Piranha boys finish second at Ste. Genevieve


The Stingrays defended their home pool. The Genevieve swim team won the boys’ and girls’ swim meets in convincing fashion on Saturday in Ste. Genevieve. The Stingray boys defeated Perryville, Farmington and River City with 335 points to the Piranhas’ 211, who came in second.
The Stingray girls won their side of the meet with 398 points as Farmington finished with 319, good for second. The Perryville girls finished in fourth with 111 points.
Wade Fullhart was the biggest winner on the Piranha boys side as he finished first in four different events.
Wade Fullhart, who competed in the 11-12 age group, finished in the top spot in the 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter butterfly and 100-meter individual medley. Fullhart shaved nearly one second off of his personal best in the backstroke event with a time of 35.62 seconds.
Jesse Schupp finished in first place in two events.
Schupp finished in first place in the 200-meter IM (2:27.64), along with the 100- meter breaststroke (1:14.97). Schupp’s times in both events were personal bests, but he trimmed his time in the individual medley by 7.75 seconds.
Schupp finished in second place in the 100-meter freestyle (58.26) and the 50-meter freestyle (26.32).
Bryce Fullhart finished in first place in the 9-10 year old 50-meter breaststroke (53.22) and 100-meter individual medley (1:41.76). He also finished in second place in the 50-meter freestyle (37.95).
Paxton Meyer and Jacob Schupp each had one first place finish on the day. Meyer won the 200-meter individual medley (3:04.00) in the 13-14 age group, while Jacob Schupp won the 50-meter breaststroke in the 11-12 age group (1:28.86). The time was the best for him by far, as he trimmed more than 40 seconds off his previous best time.
Lux Meyer did well on the girls’ side for the Pirahnas as she won four races. Meyer, who competed in the eight and under group, won the 25-meter freestyle (18.73), 25-meter breaststroke (29.76), 25-meter backstroke (20.61), 25-meter butterfly (21.48). Meyer’s breaststroke time was nearly 17 seconds faster than her previous personal best.
The team of Lux Meyer, Vernon, Yamnitz, and Halie Fritsche finished first in the 100-yard Medley relay with a time of 1:31.24.
While a few of the Piranha swimmers did not earn a first place finish, there were several that lowered their personal best times in races. Alivia Yamnitz finished 10th in the 50 meter freestyle, but her time of 46.17 was 13 seconds faster than any she had done before. The same can be said for Adisyn Vernon , who finished second in the 100-meter individual medley (1:37.27) which shaved more than seven seconds off her best time.
Allyson Doran finished fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke (54.28), but her time was 4.54 seconds faster than her best time in the event.
The Piranhas will compete in the SCSC Conference Championships on Saturday, July 17.


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