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Kansas high school girls swimming: Wichita East’s Dirkzwager wins three state titles

Kansas high school girls swimming: Wichita East's Dirkzwager wins three state titles

Wichita East junior Ariana Dirkzwager was the star of Friday’s Kansas secondary school young ladies swimming Class 6A title meet at Topeka’s Legislative center Government Natatorium.

In addition to the fact that Dirkzwager became a state champion interestingly by winning the gold decoration in both of her individual occasions, the 50-meter free-form and the 100-meter free-form, she additionally secured East’s title winning 200-meter free-form hand-off group and East’s 400-meter free-form hand-off group that completed in runner up.

The entirety of the focuses acquired by Dirkzwager, a Georgia Tech submit, helped the Blue Pros to a fifth-place finish in the group standings with 164 group focuses.

East additionally had singular medalists in senior Baylor McPherson, who set third in the 50 free (24.45) and seventh in the 100 butterfly (59.77), and first year recruit Abby Jones, who took fifth in the 200 free (2:01.47).

Be that as it may, Dirkzwager got everyone’s attention, as she swam her best races of the period in both of her individual occasions. Her season of 23.72 in the 50 free won the title by more than four-tenths of a second and broke the East school record, while her season-best season of 51.52 in the 100 free edged the field by in excess of two entire seconds.

Dirkzwager and Jones additionally helped East’s 200 free hand-off group to a fight against eminent loss triumph for the gold decoration, as the Blue Experts were in third spot in the race after the initial two legs from McPherson and junior Sophia Randle. Jones gave East the lead in the third leg, then, at that point Dirkzwager got back the gold.

The hand-off individuals from East’s silver-award 400 free hand-off group were Jones, junior Andrea Nguyen, McPherson and Dirkzwager.

The solitary other double individual medalist from the space was Statures senior Cindy Broadrick, who took fourth in the 100 fly (59.24) and seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:00.65). Other nearby medalists were Statures senior Ivie Kierl, who took fifth in jumping, Northwest sophomore Trinity McDowell, who took 6th in the 50 free, and Grounds sophomore Sayler Roberts, who took 6th in the 200 free.

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