Silver Rays compete at Senior, Age Group state meets

Members of the Silver Rays who competed at the Senior State Meet include, front row, from left, Kayla Maatta, Ava Howard, Margaret Eisenbrandt, Lianna Wood, Audrey DeKock, Nolan Noer, Megan Boonstra, Kristin Erf, Erika Guenther, Alex Howard, Austin Kinzie, Mickayla Hinkle and Max Rowland. Second row, coach Erin Anderson, Max Larson, Natalie Wood, Francesca Tinucci, Madison Berg, Emma Stacy, Sam Payne, Joel Berling, Brady Anderson, Sophia Bisch and coach Olga Espinosa. Team members Kylie Burgess, Tucker Naugle, Jesse Busse, Jonathan Najarian and Warren Sexson are missing from the photo. (Contributed photos)

Members of the Silver Rays who competed at the Senior State Meet include, front row, from left, Kayla Maatta, Ava Howard, Margaret Eisenbrandt, Lianna Wood, Audrey DeKock, Nolan Noer, Megan Boonstra, Kristin Erf, Erika Guenther, Alex Howard, Austin Kinzie, Mickayla Hinkle and Max Rowland. Second row, coach Erin Anderson, Max Larson, Natalie Wood, Francesca Tinucci, Madison Berg, Emma Stacy, Sam Payne, Joel Berling, Brady Anderson, Sophia Bisch and coach Olga Espinosa. Team members Kylie Burgess, Tucker Naugle, Jesse Busse, Jonathan Najarian and Warren Sexson are missing from the photo. (Contributed photos)

The St. Croix Swim Club sent a large contingent of athletes to Rochester earlier this month to compete in the Senior State Meet and the Age Group State Meet.

Twent-eight Silver Rays competed in the Senior State Meet on March 6-8 while 33 swimmers participated in the Age Group State Meet (14-and-under) on March 13-16.

SCSC placed sixth in standings for the Senior State Meet with 917 points, led by 100 backstroke state champion Mickayla Hinkle. Warren Sexson, Kylie Burgess and Erika Guenther joined Hinkle as a state medalist (top eight). State finalists for the Silver Rays included: Ava Howard, Sophia Bisch, Joel Berling, Megan Boonstra, Kristin Erf, Lianna Wood, Jon Busse, Brady Anderson, Audrey DeKock, Austin Kinzie, Max Larson, Kayla Maatta, Emma Stacy and Francesca Tinucci.

In the Age Group State Meet, the Silver Rays placed seventh overall with 1,157 points. Jack Baude won seven individual state titles in the boys’ 9-10 age group (100 butterfly, 50 and 100 backstroke, 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 100 individual medley) while Asia Neuman won the 100 IM in the girls’ 13-14 age group.

Baude and Neuman were joined as medalists by teammates Alivia Lindorfer, Jon Busse, Sydney Rogness, Kelsey Erf, Ethan Auleciems, Gabriella Baldwin, Lianna Wood, Madison Lather and Sam Larson.

Finalists for the Silver Rays included: Carly Scheuerman, Ciana Fragnito, Malaina Fragnito, Kiara Xanthos, Aidan Bloomquist, Lianna Wood, Gabriella Baldwin, Kelsey Erf, Alivia Lindorfer, Sam Larson, Johann Noer, Asia Neuman, Maggie Kolb and Madison Lather.

Members of the Silver Rays who competed at the Age Group State Meet include, front row, from left, Maggie Kolb, Grace Sneden, Evie Wood, Kiara Xanthos and Sydney Wood. Second row, coach MaryBeth Rosell, Schuyler DuPont, Sydney Rogness, Asia Neuman, Gabriella Baldwin, Avery Wright, Carly Scheuerman, Lianna Wood and Grant Auleciems. Third row, coach Tara Noer, Lucas Hruby, Jack Baude, Madison Lather, Catherine Nolde, Kelsey Erf, Johann Noer, Avree Rich, Alivia Lindorfer, Joseph Saldin, Aidan Bloomquist and coach Erin Anderson. Fourth row, Sam Larson, Drew Hammerlund, Malaina Fragnito, Amelia Berg, Ellie Speedling, Ethan Auleciems, Tyler Banks, Jon Kranz, coach Olga Espinosa, Emily Baude and Ciana Fragnito.

Members of the Silver Rays who competed at the Age Group State Meet include, front row, from left, Maggie Kolb, Grace Sneden, Evie Wood, Kiara Xanthos and Sydney Wood. Second row, coach MaryBeth Rosell, Schuyler DuPont, Sydney Rogness, Asia Neuman, Gabriella Baldwin, Avery Wright, Carly Scheuerman, Lianna Wood and Grant Auleciems. Third row, coach Tara Noer, Lucas Hruby, Jack Baude, Madison Lather, Catherine Nolde, Kelsey Erf, Johann Noer, Avree Rich, Alivia Lindorfer, Joseph Saldin, Aidan Bloomquist and coach Erin Anderson. Fourth row, Sam Larson, Drew Hammerlund, Malaina Fragnito, Amelia Berg, Ellie Speedling, Ethan Auleciems, Tyler Banks, Jon Kranz, coach Olga Espinosa, Emily Baude and Ciana Fragnito.

 

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