The Monett Water Thrashers swim club dominated the Pittsburg (Kan.) YMCA Invitational over the weekend, amassing 529 points in winning over 10 other teams. The Parson Dolphins took second with 355.5 points. No other team scored more than 300.
|Several Thrashers placed in the top three of their respective age groups in individual high scoring. These top swimmers included: Jack Barta, third in the boys 9-10 division; Jonah Pascek and Jansen Carr, second and third respectively in the boys 11-12 division; Wesley Abramovitz, second in the boys 13-14 division; and Carter Huffmaster, second in the boys 15-18 division.|
|On the girls side, top finishers were: Olivia Janssen third in the girls 6-and-under division; Alex Bahl, third in the girls 11-12 division; Maddy Glouse, first in the girls 13-14 division with 31 points; Tandi Glouse, first in the girls 15-18 division with 37.5 points; and Sarah Schmidt, second in the 15-18 girls division.|
|Individual event winners for Monett included:|
|* Jack Barta, first, boys 10 and under, 50 fly, 36.92.|
|* Kurran Blamey: first, boys 15-18, 50 breast, 30.97.|
|* Maddy Glouse: first, girls 13-14, 50 free, 27.88; and first, girls 13-14, 200 IM, 2:37.03|
|* Tandi Glouse: first, girls 15-19 division, 50 free, 26.78; first, girls 15-19 division, 200 IM, 2:30.88; and first, girls 15-19 division, 50 breast, 32.78.|
|* Jonah Paszek: first, boys 11-12, 50 free, 29.56.|
|* Chloe Ridgley: first, girls 15-18, 50 fly, 28.78.|
|Coach Christen Janssen was very proud of her team's performance and is looking forward to their next competition.|
The Monett Water Thrashers will be in action this weekend, July 3 and 4, at the Nevada Neptunes Invitational at the Walton Pool in Nevada. Races begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.