Final Scores: MEN (1st)- UHS- 75, NCHS- 60, MB- 45
The Trailblazers won Saturday’s meet against Muncie Burris and New Castle.
The boys won six events. Event winners were Keegan Priest (100 fly, 100 back, 200 MR, 400 FR), Cole Reinholt (100 breast, 200 MR, 400 FR), Cordell Wilson (200 MR, 400 FR), Hayden Suarez-Davis (200 MR, 200 FR), Austin Clark (200 FR, 400 FR), Asher Whitcomb (200 FR), and Coghlin Kumler (200 FR).
Additionally, the Trailblazers had multiple 2nd and 3rd place finishes: the boys’ 200 Medley Relay B Team came in 2nd (Andrew Laramore, Ari Atlas, Asher Whitcomb, and Coghlin Kumler). Individually, Asher Whitcomb placed 2nd in the 200 free, Austin Clark was 2nd in the 50 free and 3rd in the 100 free, and Cordell Wilson placed 2nd in the 100 fly.
We had some awesome fights to the finish during this meet: Andrew Laramore in his 200 free, Coghlin Kumler in his 100 free, and Ari Atlas in his 100 breast. All of these races were decided by less than a second.
We also had a bunch of ‘green,’ or first time, swims: Andrew Laramore led off a 200 medley relay with backstroke and swam the 500; Asher Whitcomb swam the 200 and 500 frees; Coghlin Kumler finished a 200 IM; and Ethan and Gordon swam the 100 free for the first time.
The following swims were best times:
Austin Clark shaved off a portion of a second in his 50 free (26.28) and had a best 100 free flat start (59.50).
Christian Moore dropped more than three seconds in his 50 free (35.21) and in his 100 free (1:25.28). He also had a best 50 free relay split (36.78).
Zac Schneider dropped his 50 free just a smidge (39.62) and made his individual 100 free time an impressive 18 seconds faster than what he ended last season with (1:32.24).
Jack Zhou dropped a couple of seconds in his 50 free (49.63) .
Coghlin Kumler dropped almost three seconds in his 100 free (1:03.48).
Cordell Wilson dropped about three seconds in his 100 back (1:12.73).
The 400 free relays led to a best split for Gordon (1:20.54).
Combined with the girls’ score, University won the entire meet.
COMBINED SCORE (1st)- UHS- 136, MB- 127, NCHS- 100