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Mustangs announce swimming recruits

Mustangs announce swimming recruits

Morningside men’s and women’s swimming head coach Bryan Farris announced the names of 11 recruits who will join the Mustangs for the 2017-18 season.

The Mustangs’ recruits are:

Lauryn Baehr, a freestyler and backstroke specialist from Mesa, Ariz. Baehr is a 2017 graduate of Mountain View High School, where she helped lead the team to a sixth place finish at this past season’s Arizona Swimming & Diving State Championships. She swam the second leg for a Mountain View 200-yard freestyle relay team that placed seventh at the state meet and was a state qualifier in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. Baher’s top times were 26.00 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle, 56.92 in the 100-yard freestyle and 1:04.17 in the 100-yard backstroke.

Austin Barber, a freestyler and breaststroke specialist from Hickman, Neb. Barber is a 2017 graduate of Norris High School and competed for Beatrice High School. He helped lead Beatrice to a 14th place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay at this past season’s Nebraska state meet and was a state qualifier in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard medley relay. Barber’s top times were 25.20 in the 50-yard freestyle, 54.88 in the 100-yard freestyle and 1:05.59 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Brenndan Gorski, a freestyler from Sioux City. Gorski is a 2017 graduate of Sioux City East High School. He helped lead the combined Sioux City team to a third place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay and to a 13th place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay at this past season’s Iowa state meet. Gorski finished 13th in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.27 and was a state qualifier in the 100-yard freestyle. His top times of the season were 22.16 in the 50-yard freestyle, 48.63 in the 100-yard freestyle, 1:53.38 in the 200-yard freestyle and 1:01.86 in the 100-yard backstroke.

Hunter Grieve, a freestyler from Omaha, Neb. Grieve is a 2017 graduate of Millard West High School, where he swam the second leg for a 200-yard freestyle relay team that placed seventh at this year’s Nebraska state meet. Grieve, a state qualifier in the 50-yard freestyle, had top times of 22.94 in the 50-yard freestyle and 53.11 in the 100-yard freestyle.

Josh Hale, a freestyler, breaststroke and butterfly specialist from North Little Rock, Ark. Hale is a 2017 graduate of North Little Rock High School, where he had five top 10 individual finishes at the Class 7A-6A state meet during his career. This past season he finished eighth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.17 and ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.27. He swam a split of 23.17 seconds to anchor North Little Rock to a seventh place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay and was also a state qualifier in the 200-yard medley relay. Hale’s top times for the season were 23.31 in the 50-yard freestyle, 51.03 in the 100-yard freestyle, 57.94 in the 100-yard butterfly and 1:03.72 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Hale’s highest individual finishes at the state meet came as a junior when he placed fifth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 50.37 and seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.87. He finished ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.89 as a sophomore. Hale finished 15th in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.77 and 16th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.03 as a freshman.

Emma Hansen, a freestyler from Fort Collins, Colo. Hansen is a 2017 graduate of Rocky Mountain High School and helped lead the team to a 10th place finish in this past season’s Class 5A state meet. Her top times were 26.07 in the 50-yard freestyle, 59.97 in the 100-yard freestyle and 2:12.78 in the 200-yard freestyle.

Trey Kluender, a freestyler and butterfly specialist from Schleswig, Iowa. Kluender is a 2017 graduate of Denison-Schleswig High School who competed for Carroll High School. His top times were 23.98 in the 50-yard freestyle, 53.88 in the 100-yard freestyle, 1:57.45 in the 200-yard freestyle, 5:39.02 in the 500-yard freestyle and 57.25 in the 100-yard butterfly.

Teresa Renze, a freestyler and butterfly specialist from Omaha, Neb. Renze is a 2017 graduate of Millard North High School, where she was a state qualifier in the 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard medley relay. Her top times were 1:03.33 in the 100-yard butterfly, 2:05.78 in the 200-yard freestyle, 5:48.69 in the 500-yard freestyle and 2:25.16 in the 200-yard individual medley.

Megan Ukena, a breaststroke and butterfly specialist from Manson, Iowa. Ukena is a 2017 graduate of South Central Calhoun High School and competed for Carroll High School. Her top times this past season were 1:02.99 in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:12.00 in the 100-yard breaststroke and 2:31.15 in the 200-yard individual medley.

Maureen Voller, a freestyler from Omaha, Neb. Voller is a 2017 graduate of Omaha Mercy High School and competed for BT-Concordia-Mercy-Roncalli. She was a state qualifier in the 400-yard freestyle relay and led her team with times of 2:17.42 in the 200-yard freestyle and 6:12.96 in the 500-yard freestyle.

Matt Wilkus, an individual medley and breaststroke specialist from Lawrence, Kan. Wilkus is a 2017 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, where he was a Class 6A state qualifier in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke this past season. He finished 20th in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:12.57 and 22nd in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.57.

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