Keegan Priest is the first University student to qualify to compete in the state tournament for swimming. As a single class sport, this is no small feat. University was the smallest school represented at Friday night’s competition, with most schools having populations well over 1,000 students. But despite being the smallest school on deck, University had a not-insignificant fan section at the competition. Many University students chose to prioritize supporting one teammate over going to a school formal.
Priest qualified to swim the 100 fly and 100 back. He had an excellent start to the meet with a strong 100 fly. His time of 52.54 was a bit slower than his finals time at sectionals but still his second-best time ever. He came in 29th in this event. Priest’s next event was the 100 back, and he dropped .1 to go 52.93 and place 23rd. Of course, this means that he set a new school record along the way!
With those swims completed, University’s swim season has concluded.