Vermillion swimmers show muscle at Tri State Meet

Twenty-nine swimmers from the Vermillion Area Swim Team (VAST) competed on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Tri State Meet in Sioux Center, IA. The meet was hosted by the Sioux Center Seahawks. This was the largest number of VAST swimmers to compete at a local meet in years. There were many best times and new qualifiers to upcoming championships, said VAST Coach Mike Moran. After this meet, 18 VAST swimmers qualified to the Tri State Championships in February, and 12 qualified to the South Dakota State Swimming Championships in Pierre in March. Individual event winners at the Tri State Meet include Megan Muriuiki, Maddie Lavin, Hunter Lavin, Lexie Malimanek, Jacob Krier, Kylie Martin and Alex Robertson. Coach Moran said he would like to highlight the achievement of Robertson, 15, who competed in a meet for the first time and qualified to the South Dakota State Meet in the first event he swam.VAST will return to the pool for the Greater Nebraska Swim Team's Winter Swimvite, to be held on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. For more information about VAST and how to join or support the team, please email Head Coach Mike Moran at: vastcoach@yahoo.com.VAST results from Sioux Center Meet, Dec. 4, 2010(Current age is in parenthesis)8/under:• Tally Allison (6) 25 Back 10th; 100 IM 4th; 25 Free 16th; 25 Breast 9th• Kayleen Job (7) 25 Back 16th; 25 Free 13th; 25 Breast 8th• Megan Muriuki (8) 25 Fly 4th; 25 Back 1st; 25 Free 2nd; 25 Breast 4th• Hunter Lavin (8) 25 Fly 3rd; 25 Back 11th; 100 IM 4th; 25 Free 3rd; 25 Breast 1st• Brady Martinez (8) 25 Back 12th; 25 Free 10th; 25 Breast 5th• Raphael Sternadori (5) 25 Back 16th; 25 Free 15th; 25 Breast 7th• Gabe Telleria (7) 25 Back 5th; 25 Free 4th; 25 Breast 6th9/10• Kasey Herbster (9) 50 Back 10th; 100 IM 12th; 50 Free 14th; 50 Breast 14th• Maddie Lavin (10) 50 Fly 2nd; 50 Back 1st; 50 Free 2nd; 100 IM 2nd; 50 Breast 2nd• Carly Peckham (9) 50 Back 16th; 100 IM 16th; 50 Free 18th; 50 Breast 20• Isabel Telleria (9) 50 Fly 13th; 50 Back 14th; 100 IM 14th; 50 Free 13th; 50 Breast 13th• Anna Van Holland (9) 50 Free 16th; 50 Breast 15th• Taylor Weber (10) 50 Back 21st; 50 Free 19th; 50 Breast 12th11/12• Kyleigh Chandler (12) 50 Fly 4th; 50 Back 5th; 200 IM 2nd; 50 Free 6th; 50 Breast 5th• Dawson Daniels (11) 50 Back 25th; 50 Free 26th; 50 Breast 23rd• Jordan Fostvedt (12) 50 Back 20th; 50 Free 18th• Anna Hackemer (12) 50 Fly 6th; 50 Back 6th; 50 Free 5th; 50 Breast 7th; 500 Free 2nd• Lexie Malimanek (11) 50 Fly 3rd; 50 Back 4th; 200 IM 1st; 50 Free2nd; 50 Breast 4th• Tomalyn Peckham (11) 50 Fly 19th; 50 Free 23rd; 50 Breast 22nd; • Nate Robertson (11) 50 Fly 4th; 50 Back 5th; 50 Free 10th; 5 Breast 5th• Libby Sykes (11) 50 Back 14th; 50 Free 13th; 50 Breast 13th• Levi Taggart (11) 50 Free 9th; 50 Breast 10th• Abril Telleria (11) 50 Fly 15th; 50 Back 15th; 50 Free 11th; 50 Breast 12th; 500 Free 3rd13/14• Jacob Krier (14) 50 Free 2nd; 100 Back 3rd; 100 Free 4th; 100 Breast 4th; 500 Free 1st• Lexi Law (13) 50 Free 24th; 100 Back 19th; 100 Free 27th15/over• Kathie Herrera (15) 50 Free 12th; 100 Free 13th; 100 Breast 13th• Kylie Martin (16) 50 Free 1st; 100 Fly 2nd; 100 Back 4th; 100 Free 1st; 100 Breast 1st• Alex Robertson (15) 50 Free 1st; 100 Free 3rd; 100 Breast 3rdRelay Results:• Mixed 8/under 100 Medley—Allison, Job, H. Lavin and Muriuki-3rd• Mixed 9-12 200 Medley —M Lavin, M Martinez, Chandler and Malimanek 2nd; Hackemer, A. Telleria, N. Robertson, and Herbster 5th; Van Holland, Sykes, I. Telleria, and T. Peckham 9th• Mixed 8/under 100 Free – Allison, G. Telleria, H. Lavin and Muriuki 2nd• Mixed 10/Under 200 Free – Weber, Van Holland, I. Telleria, and Herbster 5th• Mixed 11-12 200 Free — M. Martinez, Taggart, Chandler, Malimanek 2nd; Daniels, Fostvedt, Sykes, and N. Robertson 5th

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