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Panthers swimmers head to 5A state
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Matt Huslig

TOPEKA — Two-time Western Athletic Conference champion Matthew Huslig will join two relay teams for the 5-1A state swimming championships Friday and Saturday. 

Great Bend’s swimmers finished runner-up with 332 points behind team champion Garden City (399) at the Western Athletic Conference swimming championship at Garden City.

*First-place WAC champion Matt Huslig has posted the seventh-fastest time in the 200 freestyle (1:52.39) and the 18th-fastest time in the 500 freestyle (5:20.82).

*The WAC runner-up 200-yard medley relay of Tyler Stein, Ellis Long, Allen To and Jacob Kennedy own the 16th-fastest time (1:52.24).

*The WAC runner-up 200-yard freestyle relay of Brody Feist, Allen To, Daniel Abbott and Matthew Huslig sport the 22nd-fastest time (1:38.64). 

*The WAC runner-up 400 freestyle relay owns the 22nd-fastest time (3:43.73) with Brody Feist, Daniel Abbott, Tyler Stein and Matthew Huslig competing. 

5-1A STATE SWIMMING

GREAT BEND QUALIFIERS

100 backstroke—10TH—Tyler Stein, 59.02

200 freestyle—7TH—Matthew Huslig, 1:52.39

500 freestyle—18TH—Matthew Huslig, 5:20.82

200 medley relay—16TH—Great Bend, 1:52.24 (Tyler Stein, Ellis Long, Allen To, Jacob Kennedy)

200 freestyle relay—22ND—Great Bend, 1:38.64 (Brody Feist, Allen To, Daniel Abbott, Matthew Huslig)

400 freestyle relay—22ND—Great Bend, 3:43.73 (Brody Feist, Daniel Abbott, Tyler Stein, Matthew Huslig)