By Brennan Stebbins (For OzarksSportsZone.com)
JOPLIN, Mo. – It was Rogersville’s show on Thursday afternoon.
The Wildcats won four events, including two relays, in action at the Joplin duals at Missouri Southern. Cabrini Johnson had a hand in all four of the wins.
Logan-Rogersville opened the meet with a first-place finish in the 200-meter medley relay as Emily Floyd, Johnson, Elise Evans and Reagan DiTrolio turned in a time of 2:18.69, finishing nearly seven seconds ahead of the competition.
Johnson followed that up by winning the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 2:17.32, finishing 17 seconds ahead of everyone else.
In the 200-meter freestyle relay it was Evans, Floyd, Madilyn Lady and Johnson winning with a time of 2:03.80.
Johnson then capped her banner day with a first-place finish in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:14.57.
“Logan-Rogersville has a handful that have already made the state time and their relays are really good,” Joplin coach Ali Stauffer said. “Just seeing them and being able to swim against them down here is pretty fun in a different environment than Springfield.”
Nixa was the only other school to win multiple events. The Eagles dominated the 50-meter freestyle with Olivia Stoneman taking first in 29.05 seconds, Ellie Turnbull following in second and Heidi Glintborg placing fifth.
Stoneman added a first-place finish in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:50.71, while Glintborg placed fourth and Brianna Connell finished sixth.
The top six finishers scored points.
Central’s Hailey Richards won the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 2:38.01.
Lamar’s Meghan Watson won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:12.00.
Kickapoo’s Emilie St. George finished the 100 freestyle in 1:05.47 for first place.
Joplin’s Brenna Jones won the 100 breaststroke in 1:25.63.
Carl Junction’s relay of Tyne Holt, Corinne Miller, Audrey Garoutte and Sophia Hensley finished in 4:52.73 for first.
Other scoring results
Carl Junction led the meet with 11 finishers in the top six. The Bulldogs earned third in the 200 medley relay with Carsyn Smith, Holt, Garoutte and Mayson Montez swimming. Hensley took second in the 200 freestyle. Smith was third in the 200 IM and Garoutte was fifth. Hensley earned third in the 100 butterfly and Smith followed in fifth. Holt was second in the 400 free. Smith, LaRae Fifer, Miller and Hensley placed third in the 200 freestyle relay. Holt was third in the 100 backstroke.
Central, Joplin and Kickapoo each had 10 finishers in the top six.
Central was second in the 200 medley relay with Hailey Richards, Katie Lu, Emma Haugland-Mackey and Madison Dimmick swimming. Ashlie German earned second in the 200 IM. Richards placed second in the 100 freestyle and German finished sixth. Central was second in the 200 free relay with Dimmick, Richards, Haugland-Mackey and Lu swimming. Lu placed second in the 100 breaststroke and Haugland-Mackey finished fourth. Central took fourth in the 400 free relay with Rachael Doel, Stella Riddle, Caroline Daccache and Kylie Hampton.
Joplin was fourth in the 200 medley relay with Hannah Ewert, Brenna Jones, Grace Hughes and Savannah Goad swimming. Mara Anslem was fourth in the 200 freestyle, Hughes was fifth and Ewert placed sixth. Ava Perrin finished sixth in the 200 IM. Jones finished second in the 100 butterfly and Hughes was fourth. Anselm earned sixth in the 100 backstroke. The Eagles placed second in the 400 freestyle relay with Anselm, Ewert, Hughes and Jones.
“I had quite a few girls cut time today and then others are right around their bests,” Stauffer said. “Our relays are doing pretty well. A little bit more work … I’m excited to see where these girls are at in a couple weeks because I know they’ve been working hard.”
Kickapoo placed fifth in the 200 medley relay with Ellie Alberty, Paige Lenahan, Sally Cybulski and Taylor Lowry swimming. Cybulski finished third in the 200 freestyle. St. George earned fourth place in the 50 freestyle and Lilly Doss took sixth. Cybulski placed sixth in the 100 butterfly. Kaitlyn Holland earned fourth in the 100 freestyle. Chloe Bowen finished fifth in the 100 backstroke. Lenahan finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke.
Nixa had seven other swimmers place in the top six. Sloane Lawson finished fourth in the 200 IM. Turnbull was second and Glintborg fifth in the 50 freestyle. Sara Baxter placed fifth in the 100 freestyle. Glintborg was fourth and Connell sixth in the 400 freestyle. Turnbull placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke.
Lamar finished sixth in the 200 medley relay with Emma Tennal, Haily Born, Meghan Watson and Abby Kluhsman swimming. The Tigers were fifth in the 200 freestyle relay, with Emma Tennal, Abby Kluhsman, Haily Born and Meghan Watson. Watson earned second place in the 100 backstroke. Born, Sam Capehart, Cher McCall and Nevaeh Jones finished fifth in the 400 freestyle relay.
For Thomas Jefferson, Caroline Martucci earned third place in the 50 freestyle. Martucci also placed fifth in the 400 freestyle.
Logan-Rogersville’s Elise Evans finished third in the 100 freestyle. Evans added a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle, as well. The Wildcats placed sixth in the 200 freestyle relay with Kit McMahan, Brenna Vinson, Angela Slayden and DiTrolio swimming. Emily Floyd also placed fourth in the 100 backstroke.
Nevada’s lone top-six finish came in the 200 freestyle relay, where Amara Pippin, Hallie Short, Alyssa Wilson and Brynn Wolfe placed fourth.