Ring takes two golds at Missoula swim meet

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Preston Ring continued his excellent season with a pair of firsts at the Missoula Invite on Jan. 19.

Ring won the 50 freestyle (22.03) and 100 freestyle (47.98) at the meet, which featured top competitors from Class AA and A schools.

Logan Botner was the team’s other individual placer, finishing sixth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.56).

The boys 400 freestyle relay also took fifth (3:49.66).

On the girls side, Ada Qunell took first in the 200 freestyle (2:01.37) and second in the 100 butterfly (1:03.10).

Annie Sullivan took third in the 500 freestyle (5:43.17), while Nia Hanson took fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:10.74) and sixth in the 500 freestyle (6:03.80).

Helena Kunz took fifth in the 50 freestyle (27.04) as well.

The girls finished fifth in the team standings while the Whitefish boys were ninth.

The team has this weekend off before heading to Bozeman for the all-class state swim meet on Feb. 8-9. Last season both the boys and girls took second overall at the meet.

2019 Missoula Invitational

Saturday’s Results

Girls

Team Totals

1, Missoula Hellgate, 511. 2, Missoula Sentinel, 382. 3, Capital High School, 216. 4, Hardin High School, 193.5. 5, Whitefish High School, 177. 6, Missoula Big Sky/Loyola, 158. 6, Butte High School, 158. 8, Helena High School, 57. 9, Havre High School, 40.5. 10, Columbia Falls High, 24. 11, Glacier High School, 22. 12, Flathead High School, 6.

Events

200 Yard Medley Relay — 7, Whitefish High School ‘A’ 2:10.87.

200 Yard Freestyle — 1, Qunell, Ada, Whitefish High, 2:01.37. 4, Kunz, Helena, Whitefish High, 2:08.47. 6, Sullivan, Annie M, Whitefish High, 2:08.82.

50 Yard Freestyle — 5, Kunz, Helena, Whitefish High, 27.04.

100 Yard Butterfly — 2, Qunell, Ada, Whitefish High, 1:03.10. 4, Hanson, Nia, Whitefish High, 1:10.74.

500 Yard Freestyle — 3, Sullivan, Annie M, Whitefish High, 5:43.17. 6, Hanson, Nia, Whitefish High, 6:03.80.

400 Yard Freestyle Relay — 6, Whitefish High School ‘A’ 4:15.56.

Boys

Team Totals

1, Missoula Hellgate, 461. 2, Missoula Sentinel, 307. 3, Helena High School, 209. 4, Capital High School, 184. 5, Havre High School, 172. 6, Butte High School, 141. 7, Hardin High School, 140. 8, Columbia Falls High, 125. 9, Whitefish High School, 97. 10, Glacier High School, 25. 11, Missoula Big Sky/Loyola, 23. 12, Flathead High School, 1.

Events

50 Yard Freestyle — 1, Ring, Preston, Whitefish High, 22.03.

100 Yard Butterfly — 6, Botner, Logan, Whitefish High, 1:01.56.

100 Yard Freestyle — 1, Ring, Preston, Whitefish High, 47.98.

200 Yard Freestyle Relay — 9, Whitefish High School ‘A’ 1:44.62.

400 Yard Freestyle Relay — 5, Whitefish High School ‘A’ 3:49.66.

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