APPLETON, Wis.—The M&M Stingrays swim team took 19 swimmers to the annual Fox Cities YMCA Bird Bath meet at Erb Park on the weekend of July 9 and came away with 29 top-16 finishes.

Competing against a field of 800 swimmers Sadie Betziner led the way with USA State cut times in the 50 freestyle (32.29), 200 individual medley (2:50.54) and 200 fly (2:56.54). Her performance qualified her for the state meet and Tylee Buscher will join her after taking home fifth place in the 50 free (31.31).

Eight Stingrays shaved times off each event they competed. Betzinger took off a whopping 47 seconds from her time in the IM, while Bennett Baffer trimmed seven seconds from her time in the 200 freestyle, finishing 19th overall with a swim of 2:46.07.

Sophie Sipple clipped 24 seconds from her 100 breaststroke, finishing with a time of 2:04.74, while Daniel Possi knocked 45 seconds off his 100 breaststroke, swimming the event in 2:07.94.

Coach Lenny Sipple said that he was over the moon at how well the swimmers did and the team did far beyond what he expected them to do at such a large meet. He said that the success was due to their hard work in the pool at practice.

Betzinger and Buscher will travel to Brown Deer, Wis. for the YMCA State Championships beginning July 23.

Girls results:

Tegan Athey (12)—28. 100 back, 1:46.17

Be. Baffer (13)—5. 200 back, 2:53.65; 6. 100 fly, 1:15.42; 6. 200 free, 2:29.50

Bowen Baffer (7)—8. 100 free, 2:11.34; 10. 50 free, 52.84

Zetta Bennett (11)—21. 100 breast, 1:56.60

Betzinger (11)—1. 50 back, 35.31; 1. 200 fly, 2:56.60; 1. 200 IM, 2:50.54; 4. 50 fly, 35.18; 10. 50 free, 32.29

Buscher (12)—5. 50 free, 31.31; 8. 50 breast, 42.24

Harmony Denzin (10)—38. 100 back, 2:19.86

Annabelle Neumeier (16)—11. 100 back, 1:21.73

Irene Neumeier (13)—13. 50 back, 39.91

Marin Park (16)—6. 100 back, 1:17.52

Elizabeth Possi (6)—8. 50 back, 1:07.64

Sipple (10)—14. 100 breast, 2:07.74

Boys results:

Marshall Bennett (15)—7. 200 breast, 3:02.54

Ethan Cook (9)—8. 50 back, 52.71; 9. 100 back, 1:56.59

Giacomo Pogliani (12)—24. 50 fly, 56.97

Tommaso Pogliani (14)—13. 100 back, 1:27.51

Possi (9)—6. 100 breast, 2:07.94.