VAST team members headed to state championship this weekend

Pictured are members of the Vermillion Area Swim Team who qualified for the state swim meet.

Pictured are members of the Vermillion Area Swim Team who qualified for the state swim meet.

Sixteen members of the Vermillion Area Swim Team will represent the community this weekend at the State Swim Meet in Aberdeen.

VAST swimmers who will be competing include:

Victoria Andre, age 10, will swim in the 100 Medley, 100 back, 100 breaststroke, 50 free, 50 back, and 50 breast events.
Anna Hackemer, age 15, will compete in the 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, and 100 freestyle events.

Elizabeth Hallaway, 10, will represent Vermillion in the 100 breaststroke and the 50 breaststroke events.

Annika Holdhusen, 10, will compete in the 200 freestyle, 100 medley, 50 butterfly, 100 back, 100 freestyle, and 50 freestyle events.

VAST standout Jacob Krier, 16, will have a very busy weekend, competing in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 back, 50 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 back, and 100 freestyle events.

Ten-year-old Hunter Lavin will swim in the 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 100 medley, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 breaststroke, and 100 freestyle competitions.

His sister, VAST standout Madisen Lavin, 12, will represent Vermillion in the 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 50 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 100 butterfly, and 100 freestyle events.

Another VAST standout this season is Lexi Malimanek, 13, who will compete in the 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 400 medley, 200 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and the 1000 freestyle events.

Brady Martinez, 10, will swim in the 100 medley, 50 butterfly, and the 50 and 100 breaststroke events.

Madisen Martinez, 13, will represent Vermillion in the 200 freestyle, 200 medley, 100 butterfly, 200 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 100 freestyle events.

Kyleigh Moran, 14, will swim in the 200 medley, 200 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, and 100 freestyle events.

Megan Muriuki, 10, will be swimming the 200 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 50 breaststroke, and 100 freestyle during the state meet.

VAST’s Gabriel Telleria, 9, competes in the 200 freestyle, 50 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, 50 breast, and 100 freestyle events.

His sister, VAST swimmer Isabel Telleria, 11, will represent Vermillion in the 100 backstroke.

VAST’s Anna Van Holland, 11, will swim the 200 medley, 100 medley, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle, and 500 freestyle events.

Finally, VAST swimmer Charlie Ward will represent Vermillion in the 100 breaststroke and 50 breaststroke events.

VAST swimmers Morgan Mollman, 8, Olivia Granaas, 10, Raphael Sternadori, 7, and Seth Druin, 14, also qualified for the state meet but will not be in attendance this weekend.

All state qualifiers should be congratulated for achieving the times necessary to make it to state. Good luck this weekend! Bring home the medals!

The Vermillion Area Swim Team is led by Head Coach Mike Moran and four assistant coaches. The team will be wrapping up its winter season in mid-March and is looking forward to the start of the summer season on May 1.

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