The Blue Springs girls swimming and diving team captured wins in 11 of the 12 events to claim a dual victory over Staley Tuesday.
Annemarie Rehbein, Shaedyn Read and Jenna Wright each won two events and swam legs in two relay victories to lead the way as the Wildcats topped the Falcons 182-122 to remain unbeaten in duals this season.
"Very pleased with the way the girls competed,” Blue Springs coach Kevin Bigham said. “We knew coming into the year that Staley was going to be one of the toughest meets on the schedule, so we are really happy to come out with the victory."
Rehbein prevailed in the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minutes, 9.21 seconds) and the 200 individual medley (2:22.44). Read won the 500 freestyle (5:24.14) and 100 backstroke (1:02.11), while Wright triumphed in the 100 freestyle (57.21) and the 50 free (26.00).
Gracie Lefholz won the 100 butterfly in 1:10.12 and Katie Garten won in diving as the Wildcats improved to 18-0 in duals.
Wright, Rehbein, Lefholz and Read won the 200 medley relay in 1:58.99, and Wright, Rehbein and Read teamed with Carson Ludwig to win the 400 free relay in 3:54.24. Ludwig, Abby Caudle, Brenna Walsh and Lefholz won the 200 free relay in 1:49.24.
JAGS TAKE SECOND: Regi Hecker continued her strong season to help Blue Springs South take second in a four-team meet Tuesday at the Blue Springs Family YMCA.
The Jaguars totaled 595 points to finish behind state power St. Teresa’s (721) and ahead of Kearney (427) and Marshall (108).
“I thought we responded really well this evening, especially considering how hard we have been working and how tired I know the girls are,” Jaguars coach Errich Oberlander said. “We are really gearing up for the end of the season with JV conference in a little over a week, varsity conference in a little over two weeks and state just four weeks out.”
Hecker won the 100-yard freestyle in 58.58 seconds, edging teammate Anna Zweerink (59.45), both in state consideration times. Those two also teamed with Gabby Fournier and Kennedy Hecker to win the 200 freestyle relay in a state consideration time of 1 minute, 48.80 seconds.
Hecker also took second in the 500 freestyle in a state consideration time of 5:58.69, and Zweerink was second in the 200 individual medley (2:33.64). Paige Smith (195.75) and Giuliana Biscari (188.80) finished 2-3 in diving for the Jaguars.
Fournier was third in the 100 butterfly (1:08.84) and Maelyn MacLean took third in the 200 IM (2:33.64).