On Thursday, June 26, the Batesville Stingrays traveled to Hidden Valley to win their final dual meet of the season. Several swimmers earned personal best times at least 10 seconds faster than their previous attempts.
These swimmers include Rachel Lamping, 25-meter backstroke; Marisa Fullenkamp, Emma Geis, Nathan Hurm and Rachael Kuntz, 50-meter freestyle; Brian Doherty, Gigi Dreyer, Lydia Gigrich, Ella Gutzwiller and Nathan Hall, 100-meter freestyle; Nathaniel Geis, Elizabeth Mullen and Allison Storms, 100-meter individual medley.
Also, Ryan Geis, 25 free; 100 breaststroke, 100 back and 100 butterfly; Jonathan Kunkel, 200 free, 100 back and 100 free; Emiliano Lopez, 25 free, 25 back and 50 free; Adam Mullen, 50 free, 100 free and 100 IM; Roman Raab, 25 breast and 25 back; and Quinn Rasnick, 50 breast and 100 free.
In the middle of the meet, excitement broke out when Nick Goepper, freeskiing gold, silver and bronze medalist from Lawrenceburg, made a personal appearance and graciously posed for photos with his fans.
On Monday, June 30, the Stingrays competed among themselves in an intrasquad meet. Several swimmers placed in the top three in all of their events: Cody Engstrom, Jenna Ertel, Nathaniel Geis, Emily Gutzwiller, Rachael Kuntz, Eli Lamping, Emiliano Lopez, Maria Lopez, Drake Main, Elliot Main, Kegan Main, Adam Mullen, Roman Raab, Quinn Rasnick, Allison Storms, Caroline Storms, Justin Weberding and Iza Wonnell.
A few guest swimmers competed in the meet. The Stingrays’ coaches made a respectable showing in the 100 medley relay and 100 free relay. Former Batesville swimming standout Bryce Timonera easily swept first place as a solo act in those same events.
The Stingrays’ season will end Tuesday, July 8, as swimmers participate in their conference meet at Greensburg High School.