2016 GNST Kearney Invite
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:28
Four swimmers from Valentine traveled to Kearney over the weekend kicking off the long course swim season to compete in the 2016 GNST Kearney invite. Malika Monroe, Daniel Witt, Lee Major, and Dylan Witt completed alongside over 80 swimmers from 9 teams in 37 events in 2 days. Dylan Witt, getting things rolling in his 7th year swimming, brought home State cuts in three events. Full results are as follows…
Malika Monroe brought home 6th place in the 50M freestyle, 5th place in the 100M freestyle, 6th place in the 50M backstroke, 8th place in the 50M breaststroke, 7th place in the 100M breaststroke, 7th place in the 50M butterfly, and 5th place in the 200M individual medley. Malika started the year off with a bang bringing home personal bests on several events in a tough age group!
Daniel Witt brought home 2nd place in the 50M freestyle, 4th place in the 100M freestyle, 5th place in the 50M backstroke, 2nd place in the 100M backstroke, 3rd place in the 50M breaststroke, 3rd place in the 100M breaststroke, and 3rd place in the 200M freestyle. Daniel cut some serious time in several events putting in nearly a thousand meters in the competition pool this weekend!
Lee Major, making his competitive swimming debut, brought home 7th place in the 50M freestyle, 8th place in the 100M freestyle, 7th place in the 50M backstroke, and 5th place in the 100M breaststroke. Lee had a great showing to begin his swimming career and we expect to see a lot more of him!
Dylan Witt brought home 2nd in the 50M freestyle, 28.31 seconds making a state cut and a personal best, 2nd in the 100M freestyle, making a state cut, 5th in the 200M freestyle, 3rd in the 100M backstroke, 2nd in the 100M breaststroke, making another state cut, 4th in the 200M breaststroke, 3rd in the 100M butterfly, and 2nd in the 200M individual medley. Dylan is the first from Valentine to make a state qualifying time this season and will be headed to Lincoln at the end of July to compete in the 2016 Midwestern Championships.
Valentine swimmers will be traveling to broken bow next weekend for two days of competition at the BCST Sprint Into Summer Invite. Good luck to all!
Badger Golfer Finish Season
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 07:48
Coach Devin Muirhead reported the end of a great season for the valentine boys golf team at district play at The Prairie Club Tuesday. The Badgers placed 7th as a team out of 15 teams at the C-5 districts with a score of 373. Kimball won the team title with a 319, followed by Southern Valley with a 339. The third qualifying team was Perkins County with a 347.
No one placed individually but everyone played a good round of golf. There are no seniors this year so everyone will be back for next year. The team is really looking forward to practicing on our own course next year. Only top 10 individuals and, only top 3 teams qualify for state.
Logan O'kief- 95
Kyle Grooms- 97
A special thanks to The Prairie Club for hosting this years districts, also to all our volunteers for making this tournament a success.