Annamarie Rehbein’s state-qualifying victory in the 100-yard breaststroke highlighted Blue Springs’ 121-101 loss to Blue Springs South in a girls swimming dual Saturday at Centennial Pool-Plex.
Rehbein, a junior, won the race with a time of 1 minute, 9.15 seconds, besting the state-qualifying mark of 1:10.99. She also won the 200 individual medley in 2:23.90.
Rehbein also teamed with Jenna Wright, Clara Bortone and Abby Caudle to win the 200 medley relay in 2:00.13. Rehbein Wright, Caudle and I’Yana Foster took the 400 freestyle relay in 3:54.26.
Wright won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke for the Wildcats, while Foster took the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle.
"We really like how our team is shaping up from a conference/state perspective,” Blue Springs coach Kevin Bigham said. “A lot of girls are going to be able to score a lot at those meets so we are really happy with our team."
While Blue Springs South didn’t win as many events, the Jaguars scored more team points with their depth. Anna Zweerink won the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle for the Jaguars and combined with Regi Hecker, Maelyn MacLean and Kennedy Hecker to win the 200 freestyle relay.
"Very proud of the way the girls came out and competed,” Bigham said. “South is a great program and Obie (South coach Errich Oberlander) is one of the best, so we knew it'd be a tough battle but we are really glad of how our girls came out and swam."