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McPherson Girls Swimming Wins Newton Invitational


NEWTON, Kan. – The McPherson High School Girls Swimming team won the Newton Invitational against 7 other local schools by nearly 80 points, including winning multiple individual and relay events.

The Bullpups won a total of 6 events, including the 200 Freestyle, 200 Medley, and 400 Freestyle Relays as well as individual events with Danica Brunk winning the 200 Ind. Medley, Bree Pickerell winning the 500 Freestyle, and Rachel Fischer winning the 100 Breaststroke.

“This was a fun meet for us and a great way to finish off our regular season,” head coach Angela Brunk said. “We had a lot of great swims and several new consideration and state qualifying times.”

The Bullpups will have their AVCTL meet Friday, May 10 at the Hutchinson YMCA.



  1. McPherson (265)
  2. Great Bend (186)
  3. Newton (182)
  4. Marion (177)
  5. Maize (169)
  6. Valley Center (145)
  7. Maize South (145)
  8. Liberal



200 Medley Relay

1st-Danica Brunk, Claire Schmidt, Rachel Fischer, Gracy Hubbard-2:03.71

9th-Roxy Riedel, Hensli Lofdahl, Ashton Hampton, Hazel Wuertz-2:40.68


200 Freestyle

2nd-Bree Pickerell-2:11.23

8th-Liberty Hampton-2:40.20

14th-Gemma Carter-2:59.11


200 IM

1st-Danica Brunk-2:21.22

3rd-Adyson Wiens-2:31.38

4th-Ella Schrag-2:43.39


50 Freestyle

13th-Claire Schmidt-30.41

19th-Hensli Lofdahl-32.19

20th-Liberty Hampton-32.32

Roxy Riedel-32.93

Jersey Elseth-33.36

McKenzie Dammann-35.90

Ashton Hampton-37.91


100 Butterfly

4th-Danica Brunk-1:04.37

5th-Rachel Fischer-1:06.89 (State Qualifying)

7th-Ella Schrag-1:10.45 (State Consideration)


100 Freestyle

3rd-Adyson Wiens-1:00.75 (State Consideration)

6th-Gracy Hubbard-1:03.14

22nd-Gemma Carter-1:19.87

McKenzie Dammann-1:21.66

Ashton Hampton-1:25.04


500 Freestyle

1st-Bree Pickerell-5:42.54

12th-Jersey Elseth-7:40.78

13th-Hazel Wuertz-7:45.48


200 Freestyle Relay

1st-Bree Pickerell, Adyson Wiens, Ella Schrag, Rachel Fischer-1:52.67

9th-Liberty Hampton, Hensli Lofdahl, Claire Schmidt, Jersey Elseth-2:08.09


100 Backstroke

3rd-Gracy Hubbard-1:10.33 (State Consideration)

8th-Hazel Wuertz-1:19.08

10th-Roxy Riedel-1:23.23


100 Breaststroke

1st-Rachel Fischer-1:15.44 (State Qualifying)

5th-Claire Schmidt-1:26.37

14th-Hensli Lofdahl-1:39.57


400 Freestyle Relay

1st-Bree Pickerell, Adyson Wiens, Ella Schrag, Danica Brunk-4:01.57

5th-Gracy Hubbard, Hazel Wuertz, Liberty Hampton, Jersey Elseth-4:44.75

Roxy Riedel, Gemma Carter, Ashton Hampton, McKenzie Dammann-5:25.82