Stingrays Liz Sulser

Ste. Genevieve’s Liz Sulser competed in one of her events Saturday morning in the Southeast Missouri Swimming Conference Championships. Sulser scored a team-high 66.5 points to help the Stingrays finish the meet in fifth place. (Photo courtesy of Nichole Weibrecht)

Ste. Genevieve finished its regular season slate with another record for the program on Saturday.

Several Stingrays posted multiple top finishes at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Pool, and Ste. Genevieve took fifth place in the 10-team Southeast Missouri Swimming Conference [SMSC] Championships with 1,103.5 points.

The event proved to be a test of endurance for all of the teams as the younger swimmers competed in the morning, while the older participants swam in the afternoon.

River City Aquatics [RCA] capitalized on its numbers and scored 6,419 points to win the meet. Kennett was second at 5,079. Farmington and Poplar Bluff finished third and fourth respectively at 1,510.5 and 1,470 points.

Perryville claimed sixth at 876.5. Scott City (850), Blytheville (546.5), Charleston (343) and Dyersburg (335) rounded out the team standings. ...

The event did mark an improvement in points and place from last year’s conference championships for the Stingrays. Ste. Genevieve was eighth with 530 points in the 2018 SMSC championship meet. In regard to the program’s single-meet points record, the previous standard of 766 points was set at Farmington on June 29.

Individually Liz Sulser finished as the Stingrays’ points leader at 66.5. Matt Hoog added 58 points, Addison Weibrecht scored 56, and Hailey Weibrecht and Will Shuffler both had 55. Brooklyn Weibrecht notched 42 points, Riley Brown recorded 39, while Truett Borcherding and Ava Kavaliauskas both scored 38.

Dominic Mooney finished the day with 33 points, Josie Geisner posted 30, and Colton Roth and Cole Crocker finished with 29 and 20 points respectively.

See complete story in the July 24 edition of the Herald.