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YMCA swimmers place at state

Washington's Kimball breaks record in 50 yard Freestyle

Photo by Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette

Iowa City West's Michael Kimball sets up on the block for the 100-yard freestyle at the boys' state swimming meet at the University of Iowa Campus and Recreation Center in Iowa City on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Iowa City West won the state meet.
Photo by Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette Iowa City West's Michael Kimball sets up on the block for the 100-yard freestyle at the boys' state swimming meet at the University of Iowa Campus and Recreation Center in Iowa City on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Iowa City West won the state meet.
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DES MOINES — Michael Kimball was able to capture first place and break the YMCA State Record in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.52 seconds at the 2020 YMCA State Swim Meet March 7-8.

The Washington YMCA team had 13 boys and seven girls participate.

Kimball also placed first in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 28.24, and was second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.41.

The Medley Relay of Carmen Sieren-backstroke, Tori Hinson-breaststroke, Audrey Wubbena-Butterfly and Alex Murphy-freestyle placed 15th with a time of 2:16.43.

The Free Relay of Alex Murphy, Macy Driscoll, Carmen Sieren, and Audrey Wubbena placed 11th with a time of 1:56.6.

The 13-14 medley team of Ryan Hinson — Backstroke, Brennen Westphal — Breaststroke, Teague Mayer — Butterfly, and Isaac Kleese — Freestyle placed 14th with a time of 2 minutes, 22.09 seconds.

The 15-21 medley placed fifth with a time of 1:52.43 by Gabe Bruns-back, Quinn Wubbena-Breast, Colton Slaubaugh-Fly, and Michael Kimball-Free while Kevin Flannery-back, Lucas Kitchen-breast, Caleb Hoyle-fly and Riley Yoder-free were 13th with a time of 2:17.63.

The two Freestyle relays also placed fifth (Quinn Wubbena, Lucas Kitchen, Gabe Bruns, and Michael Kimball) and 13th (Teague Mayer, Riley Yoder, Caleb Hoyle, and Kevin Flannery).

In individual events, Colton Slaubaugh finished ninth overall in his 50 Butterfly. He also swam the 100 Butterfly and 50 Freestyle.

Brennen Westphal placed eighth in the 200 Breaststroke, and fifth in both the 50-and 100-yard breaststroke.

Lucas Kitchen finished his senior year placing eighth in the 50-yard breaststroke, 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke, as well as swimming the 50-yard freestyle.

Ryan Hinson placed 11th in the 13-14 100-yard breaststroke.

Logan Westphal placed 13th in his 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:43.45.

Gabe Bruns swam the 50-yard free with a time of 27.05 and finished 26th.

Quinn Wubbena placed seventh in the 50 free with a time of 23.21, 10th in the 100 free, and eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.24.

Audrey Wubbena achieved personal best times by placing seventh in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:14.9, fifth in the 100 free with a time of 59.03, and seventh in the 100 back with a time of 1:08.87.

Sydney Williams achieved personal best times as well. She placed 10th in her 25-yard freestyle with a time of 17.02, and ninth in her 50-yard freestyle with a time of 39.49.

Makenzie Messer placed ninth in the 50-yard breaststroke with a time of 45.64 and placed 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke with her personal best time of 1:40.16.

Coaches can choose one guy and one girl to receive the All-Star Award at State. Michael Kimball was nominated by Samantha Van Houten and Makenzie Messer was nominated by Kathy Dolan. They were the recipients of the All-Star Award that is given out at State this year. They were awarded this because of their hard work and exemplifying the four core values of the YMCA (responsibility, respect, caring, and honesty).