In a tough and long meet, the Trailblazers came in 7th place at Brebeuf’s Schools With No Pools invitational. The team had the privilege of honoring their 5 seniors at this meet: Max Ammerman, Zachary Daniels, Brody Davison, Charles Earle, and Ian Weiker.
The relay team of Earle, Cole Reinholt, Davison, and Cordell Wilson earned the team’s first points of the evening when they came in 5th place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:59.17. This team of four reunited at the end of the meet in the 400 freestyle relay to achieve a new team record of 4:05.35 and 6th place. Additionally, these four swimmers picked up all of the teams’ individual points for the evening.
Wilson and Davison both scored in the 200 freestyle, in which Wilson dropped 5 seconds to come in 11th place (2:20.64) while Davison finished 3rd (1:56.72). Earle and Reinholt took care of the 200 IM in which both achieved best times; Earle dropped 6 seconds for 12th place (1:34.88) while Reinholt shaved off .13 for 10th (1:32.24). Davison was also responsible for points in the 500 freestyle (2nd place: 5:18.74). Earle came in 9th in 100 backstroke when he dropped 2 seconds down to a 1:10.32. Reinholt rounded out the boys’ individual points of the evening when he came in 7th in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.69).
Though others may not have scored points, there were fantastic swims in every event. Ammerman went best times in the 50 free (30.81) and 100 free (1:11.82). Fellow senior Weiker dropped time in the 50 free (36.08), 100 backstroke (1:42.06), and a best split in the 200 free relay (37.40). Sophomore Christian Moore set personal records in the 100 freestyle (1:41.92) and 100 backstroke (2:04.38). Wilson dropped 18 seconds in the 500 freestyle (6:33.86), just missing a scoring place. Finally, senior Daniels went a best time in the 100 breaststroke (1:36.87).
The TrailBlazers’ final competition will be the swimming sectional meet. Preliminaries will be held on February 16th at 6:00 PM, and finals are on February 18th at 1:00 PM. Both meets will be held at Lawrence North.