400 free, ninth C 100 back, third C 100 free. Whitney Lawrence ninth C 200 free, fourth C 200 IM, third C 100 breast, eighth C 400 free, sixth C 100 breast, ninth C 100 free, first C 800 free. Lori Pokela 12th 200 free, 12th C 200 IM, 12th C 100 fly, fifth C 200 back, ninth C 200 breast, 13th 100 breast, 14th C 100 free. Breean Solberg sixth C 200 free, sixth C 200 IM, 14th C 100 fly, first C 200 back, fifth C 200 breast sixth C 400 free, seventh C 100 breast.

Boys 13-14: Justin Manning second A 1500 free, second A 200 free, first B 400 IM, second A 50 free, second A 400 free, first A 100 free, second A 800 free.

Girls 15-16: Nicole Veitz sixth A 200 free, fourth A 50 free, first B 400 free, eighth B 100 back, third A 100 free. Michele Morse seventh C 200 free, eighth C 200 IM, eighth C 100 fly, seventh C 50 free, second 400 free, third C 200 fly, seventh C 100 free.

Boys 17-19: Mike Veitz first A 1500 free, first A 200 free, first A 100 fly, first A 400 free, first A 200 fly, first A 100 free, first A 800 free. Ross Solberg first B 200 free, first B 400 IM, first B 200 back, second B 200 breast, second B 400 free, first C 100 back, second B 800 free. Dustin Tomhave first B 200 IM, first B 200 breast, fourth A 50 free, second A 400 free, first B 100 breast, fourth A 100 free, second A 200 free.

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