Boys Varsity Swimming · Boys Varsity Swimming finishes 6th place at Meet @ High-Blue Community center

  Place Points
Blue Springs South High School 1st 438
Belton High School 2nd 256
Truman High School 3rd 157
Smithville High School 4th 134
Pembroke Hill School 5th 46
William Chrisman High School 6th 28
Van Horn High School 7th 0

William Chrisman foreign exchange student excels in the pool and nearly qualifies for state in his first competition.
Daniel Kuropka, an AFS student from Slovakia, swam two events last night in Belton for his new school, William Chrisman. In his first event, the 200 Individual Medley, he swam a time of 2:07.85 missing the state automatic standard of 2:06.09. Later in the afternoon, Kuropka swam the 100 Butterfly, also nearly qualifying with a time of :57.12, missing state by less than a second. Coach Trevor Tomney was encouraged to see Daniel swim his first meet and was quoted as saying “Daniel hasn’t been swimming competitively for three years, so there’s no telling what this season holds for him!” If things go well, the “Slovakian Express” might be headed to St. Peters in November to represent the Bears at the MSHAA state competition. The next meet for Chrisman is Wednesday, Sep. 6 at the Henley Aquatic Center at 4:00 PM.