The Trailblazers finished second at the Clinton Central Invitational.
Keegan Priest was our only swimmer to win an event with his 100 back (58.41).
Other scoring swims came from Cordell Wilson (3rd- 200 free, 2nd- 100 fly), Keegan Priest (2nd- 200 IM), Austin Clark (5th- 50 free, 4th- 100 breast), Andrew Laramore (4th- 100 fly and 500 free), Foster Wilson (6th- 500 free), and Gordon Bradley (4th- 100 back). All of the relays scored as well!
Additionally, we had some “green swims”– where people swam an event for UHS for the first time. Colin Freeman swam his first 200 free (3:10.49), and his 100 free was also his first one from a flat start (1:20.15). Foster Wilson swam the 200 IM– the most technically challenging event and went 3:21.75. His 500 free was also the first time he raced it, and he was fairly strategic to go a 7:23.24. Andrew Laramore’s 4th place 100 fly was his first for UHS! (1:19.86). Charlie Dahle pulled a legal 100 breast to go 1:53.63.
We also had some best times this meet. Cordell Wilson dropped 3 seconds in his 200 free (2:13.25) and looked strong doing it! Mitchell Wray dropped about a second in his 50 free (35.76) and a whopping 14 seconds in his 100 free down to a very respectable 1:22.44. Gordon Bradley and Charlie Dahle had a very entertaining 100 free to watch since they have very different swimming styles. Gordon Bradley has not swum it as an individual event in a while, so his 1:08.92 was technically an eleven-second drop. Charlie Dahle dropped over 3 seconds down to 1:09.02. Charlie Dahle also dropped in his 50 free relay split (31.04). Austin Clark dropped over 8 seconds in his 100 breast to go 1:16.50.
We also had improvement-over-seed/season-bests the 100 back! Keegan Priest and Gordon Bradley swam their 100 backs faster this week than they did last week.
The final relay was a back and forth, but while the Trailblazers were 4th going into the final leg, they ended up coming in third.