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GIRLS SWIMMING: Webb City wins Valkyrie Invite, Carthage takes third

SoMo Sports staff reports


With their overall team depth on full display, the Webb City High School girls swimming and diving squad claimed the team championship at the Valkyrie Invitational on Saturday in Springfield.

The Cardinals compiled 314 points and Logan-Rogersville was a distant second with 209. 

Carthage finished third at the 15-team event with 163 points. 



In a meet hosted by Parkview, Webb City had 16 top-five finishes, including five event wins.

Sophia Whitesell took first in both the 200-yard individual medley (2:24) and the 100 breaststroke (1:17), while Camryn Klosterman finished first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:10. 

The Cardinals won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:49, with Skylar Powell, Ella Holt, Hally Philpot and Avery Mitchell competing. 

Webb City also placed first in the 400 freestyle relay, as Mitchell, Klosterman, Powell and Whitesell recorded a time of 4:01. 

The Cardinals were third in the 200 medley relay, with Klosterman, Makenize Storm, Whitesell and Olivia Honey competing. 

Also for the Cardinals, Storm placed third in the 100 breaststroke, Holt and Alix Davis finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 100 backstroke, while Mitchell and Powell placed third and fourth in the 100 freestyle. 

Webb City’s Allie Eggleston finished fifth in the 200 freestyle, Klosterman was fifth in the 100 butterfly and Morgan Robinson took fifth in the 500 free. 

Mitchell and Powell tied for sixth in the 50 free.

In the diving competition, Webb City’s Kelli Tollefson, Mia Barone and Breanna Woods finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.  



Carthage’s Madison Riley won the 200 freestyle in 2:05 and was the runner-up in the 100 butterfly in 1:03. 

Cassidy Smith took second in the 100 freestyle and was also fifth in the 50 free. 

Carthage’s 200 medley relay finished second in 2:02, with Ava Lacey, Smith, Riley and Hope Fultz competing.

The Tigers were also second in the 400 freestyle relay, with Riley, Smith, Lacey and Fultz finishing in 4:02.

Victoria Martinez finished fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 fly, while Fultz placed sixth in the 100 free and Elena Wright took sixth in the 500 free. 



Nevada’s Avery Morris was the runner-up in the 100 backstroke.

Monett’s Ava Fritts and Nevada’s Chloe Morris placed third and fourth in the 200 freestyle.

Lamar’s Audrey Osterdyk was fourth in both the 200 IM and the 500 free. 

Logan-Rogersville’s Lauren Hammons won the diving competition. 


Valkyrie Invitational

Team scores: Webb City 314, Logan-Rogersville 209, Carthage 163, Springfield Central 151, New Covenant 117, Monett 103, Lebanon 88, Nevada 61, Bolivar 40, Camdenton 31, Lamar 26, Waynesville 20, Hillcrest 20, Marshfield 15, Parkview 13.


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