VAST swimmers compete at state meet in Yankton

VAST swimmers compete at state meet in Yankton Seven swimmers from the Vermillion Area Swim Team swam at the South Dakota State Championships in Yankton July 30-31 and Aug. 1.

Team results:

Clayton Larsen, 9-10 � seventh 50 breast.

Stacie Kjelden, 11-12 � 12th 50 back, 13th 50 free, 14th 50 fly, 18th 100 back, 19th 100 free, 19th 200 free, 19th 200 IM.

Bailey Pons, 11-12 � first 200 free, first 400 free, second 50 back, second 100 free, second 100 back, second 200 IM, seventh 50 free.

Karissa Martin, 13-14 � fifth 100 back, fifth 400 IM, sixth 50 free, sixth 100 free, seventh 200 free, seventh 200 IM, tenth 200 back.

Erin Rasmussen, 13-14 � second 1500 free, fourth 200 free, fourth 800 free, fifth 100 free, fifth 400 free, eighth 100 fly, 11th 50 free.

Sarah Rasmussen, 15-16 � seventh 50 free, seventh 100 free. Justin Manning, 17-19 � first 50 free, first 100 free, first 200 free, first 400 free, first 800 free, first 1500 free, second 100 back.

VAST members would like to thank Manning for his team leadership and congratulate him on his over 25 state championships during his 11 years of swimming for VAST. The entire team is proud that he will continue his swimming career at South Dakota State University this fall.

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