Local swimmers compete in YMCA nationals
During Wednesday's first day, Hali Flickinger finished second in the women's 500 free with a time of 4:44.19, only .05 off the top spot. Sada Stewart won the 200 individual medley in 2:01.15. In that same event, Julia Kucherich (2:05.41) placed 14th and Morgan Pfaff (2:05.85) was 16th. The 200 medley relay of Stewart, Taylor Brew, Sarah Dotzel and Kucherich was 17th in 1:47.85 and Caleb Tuten placed 18th in the men's 200 IM with a 1:52.86.
During Thursday's second day, Stewart grabbed fourth (54.98) and Dotzel seventh (56.19) in the 100 butterfly. Stewart was also sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:50.44). Kucherich was 23rd (2:22.47) in the women's 200 breaststroke and the 400 free relay team of Stewart, Dotzel, Niki Price and Hali Flickinger notched a fourth-place medal with a 3:27.34. Tuten was ninth (2:04.16) in the men's breaststroke.