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GIRLS SWIMMING: Webb City wins SWMO Championships; Carl Junction finishes 4th

SoMo Sports staff reports


For the first time in program history, the Webb City High School girls swimming and diving team captured the team championship at the SWMO Championships.

Webb City’s previous top finish at the event was third place.

On Saturday in Springfield, Webb City compiled 384 points, 40 more than second place West Plains.

Ozark (331), Carl Junction (326) and Kickapoo (264) finished third, fourth and fifth. Carthage finished eighth with 163 points. There were 23 full squads in attendance.

Webb City’s Sophia Whitesell won two events—the 200-yard individual medley (2:13) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:10).

The Cardinals fared well in all three relays, as the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay both finished third and the 200 free relay was fourth.

Also for the Cardinals, Norah Klosterman finished third in the 500 freestyle and eighth in the 200 free, Skylar Powell took fourth in the 50 free and Camryn Klosterman was fifth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 100 breaststroke.

Webb City’s Alix Davis placed seventh in the 100 free and eighth in the 50 free, Powell was eighth in the 100 free, Hally Philpot finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke and Avery Mitchell was ninth in the 100 free and 10th in the 50 free.

Webb City’s Kelli Tollefson finished sixth in the diving competition.

Carl Junction won four events. 

Carl Junction’s Chloe Miller was the champion in both the 50 freestyle (24.02) and the 100 free (53.09), while Skyler Sundy won the 100 backstroke (1:00).

The Bulldogs took first in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:41. Carl Junction placed second in the 400 freestyle relay and sixth in the 200 medley relay.

CJ’s Sundy was third in the 50 free, while Madeleine Garoutte placed fourth in the 100 butterfly and took sixth in the 200 IM.

Carthage’s Madison Riley won a pair of individual events—the 200 freestyle (1:55) and the 100 butterfly (57.48).

The Tigers finished second in the 200 freestyle relay, 

Also for Carthage, Olivia Manning was the runner-up in the 100 breaststroke and took eighth in the 200 IM, while Aubree Santillan took third in the 100 backstroke.

Joplin’s Kiki Thom placed 11th in the 100 butterfly and 12th in the 200 IM. The Eagles finished 11th in the 200 medley relay.

Thomas Jefferson’s Natalie Carroll finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke, while Jasper’s Audrey Osterdyk finished ninth in the 100 breaststroke.

Monett placed seventh in the 400 freestyle relay. 


SWMO Championships

Final team standings: Webb City 384, West Plains 344, Ozark 331, Carl Junction 326, Kickapoo 264, Glendale 251, Central 216, Carthage 163, Lebanon 157, New Covenant 152, Nixa 119, Rogersville 116, Greenwood 114, Monett 86, Joplin 62, Nevada 41, Marshfield 26, Thomas Jefferson 24, Waynesville 24, Jasper 19, Hillcrest 14, Bolivar 12, Camdenton 4.


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