For the first time, the Trailblazer men had at least two swimmers entered in every event at the Clinton Central Invite and scored in every event.
Event wins came from the 200 medley relay team of Keegan Priest, Cole Reinholt, Asher Whitcomb, and Hayden Suarez-Davis (1:50.51), Roy Raz in the 200 free (1:52.54) and 500 free (5:05.90), Keegan Priest in the 100 back (57.34), and Cole Reinholt in the 100 breast (1:10.79).
Since the top 4 relays and 6 individuals earned points, here is who else earned points for UHS: Cole Reinholt in the 200 IM (3rd- 2:26.48); Asher Whitcomb in the 200 IM (6th- 2:33.34) and 100 fly (6th- 1:06.18); Hayden Suarez-Davis in the 50 free (4th- 25.10); Keegan Priest in the 100 fly (2nd- 55.77); Austin Clark in the 100 free (5th- 1:00.78); the 200 free relay team of Cole Reinholt, Hayden Suarez-Davis, Austin Clark, and Roy Raz (3rd- 1:42.31); and the 400 free relay team of Roy Raz, Austin Clark, Asher Whitcomb, and Keegan Priest (2nd- 4:05.35).
We had another school record set! Roy broke his own 50 free relay split record. It is now set at 23.89.
We had some very exciting and very close races at this meet. Cole Reinholt’s 200 IM was back and forth the whole time. Keegan Priest’s 100 fly was a nail-biter– the swimmer he races for first against had just set their school record earlier that week and reset it again. Ari Atlas’s last bit of his 100 free was really tight, as was his 100 breast.
We also had plenty of best times at this meet!
First, in the 200 medley relay, Gordon Bradley led off with a best 50 back split of 40.52. A couple of lanes over and seconds later, Asher Whitcomb went a best 50 fly split of 27.95.
Not much later, Asher Whitcomb dropped four seconds in his 200 IM for a time of 2:33.34.
Ethan Bandick shaved a tiny bit off of his 50 free, going 32.44 respectively.
With a front-half-heavy meet, Asher Whitcomb again dropped about a second in his 100 fly (1:06.18).
Not much later, Ari Atlas dropped 3 seconds in his 100 free (1:04.62) and Joe Zhou dropped in his as well (1:45.05)!
Christian Moore dropped an incredible 46 seconds in his 500 free for a sub-9:00 time of 8:59.25. For some perspective, Christian took out this swim about the same time that he went in his 100 at this meet last year. His split for his first 200 was only 5 seconds off of his best time.
Gordon Bradley also dropped 4.5 seconds in his 100 back for a time of 1:32.33 while Christian Moore conquered a post-500 backstroke with a best time of 1:46.94.
In the last event of the day, Roy Raz took out the 400 free relay with a best 100 free flat start of 51.99 while Asher Whitcomb had his best 100 free relay split of 1:00.54.
We also had a green swim today! Eli Beheler swam the 200 free for the first time with a time of 3:16.59.
We had season bests from Cole Reinholt (200 IM) and Keegan Priest (100 fly and 100 back).
The Trailblazers will compete next on Saturday, December 15th at the Zionsville Invitational.