Swimming: Silver Rays compete at state

The St. Croix Swim Club sent a large group of athletes to compete at the age group state meet in Rochester on March 14-17. Team members include, front row, from left, Hannah Dettmann, Sydney Wood, Estelle Auleciems, Lucy DuPont, Evie Wood, Maggie Kolb and Grant Auleciems. Second row, Katherine Eisenbrandt, Schuyler DuPont, Abigail Hobrough, Sola Neuman, Annika Scheuerman, Aidan Bloomquist, Thomas Watry and Holden Hammerlund. Third row, Johann Noer, Zachary Auleciems, Catherine Nolde, Alivia Lindorfer, Kate Fields, Avery Wright, Kaitlin McCurdy, Amelia Berg, Gabriella Baldwin, Kelsey Erf, Keaton Koenig, Sommerdai Kier and coach Brandon Adair. Fourth row, Jake Welshons, Seneca Kier, Evan Campbell and Jon Kranz. Fifth row, Malaina Fragnito, Claire Summary, Emily Weiss, Ciana Fragnito, Asia Neuman, Olivia Bloomquist, Carly Scheuerman, Lily Mayek, Margaret Eisenbrandt, Sydney Rogness and coach Tara Noer. Sixth row, Lianna Wood, Austin Kinzie, Jon Busse, Sam Payne, Warren Sexson, Ethan Auleciems, Madison Berg, Ellie Speedling, Nolan Noer, Tucker Naugle, Sam Larson and coach Erin Anderson. (Contributed photos)

The St. Croix Swim Club sent a large group of athletes to compete at the age group state meet in Rochester on March 14-17. Team members include, front row, from left, Hannah Dettmann, Sydney Wood, Estelle Auleciems, Lucy DuPont, Evie Wood, Maggie Kolb and Grant Auleciems. Second row, Katherine Eisenbrandt, Schuyler DuPont, Abigail Hobrough, Sola Neuman, Annika Scheuerman, Aidan Bloomquist, Thomas Watry and Holden Hammerlund. Third row, Johann Noer, Zachary Auleciems, Catherine Nolde, Alivia Lindorfer, Kate Fields, Avery Wright, Kaitlin McCurdy, Amelia Berg, Gabriella Baldwin, Kelsey Erf, Keaton Koenig, Sommerdai Kier and coach Brandon Adair. Fourth row, Jake Welshons, Seneca Kier, Evan Campbell and Jon Kranz. Fifth row, Malaina Fragnito, Claire Summary, Emily Weiss, Ciana Fragnito, Asia Neuman, Olivia Bloomquist, Carly Scheuerman, Lily Mayek, Margaret Eisenbrandt, Sydney Rogness and coach Tara Noer. Sixth row, Lianna Wood, Austin Kinzie, Jon Busse, Sam Payne, Warren Sexson, Ethan Auleciems, Madison Berg, Ellie Speedling, Nolan Noer, Tucker Naugle, Sam Larson and coach Erin Anderson. (Contributed photos)

The St. Croix Swim Club enjoyed a busy March while competing at state competitions in Rochester and Minneapolis.

The Silver Rays sent a large contingent of athletes to compete at the age group (14-under) state meet in Rochester March 14-17. The SCSC placed fifth out of 43 teams in the combined standings following a fourth-place finish in the girls’ rankings and a seventh-place effort in the boys’ standings.

Asia Neuman was an age group state champion in the 50 backstroke for the Silver Rays.

The SCSC also produced numerous medalists, including: Aidan Bloomquist (8 events), Jon Busse (6), Abbie Hobrough, Austin Kinzie, Maggie Kolb (6), Sam Larson (4), Asia Neuman (7), Catherine Nolde (2), Sydney Rogness (2), Warren Sexson, Lianna Wood (3) and Evie Wood (4).

Consolation finalists for the Silver Rays were: Estelle Auleciems, Ethan Auleciems, Grant Auleciems (2), Gabriella Baldwin (2), Amelia Berg (2), Madison Berg, Jon Busse, Evan Campbell, Sky DuPont (3), Kelsey Erf (4), Ciana Fragnito, Malaina Fragnito (4), Holden Hammerlund, Abby Hobrough (3), Austin Kinzie (6), Sam Larson (2), Lily Mayek (4), Tucker Naugle (2), Catherine Nolde (5), Sydney Rogness, Warren Sexson, Claire Summary (2), Evie Wood (2) and Lianna Wood (2).

The Silver Rays also finished seventh in the team competition while competing at the Minnesota State Senior Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on March 7-9.

Mickayla Hinkle captured state titles in the 100 backstroke and 100 individual medley while Kylie Burgess took top honors in the 1000 freestyle event.

State medalists for the SCSC included Brady Anderson (200 backstroke), Sophia Bisch (100 breastroke), Erika Guenther (100 individual medley), Mickayla Hinckle (100 breastroke) and Mary Knaak (400 individual medley).

The Silver Rays also featured many consolation finalists who placed 9th-24th, a list that includes: Brady Anderson (5 events), Joel Berling (5), Sophia Bisch, Jesse Busse, Audrey DeKock (2), Kristin Erf, Erika Guenther (2), Dominic Jankowski (2), Max Larson (2), Kayla Maatta, Claire Rutscher (4), Will Skinner, Emma Stacy (3) and Tom Windett (2).

Silver Rays who competed at the Minnesota State Senior Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on March 7-9 include, front row, from left, Natalie Wood, Francesca Tinucci, Kayla Maatta, Audrey DeKock, Mary Knaak, Mickayla Hinkle, Kristin Erf, Tiffany Vang and Erika Guenther. Second row, Riley Hollerbach, Dominic Jankowski, Tom Windett, Kate Gallagher, Sophia Bisch, Claire Rutscher, Megan Letkeman, Emma Stacy, Joel Berling, Will Skinner, Chase Nielsen, Brady Anderson, Jesse Busse, Max Larson, coach Olga Espinosa and Hunter Nielsen. Team member Stephanie LeMire is missing from the photo.

Silver Rays who competed at the Minnesota State Senior Championships at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center on March 7-9 include, front row, from left, Natalie Wood, Francesca Tinucci, Kayla Maatta, Audrey DeKock, Mary Knaak, Mickayla Hinkle, Kristin Erf, Tiffany Vang and Erika Guenther. Second row, Riley Hollerbach, Dominic Jankowski, Tom Windett, Kate Gallagher, Sophia Bisch, Claire Rutscher, Megan Letkeman, Emma Stacy, Joel Berling, Will Skinner, Chase Nielsen, Brady Anderson, Jesse Busse, Max Larson, coach Olga Espinosa and Hunter Nielsen. Team member Stephanie LeMire is missing from the photo.

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