The Blue Springs girls swimming and diving team had little trouble winning a four-team meet Friday at the Centennial Pool Plex.
The Wildcats totaled 724 points, easily topping Warrensburg (565), Camdenton (335) and Bishop LeBlond (40) to improve to 15-0 in duals this season.
The 200-yard medley relay team of Gracie Leftholz, Annemarie Rehbein, Shaedyn Read and Jeanne Wright took first (2 minutes, 1.87 seconds); Rehbein, Read, Wright and Carson Ludwig won the 200 freestyle relay (1:49.51) and the 400 free relay squad of Ludwig, Brenna Walsh, Abby Caudle and Lefholz won (4:12.96).
In individual events Ludwig took first in the 200 free (2:09.19) and Caudle took second (2:14.96); Lefholz won the 200 individual medley (2:26.76); Rehbein took first in the 50 free (26.34) and Walsh was third (28.60); Katie Garten won the diving event (268.80 points) and Mackenzie Loudermilk was third (224.70); Read won the 100 butterfly (1:03.69); Wright took first in the 100 free (57.30) and Rehbein was second (59.02); Ludwig won the 500 free (5:55.92) and Walsh was second (6:27.65); Read was victorious in the 100 backstroke (1:02.39) and Wright was second (1:06.59); and Lefholz took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.30).
"The girls stepped up and made a lot of corrections after yesterday's meet,” Blue Springs coach Kevin Bigham said. “We had one of the toughest two-hour workouts I could think of before the meet, so the fact that we had so many great swims shows me that this team can do anything they put their minds to.
"Shaedyn and Gracie showed why colleges across the country want them to swim for them; they are extremely versatile and can do every stroke at a high level. Both girls were double-event winners despite swimming off-events. These two have done an outstanding job of leading our team throughout the season and will have tons of success when they graduate and head to the next level."
Blue Springs also held their alumni meet Friday and the most notable race took place in the 50 free among three former high school All-Americans – Zach Bolin, who swam at the University of Minnesota; Jason Stoke, who swam at Truman State University; and Matt Burns, who swam at the University of Missouri.
Burns, 31, won the race with a time of 21.58 seconds, which would have earned fourth place at this year’s state championship. Burns also won the 50 butterfly (24.06).