For the first time in history, the Trailblazers were determined to be the champions of the Pioneer conference.
The boys won 8 out of 11 swimming events throughout the meet. Champion titles were earned by the 200 medley relay team of Keegan Priest, Cole Reinholt, Cordell Wilson, and Hayden Suarez-Davis; Cole Reinholt in the 200 IM and 100 breast; Hayden Suarez-Davis in the 50 free; Keegan Priest in the 100 fly and 100 back; the 200 free relay team of Hayden Suarez-Davi, Asher Whitcomb, Cordell Wilson, and Austin Clark; and the 400 free relay team of Asher Whitcomb, Austin Clark, Cole Reinholt, and Keegan Priest.
UHS now holds PAAC records in 5 events. 4 of those records were set today. Priest, Reinholt, Wilson, and Suarez-Davis beat the 200 medley relay record (now 1:52.08). Priest also broke his own records in the 100 fly (55.63) and 100 back (57.27). Additionally, Reinholt broke his own record in the 100 breast (1:10.17). The fifth record is the 500 free, which is still held by Brody Davison ’17.
Every swimmer on the team scored in at least one event. Additionally, there were plenty of best times!
Ari Atlas dropped half a second in his 50 breast split (37.38).
Wilson dropped a second in his 200 free.
Christian Moore dropped an impressive 12 seconds in his 200 free (3:05.83)!
Clark dropped .2 in his 100 free in a great race (59.31).
Eli Beheler destroyed his 500 free, dropping 35 seconds (7:43.61).
The 200 free relays led to best splits from Atlas (-.2, 27.70), Ethan Bandick (-2.5, 29.65), Gordon Bradley (-.5, 32.7), Coghlin Kumler (-.3, 26.57), and Whitcomb (-.4, 26.29).
Atlas was a second and a half faster than his best 100 free relay split (1:05.13).
Bradley wrecked his previous best 100 relay split by seven seconds (1:13.52).
There were also a couple of swimmers who swam events for the first time! Andrew Laramore swam the 200 IM for the first time (2:47.81). Since Whitcomb led off the 400 free relay, he also has his first 100 free flat start in the books (1:01.81). Kumler swam the 500 for the first time! He went a 6:40.82, and he took some great risks during his race. He did a great job of pacing off of the guy next to him and then staying in the race even when it looked like he was alone.
The Trailblazers will compete next at the Schools with No Pools Invitational hosted by Brebeuf at the IUPUI Natatorium on January 22nd.