Killer Whales earn medals in Waunakee

MARQUETTE – Colin Vanderschaaf, 9, won the 50-yard freestyle and breaststroke races at the Waunakee, Wisconsin, Summer Sprints meet July 9.

He covered the distance in 33.55 and 43.79 seconds, respectively. The YMCA of Marquette swimmer also placed second in the 50 backstroke (39.66) and third in the 100 IM (1:25.66). Twin brother Carson earned second in the 50 breaststroke (48.48), while Erin Vanderschaaf, 10, captured second in the girls 10 & under 50 breaststroke with a 41.00 swim.

At the Fox Cities Bird Bath Long Course invitational, Killer Whale swimmer Sam Williams, 16 won gold in the open 50-meter breaststroke with a 32.43 clocking. Long course meets are competed in 50-meter pools in lieu of the more common 25-yard venues. The Appleton event took place July 11-13.

Williams also placed third in the open 400 IM (5:19.51), the 200 butterfly (2:27.47) and the 200 breaststroke (2:44.46).

Cody Kayser, 21, grabbed silver in the 200 butterfly in Appleton with a 2:25.75 swim. Also earning a top three finish at the Bird Bath was Vanderschaaf. She won bronze in the 400 freestyle (6:04.40).

The YMCA Killer Whales next compete at the YMCA National Championships July 28-Aug. 1 at Indianapolis.

Williams, along with teammate Nathan Rotundo, 17, will be racing the 50-, 100- and 200-meter breaststroke races.

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Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251.