The Perryville Piranhas had a modest end to their season. The boys and girls finished sixth with 711 points in the Southeast Missouri Swim Conference Championship on July 17.
The Piranhas sent a 12 swimmers (boys and girls) to the meet, but that doesn’t mean that there weren’t any good finishes.
Wade Fullhart, who competed in the 11-12 age group, finished first in two of his three events. Fallhart finished with nearly identical times in the 50-meter freestyle (31.14 seconds) and the 50-meter butterfly (31.60). Fullhart shaved nearly eight seconds off his time in the 100-meter freestyle (1:07.55) in which he finished second.
Bryce Fullhart had the only other first place finish for the Piranhas as a team as he claimed the top spot in the 50-meter breaststroke in the 9-10 age group (54.84). He also finished second in the 100-meter freestyle (1:30.88) of which he sped through the pool more than seven seconds faster than his previous best. He also finished fifth in the 50-meter freestyle.
Jacob Schupp had a trio of third place finishes in the 11-12 50-meter backstroke (47.39), 50-meter breaststroke (1:24.64) and 100-meter individual medley (1:37.65). All of those times were personal bests for him in that events.
Thad Brummel had a second place finish in the 15-18 age 100-meter breaststroke (1:19.37). He also had a fourth and a sixth place finish.
On the girls’ side, Myla Brummel finished third in the 50-meter backstroke (42.44), and also finished fourth in the 100-meter freestyle and fifth in the 100-meter IM.
Adisyn Vernon finished third in the 100-meter IM (1:47.04), while also setting personal bests in the 50-butterfly (54.36) and 50-meter breaststroke (53.49).
Muriel Brummel had a fourth place in the 50-meter freestyle (50.77) and a pair of eighth place finishes. Despite one of those finishes being in the 100-meter freestyle (1:42.33), the time was a personal best by more than 10 seconds.
Maeve Brummel (9-10 age group) finished fourth in the 50-meter freestyle (32.10), while also finishing fifth in the 200-meter IM (3:03.04) and sixth in the 100 meter freestyle (1:10.78).
Both freestyle events were personal bests for her.
While the season is over for a majority of the Piranha swimmers, five athletes will compete in the Junior Olympics that will be held from July 28-Aug. 2 in Houston.
Jesse, Joel, and Jacob Schupp qualified for the games on the boys’ side, while Anna and Alivia Yamnitz qualified in four and three events respectively.
To qualify, the swimmers had to finish 1-3 places at the Poplar Bluff meet on June 26, or by having a qualifying time.