Bonner Springs swimmers end season with strong showing at IL Championships
Fresh off their victory in the Wyandotte County Championships, Bonner Springs played host to the Independent League Swimming Championships on Wednesday, May 13, at the YMCA. It finished second out of eight schools.
A few technical difficulties and a lightning delay forced swimmers to wait to compete for nearly an hour, but once races began, the Bravettes turned in some quality swims.
Emily Herre posted a state consideration time in the 100-yard backstroke as she finished in 1 minute, 7.8 seconds, setting a personal record. She had another career-best mark in the 50 freestyle as she finished in 27.10.
Toni Stock also had a stellar day as she broke the school record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:10.41.
“I was very pleased (though) I know not all the swimmers were happy with their races and times,” coach Tierney Thompson said. “We competed well, and that is what got us the second-place finish.”
Bonner placed behind the combined squad of Osawatomie and Paola that had doubled their number of swimmers and strong relay teams.
The meet was the final competition of the season for the Bravettes. BSHS broke numerous school records this season but will lose six seniors from an already small squad.