Vast swimmers score 51 best times in Lincoln

Eight Vermillion Area Swim Team (VAST) members made the trip south to Lincoln, NE this past weekend to swim against some of the toughest competition in the region at the University of Nebraska's Devaney Center Pool. Leading the way in wins for VAST was 10-year-old Maddie Lavin, who notched wins in the 100-yard backstroke, 200-yard Individual medley, and 100-yard butterfly. All of her wins this weekend assure her of being ranked at or near the top for her age group in South Dakota.

Many other swimmers turned in great swims with incredible drops in time from the last time they swam. Kathie Herrera, 15, dropped 74.9 seconds from her previous 200 freestyle. Jacob Krier, 14, dropped 20.68 seconds from his previous 200 freestyle. Kyleigh Chandler, 12, dropped 77.01 seconds from her previous 500 freestyle time. All of the VAST swimmers who participated in the Lincoln meet achieved many other best times this weekend. In all 66 events swum by VAST, there were 51 best times. These swims make for numerous additions to the South Dakota state qualifications standards. VAST will continue training through the winter break at the DakotaDome, and return to the pool for its next competition at the Yankton Tri State Meet, held at the Summit Activities Center in Yankton on Jan. 8. 

VAST results Lincoln, NE Winter Swimvitational, Dec. 11-12
(Current age is in parenthesis)

8/under:

• Hunter Lavin (8); 25 Backstroke 13th place 27.06; 50 Freestyle 10th 41.31; 25 Breaststroke 6th 25.75; 100 Freestyle 10th 1:35.47; 50 Breaststroke 7th 56.84; 25 Freestyle 12th 19.81; 25 Butterfly 11th 24.03; 100 Individual Medley 10th 152.12

9/10

• Maddie Lavin (10); 100 Backstroke 1st 1:14.44; 200 Individual Medley 1st 2:44.17; 50 Freestyle 2nd 30.68; 100 Breaststroke 5th 1:31.46; 100 Freestyle 2nd 1:08.02; 50 Breaststroke 10th 42.36; 200 Freestyle 4th 2:25.46; 100 Butterfly 1st 1:15.40; 100 Individual Medley 5th 1:20.95; 500 Freestyle 2nd 6:44.66

11/12

• Kyleigh Chandler (12); 200 Freestyle 17th 2:27.41; 50 Butterfly 20th 35.38; 50 Freestyle 31st 31.86; 100 Backstroke 22nd 1:23.65; 100 Individual Medley 18th 1:19.50; 100 Butterfly 11th 1:20.19; 100 Freestyle 26th 1:11.32; 50 Breaststroke 16th 41.96; 500 Freestyle 14th 6:35.80

• Lexie Malimanek (11); 200 Freestyle 15th 2:23.98; 100 Breaststroke 19th 1:32.07; 50 Butterfly 17th 35.17; 50 Freestyle 22nd 30.85; 100 Backstroke 16th 1:20.12; 100 Individual Medley 16th 1:18.55; 100 Butterfly 9th 1:18.26; 100 Freestyle 16th 1:06.59; 200 Backstroke 6th 2:49.22; 500 Freestyle 13th 6:25.75

• Madisen Martinez (11); 100 Breaststroke 9th 1:23.00; 200 Individual Medley 22nd 2:59.16; 50 Freestyle 24th 31.14; 100 Backstroke 33rd 1:28.72; 100 Individual Medley 23rd 1:21.75; 50 Backstroke 33rd 41.99; 200 Breaststroke 9th 3:14.65; 50 Breaststroke 11th 38.60; 200 Backstroke 16th 3:17.98

• Maggie Peterson (11); 100 Breaststroke 43rd 1:48.34; 50 Butterfly 43rd 51.43; 50 Freestyle 58th 38.06; 100 Backstroke 44th 1:38.59; 50 Backstroke 38th 44.16; 100 Freestyle 52nd 1:29.56

13/14

• Jacob Krier (14); 200 Freestyle 21st 2:16.95; 100 Breaststroke 14th 1:24.47; 50 Freestyle 15th 27.28; 100 Freestyle 17th 1:01.91; 200 Backstroke 8th 2:42.06; 500 Freestyle 16th 6:21.8615/16

• Kathie Herrera (15);200 Freestyle 58th 2:58.22; 100 Breaststroke 50th 1:47.11; 50 Freestyle 73rd 35.24; 100 Backstroke 62nd 1:44.86; 100 Freestyle 56th 1:21.24; 200 Backstroke 45th 3:34.29

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