Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lady Wildcats swim to 3rd at league, qualify three events for state

  • The El Dorado Lady Wildcats swim team had their finest meet of the season at the most important meet of the season to date in league swimming this past Friday.
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  • The El Dorado Lady Wildcats swim team had their finest meet of the season at the most important meet of the season to date in league swimming this past Friday.
    The Wildcats finished third overall as a team with 304 team points. Atestament to a consistently solid team meet through all 12 events.
    Out of the 12 events the Lady Wildcats landed six state consideration times to go along with three automatic state qualifying times.
    Individually Baylie Harsh knocked nearly two seconds off her seed time in the the 100 backstroke to win the race at 1:09.72 good for 20 team points.
    The 200 yard medley relay team of Baylie Harsh, Quincy Yeubanks, Kerstin Pierce and Hannah Helferich placed 4th overall with a state consideration time of 2:10.34.
    Riley Paye took second place in the 200 yard individual medley with a state consideration time of 2:43.07 which earned 17 team points. Paye also was third in the 100 yard freestyle for a state consideration time of 1:03.00 for 16 team points. Teammate Baylie Harsh was 4th at 1:03.88 for 15 team points.
    Hannah Helferich took third in the 50 yard freestyle with a state consideration time of 27.94 and 16 team points. Three other Wildcats placed in the top 10 in the event with Quincy Yeubanks at 5th, Kelsie Clennan at 9th and Marissa Sparks at 10th.
    Kerstin Pierce took 8th place in the 100 yard butterfly with a state consideration time of 1:13.69 good for 11 team points.
    The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Hannah Helferich, Quincy Yeubanks, Jenae Waite and Riley Paye had a state qualifying finish for third place with a time of 1:54.63 good for 32 team points.
    In the 100 yard breaststroke, Quincy Yeubanks had a state consideration time of 1:25.00 which earned her 7th place overall and 12 team points.
    In the final event of the day the 400 yard freestyle relay the Lady Wildcats team of Baylie Harsh, Kerstin Pierce, Hannah Helferich and Riley Paye claimed second place overall with a state qualifying time of 4:13.65 earning the Wildcats 34 team points.
    The Lady Wildcats will now begin preparations for the state meet which takes place in Topeka this Friday.
     
    Results
    Event 1 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay 2:10.17 SQ 2:16.68 SC
    4th place El Dorado High School 'A' 2:10.43 2:10.34 SC 30 points 1) Harsh, Baylie 2) Yeubanks, Quincy 3) Pierce, Kerstin 4) Helferich, Hannah
    Event 2 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle 2:18.86 SQ 2:25.80 SC
    10th place Waite, Jenae EHS 2:37.22 2:35.82 7 points
    Event 3 Girls 200 Yard IM 2:38.44 SQ 2:46.36 SC
    2nd place Paye, Riley EHS 2:40.91 2:43.07 SC 17 points
    4th place Nguyen, Tiffany EHS 3:13.04 3:03.22 15 points
    Event 4 Girls 50 Yard Freestyle 27.75 SQ 29.14 SC
    3rd place Helferich, Hannah EHS 27.94 J27.94 SC 16 points
    5th place Yeubanks, Quincy EHS 29.54 29.54 14 points
    Page 2 of 2 - 9th place Clennan, Kelsie EHS 30.37 30.87 9 points
    10th place Sparks, Marissa EHS 31.53 31.56 7 points
    Event 6 Girls 100 Yard Butterfly 1:12.06 SQ 1:15.66 SC
    8th place Pierce, Kerstin EHS 1:14.75 1:13.69 SC 11 points
    14th place Waite, Jenae EHS 1:27.75 1:24.53 3 points
    Event 7 Girls 100 Yard Freestyle 1:00.26 SQ 1:03.27 SC
    3rd place Paye, Riley EHS 1:02.44 1:03.00 SC 16 points
    4th place Harsh, Baylie EHS 1:03.97 1:03.88 15 points
    Event 8 Girls 500 Yard Freestyle 6:21.68 SQ 6:40.77 SC
    8th place Pierce, Kerstin EHS 6:47.53 6:51.06 11 points
    13th place Sparks, Marissa EHS 7:43.00 8:02.30 4 points
    Event 9 Girls 200 Yard Freestyle Relay 1:58.22 SQ 2:04.13 SC
    3rd place El Dorado High School 'A' 1:54.35 1:54.63 SQ 32 points 1) Helferich, Hannah 2) Yeubanks, Quincy 3) Waite, Jenae 4) Paye, Riley
    Event 10 Girls 100 Yard Backstroke 1:10.16 SQ 1:13.67 SC
    1st place Harsh, Baylie EHS 1:11.25 1:09.72 SQ 20 points
    10th place Ward, Kameron EHS 1:28.90 1:34.25 7 points
    Event 11 Girls 100 Yard Breaststroke 1:21.03 SQ 1:25.09 SC
    7th place Yeubanks, Quincy EHS 1:23.46 1:25.00 SC 12 points
    10th place Clennan, Kelsie EHS 1:33.95 1:34.37 7 points
    Event 12 Girls 400 Yard Freestyle Relay 4:30.00 SQ 4:43.50 SC
    2nd place El Dorado High School 'A' 4:15.81 4:13.65 SQ 34 points 1) Harsh, Baylie 2) Pierce, Kerstin 3) Helferich, Hannah 4) Paye, Riley
    Women - Team Rankings - Through Event 12
    1. Winfield High School 364 2. Andover High School 316 3. El Dorado High School 304 4. Andover Central High School 256 5. McPherson High School 207 6. Maize South High School 187 7. Wichita Collegiate School 134 8. Rose Hill High School 105

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