Kutztown Dolphins complete successful swim season

The Kutztown Dolphins swim team had numerous team members qualify to compete at the Berks County Swimming Championships meet and the Berks County Silver Championship meet. Dolphin swimmers turned in some great individual and relay performances at each of these meets.

The Berks County Championships meet was held at the Green Valley Country Club August 1-3. This meet recognizes the top swimmers in Berks County by first having them compete in preliminary heats. The top eight swimmers in each event then swim in a finals heat to determine the year’s champion. The next eight swimmers also qualify to swim a consolation final.

Dolphin swimmers made it to the finals on 11 occasions and also had two relay teams compete in the finals. One swimmer, Michaela Hersh, finished first and was crowned county champion in the 11-12 girls 200 meter freestyle event.

The Dolphins also had swimmers qualify for consolation finals on another 19 occasions. Finishes for all Dolphin swimmers at this meet were as follows:

8 & under girls:

Madison Angstadt: 21st in 25 meter butterfly; 30th in 25 meter backstroke; 33rd in 25 meter freestyle

Samantha Furst: 34th in 25 meter freestyle

Gracie Goodwin: 22nd in 25 meter breaststroke

Gabriella Purcell: 19th in 25 meter backstroke

Freestyle Relay Team of Madison Angstadt, Emily Chukoskie, Samantha Furst, and Gracie Goodwin finished tenth.

Medley relay team of Madison Angstadt, Samantha Furst, Gracie Goodwin and Gabriella Purcell finished ninth.

8 & under boys:

Otis Engel: 20th in 25 meter breaststroke; 22nd in 25 meter freestyle

9-10 girls:

Madison Goodwin: 19th in 50 meter butterfly; 27th in 50 meter breaststroke; 29th in 100meter individual medley

Emma Rhode: 9th in 50 meter freestyle; 10th in 50 meter breaststroke; 17th in 50 meter butterfly

9-10 boys:

Cole Chukoskie: 5th in 50 meter backstroke; 9th in 100 meter freestyle; 17th in 50 meter butterfly

Joe Chukoskie: 14th in 50 meter freestyle; 14th in 100 meter freestyle; 20th in 50 meter backstroke

Dalton Furst: 24th in 50 meter breaststroke

11-12 girls:

Greta Feiertag: 7th in 50 meter backstroke; 9th in 50 meter breaststroke; 14th in 50 meter freestyle

Michaela Hersh: 1st in 200 meter freestyle; 4th in 50 freestyle; 4th in 100 meter freestyle

Jorden Kline: 13th in 50 meter butterfly; 13th in 100 meter freestyle; 17th in 100 meter individual medley

Paige McKenna: 5th in 200 meter freestyle; 5th in 50 meter backstroke; 10th in 50 meter butterfly

Freestyle relay team of Greta Feiertag, Michaela Hersh, Jorden Kline and Paige McKenna finished 5th.

Medley relay team of Greta Feiertag, Michaela Hersh, Jorden Kline and Paige McKenna finished 4th.

11-12 boys:

Kian Kanaskie: 5th in 50 meter breaststroke; 8th in 50 meter butterfly; 11th in 50 meter freestyle

13-14 girls:

Mya Keim: 13th in 100 meter backstroke; 16th 400 meter freestyle; 18th in 200 meter freestyle

Nikolette Nolte: 7th in 200 meter individual medley; 8th in 100 meter freestyle; 9th in 100 meter backstroke

Amy Yoder: 33rd in 200 meter freestyle

15 & over girls:

Julianne Dupree: 20th in 100 meter butterfly; 21st in 50 meter freestyle; 21st in 200 meter freestyle

Zoe Keim: 11th in 200 meter freestyle; 13th in 100 meter backstroke; 17th in 200 meter individual medley

Krystal Nolte: 21st in 400 meter freestyle; 22nd in 200 meter freestyle

Freestyle relay of Julianne Dupree, Bekah Keim, Zoe Keim and Krystal Nolte finished 11th

Medley relay team of Julianne Dupree, Zoe Keim, Krystal Nolte and Rebecca Rabenold finished 12th

15 & over boys:

Christian Kanaskie: 14th in 100 meter freestyle; 15th in 200 meter individual medley; 21st in 100 meter backstroke

The Dolphins had 23 swimmers compete in the Silver Championships on July 27th at the Wilshire Pool. There were several great finishes by Dolphin swimmers lead by a first place finish by Samantha Furst in the 8 & under girls 25 meter breaststroke. Other top three finishers included Devon Becker, Hallie Barrell, Gracie Goodwin, Devan Hanna, Dominick Pizzelanti and Jaime Wert. The complete list of Dolphin finishes is as follows:

8 & under girls:

Susanna Brown: 5th in the 25 meter butterfly, 5th in the 25 meter breaststroke; 8th in the 25 meter freestyle

Emily Chukoskie: 4th in the 25 meter backstroke; 5th in the 25 meter freestyle; 7th in the 25 meter breaststroke

Samantha Furst: 1st in the 25 meter breaststroke; 4th in the 25 meter butterfly

Gracie Goodwin: 2nd in the 25meter backstroke; 6th in the 25 meter butterfly

Bella Heimel; 22nd in the 25 meter backstroke; 39th in the 25 meter freestyle

Jordan Keller: 9thh in the 25 meter breaststroke; 25th in the 25 meter freestyle

Camryn Reimert: 12th in the 25 meter breaststroke; 43rd in the 25 meter backstroke; 47th in the 25 meter freestyle

Lydia Reimert: 40th in the 25 meter backstroke; 46th in the 25 meter freestyle

9-10 girls:

Caroline Brown: 10th in the 50 meter backstroke; 13th in the 50 meter butterfly; 38th in the 50 meter freestyle

Emerson Erb: 18th in the 50 meter breaststroke; 44th in the 50 meter freestyle

Raegan Loeb: 20th in the 50 meter butterfly; 39th in 50 meter freestyle

Sarah Randall: 40th in the 50 meter freestyle

Morgan Wessner: 6th in the 50 meter freestyle; 12th in the 50 meter backstroke

9-10 boys:

Dalton Furst: 5th in the 50 meter freestyle; 10th in the 50 meter backstroke

Dominick Pizzelanti: 2nd in the 50 meter butterfly; 17th in the 50 meter backstroke; 25th in the 50 meter freestyle

11-12 girls:

Devon Becker: 2nd in the 50 meter butterfly; 12th in the 50 meter backstroke; 28th in the 50 meter freestyle

Devan Hanna: 2nd in the 50 meter breaststroke; 34th in the 50 meter freestyle

Elissa Kunkel: 19th in the 50 meter freestyle; 44th in the 50 meter freestyle

Isabella Pizzelanti: 18th in the 50 meter breaststroke; 49th in the 50 meter freestyle

13 & over girls:

Hallie Barrell: 2nd in the 100 meter butterfly; 6th in the 50 meter freestyle; 8th in the 100 meter backstroke

Molly Brown: 4th in the 100 meter backstroke; 9th in the 100 meter breaststroke; 11th in the 100 meter freestyle

Jaime Wert: 3rd in the 100 meter butterfly; 4th in the 100 meter breaststroke; 7th in the 100 meter backstroke