Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Maddie Wessell's two second place finishes in the annual swim meet plus a relay performance was an eye popping experience.
Remember the name Maddie Wessell in local swim circles. This is the swimmer of the future. For the Burroughs Bombers, the year could not have gone better. Though they had their ups and downs, Wessell, 15 years old ("I don’t get my drivers license until November," she said,) finished second in two final races of the 38th renewal of the state championships at the Rec Plex in St. Peters. The Wessell family lives in Crestwood. Wessell took second place in the 200 yard individual medley in 2:05.93; besting her qualifying time of 2:08.81. She was nosed out by freshman Haley Hynes of Lee’s Summit North (2:04.76.) Wessell came right back, capturing second in the 100 yard freestyle in 52.00, better than her 52.76 qualifier. The gold went to Lauren…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Austin Mayer also set a school record.
Congratulations to the Lindbergh High School varsity boys swim and dive team, which scored 10th place with 84 points at the state championships this month. Austin Mayer set a school record in the 200 IM event, with a 10th place finish of 1:58.81. In the 200 Medley Relay, swimmers Jimmy White, Richard Le, Drew Wegman and Ethan Finlinson took 11th place with a time of 1:41.14; and the 200 Free Relay team took 11th place with a time of 1:30.39, an impressive performance by Drew Wegman, Jimmy White, Ethan Finlinson, and Christian Knuepfer. In the 400 Free Relay, Drew Wegman, Austin Mayer, Ethan Finlinson and Christian Knuepfer took 10th place with a time of 3:16.12. Individual accomplishments included:
Monday, January 9, 2012
This week's sports roundup focuses on wrestling and swimming teams in the region.
The focus this week is going to be on area wrestling and swimming teams as basketball teams begin conference play after holiday tournaments. And the biggest focus wrestling-wise is on Seckman. The Jaguars, who are ranked fifth in the state in Class 4 according the the Missouriwrestling.com poll, defended their title in the All Suburban Conference Wrestling Championship over the weekend at Hazelwood Central. The tournament featured teams from the Suburban North, Suburban South and Suburban West Conferences and the Jaguars won the 30-team tournament with 228.5 points. That was 42 points better than McCluer North, which finished second. Seckman was led by Matt Kraus. Kraus, who is a two-time defending state champion and currently ranked No. 1…