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Girls Swim and Dive State Champions

Girls Swim and Dive State Champions in white text on a blue background

Congratulations to the Park Hill South Girls Swim and Dive Team. Not only did they have an undefeated varsity season, they also won the State Championship! The Panthers are the first Kansas City school to win State since 2009. The team came away with 23 total All-State Performances and eight All-State Honorable Mentions, plus the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Freestyle Relay made the cut for All-American Consideration! 

Additional State highlights:
  • First team to score overall 300 points since 2008
  • Largest point differential between first and second place since 2004
All-State Performances:
  • 200 Medley Relay: Lizzie Landuyt, Alyssa Gordon, Molly Henry and Charlotte Sander placed first, set a school record and made an All-American Consideration cut.
  • 200 Free Relay: Elisa DeCaro, Alyssa Gordon, Charlotte Sander and Natalie Dunaway also placed first, set a school record and made an All-American consideration cut.
  • 400 Free Relay: Elisa DeCaro, Molly Henry, Lizzie Landuyt and Natalie Dunaway placed second
  • 200 Freestyle: Lizzie Landuyt, seventh place
  • 200 IM: Alyssa Gordon, tied for fourth place
  • 50 Freestyle: Natalie Dunaway, third place and Charlotte Sander, fifth place
  • Diving: Megan Wells, second place and Aniya Clemons, third place
  • 100 Butterfly: Molly Henry, fifth place
  • 100 Freestyle: Natalie Dunaway, fifth place
  • 100 Backstroke: Lizzie Landuyt, third place and Molly Henry, eighth place
  • 100 Breaststroke: Alyssa Gordon, second place
All-State Honor Mentions:
  • 200 Freestyle: Brooke Nichols, 15th place and McKelvey McDaniel, 16th place
  • 50 Freestyle: Elisa DeCaro 13th
  • Diving: Molly Toohig, ninth place
  • 100 Butterfly: Bella Knittig, 16th place
  • 100 Freestyle: Charlotte Sander 10th place and Elisa DeCaro 16th place
  • 500 Freestyle: Zella Berberich, 14th place

The team is coached by Tim Busenhart.

*Includes all dual meets, invitationals, Conference and State.

Group photo of PHS's Girls Swim and Dive team

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