VAST at State Championship meet

VAST at State Championship meet Nine swimmers from the Vermillion Area Swim Team qualified for the South Dakota Long Course State Championship meet held in Rapid City on Aug. 2, 3, and 4.

Coach Jenny Grooters was very pleased with the team for how they all swam at the state meet. Many of the events they swam were personal best times for many of them.

Bailey Pons set two new state records for the 10 and under girls.

Pons and Justin Manning also qualified for the South Dakota Zone Team to swim in St. Paul, MN on Aug. 9, 10 and 11.

Team results were:

9-10 Girls: Bailey Pons first 100 Back, 50 Back, 50 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Free, and second 200 IM. Stacie Kjelden 10th 50 Back, sixth 100 Free, 12th 50 Free, 16th 50 Fly, 15th 100 Breast, sixth 200 Free and 17th 50 Breast. Katrina Collins 14th 50 Fly, 12th 50 Back, 13th 100 Free, 11th 100 Fly, 10th 50 Free, 11th 200 Free and 20th 100 Back.

9-10 Boys: Taylor Jensen 11th 50 Breast, eighth 50 Fly, 10th 100 Breast, seventh 200 IM and 18th 50 Free.

11-12 Girls: Karissa Martin 10th 50 Free, seventh 100 Fly, 10th 50 Back, 11th 100 Free, seventh 400 Free, fifth 100 Back, and eighth 200 IM. Erin Rasmussen third 100 Fly, 11th 100 Back, sixth 100 Free, eighth 50 Free, fifth 50 fly, fourth 400 Free and fourth 200 Free.

11-12 Boys: Tony Jensen first 100 Fly, second 100 Back, 50 Back, 50 Fly, third 200 IM and 100 Breast, and fourth 50 Breast.

13-14 Boys: Andrew Manning third 800 Free, fourth 400 IM, 100 Free, 50 Free, 200 Free, 1500 Free and 400 Free.

15-16 Boys: Justin Manning first 1500 Free, 200 Free, 200 Back, 400 Free, 50 Free and 800 Free, second 100 Free.

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