Cupp is Division II champion
Scott City Stars who qualified for the Division II Championships were (front row, from left) Lana Rodriguez, Kiley Wren, Alli Patton, Avery Noll, Hope Wiechman, Eric Shapland, Alivia Noll, Kennedy Holstein and Clare Hawkins. (Middle row) Connor Cupp, Brooke Hoeme, Jacy Rose, Piper Wasinger, Gabby Martinez, Madison Shapland, Hallie Wiechman, Alli Brunswig, Carter Gooden, Parker Gooden and Kaden Wren. (Back row) Krissa Dearden, Brandon Winderlin, Landon Trout, Shelby Patton, Ashley Prewit, Reagan Smyth, Kyle Cure, Cami Patton, Emily Parkinson, Alexis Hoeme, Marci Patton and Kayla Dearden. Not pictured are Hannah Brandl, Jaxson Brandl, Mattie Brandl, Rachel Fisher, Molly Eikenberry, Delaney Kitch, Jordan Miller, Zachary Rohrbough, Chase Rumford, Kylee Trout, Makaela Stevens, Sawyer Stevens and Tara Rose.
By Rod Haxton, editor
Conner Cupp claimed a Division II championship and added a pair of third place medals in the Division II Swim Championships in Manhattan.
Cupp posted his fastest time of the season in winning the 50m backstroke in 39.14.
The 12-year-old also added third place finishes in the 50m butterfly (39.79) and the 100m butterfly (1:36.71) for the top finishes by any of the Scott City Stars who qualified for the meet.
The Scott City swimmer’s outstanding day in the pool included a sixth place finish in the 50m breaststroke (49.5), eighth in the 50m freestyle (35.31), ninth in the 100m backstroke (1:31.56), 10th in the 200m individual medley (3:24.04) and 11th in the 100m freestyle (1:20.28).
Swimmers had to meet qualifying marks in order to advance to Division II.Scott City swimmers who qualified for the Division I Championship were Cupp, Brandon Winderlin and Kaden Wren.
Eric Shapland (9-10-year division) was a fourth place medalist in the 100m breaststroke (1:55.44). He was also 11th in the 50m backstroke (54.07), 12th in the 50m butterfly (57.99) and 14th in the 100m freestyle (1:38.11).
The top finisher among the Lady Stars was Hallie Wiechman (13-14 years) who was fifth in the 1500m freestyle (25:44.48). She was also sixth in the 800m freestyle (13:14.48).
Kylee Trout (15-years and over) was among the top 20 in her age division in four events, including the 100m freestyle (11th, 1:11.27), 200m breaststroke (13th, 3:33.46), 100m breaststroke (14th, 1:38.41) and the 400m freestyle (19th, 6:01.44).
Reagan Smyth (15-years and over) was eighth in the 200m butterfly (3:38.02) and 15th in the 100m butterfly (1:30.46).
Alli Patton (9-10 years) had a very good DII Championship, led by an eighth place finish in the 50m freestyle (40.13). She added a 12th place finish in the 100m freestyle (1:31.36) and was 13th in the 100m breaststroke (2:00.34).
Alexis Hoeme (13-14 years) added a 12th place finish in the 200m breaststroke (3:48.38).
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