Even with some swimmers feeling under the weather and exams looming, the Trailblazers performed exceedingly well at the Eagle Invitational at Zionsville High School. The boys scored points in every event for the first time!
UHS also had their first event win at this meet ever! Keegan Priest won the 100 fly. They set two school records! Keegan Priest broke Roy Raz’s 200 IM record with a time of 2:09.04. Roy Raz broke his own 50 relay split record (23.84).
At this meet, top 16 individuals scored and top 14 relays scored. The Trailblazers had ten top-8 finishes. They came from the boys 200 medley relay of Keegan Priest, Cole Reinholt, Cordell Wilson, and Austin Clark (4th), Roy Raz in the 200 and 500 frees (2nd in both), Keegan Priest in the 100 fly (1st) and 200 IM (2nd), Asher Whitcomb in the 100 fly (8th) and 100 back (5th), the 200 free relay team of Cole Reinholt, Austin Clark, Coghlin Kumler, and Roy Raz (7th), Cole Reinholt in the 100 breast (5th), and the 400 free relay team of Roy Raz, Asher Whitcomb, Austin Clark, and Keegan Priest (4th).
Other point-scoring swims were: the 200 medley relay team of Andrew Laramore, Ari Atlas, Asher Whitcomb, and Ethan Bandick (13th), Coghlin Kumler’s 50 free (15th), Cordell Wilson’s 100 fly (12th), Austin Clark’s 100 free (11th), Andrew Laramore’s 100 back (15th), Ari Atlas’s 100 breast (15th), and the boys’ 400 free relay team of Cordell Wilson, Coghlin Kumler, Ari Atlas, and Andrew Laramore (10th).
There was also an abundance of best times at this meet.
Andrew Laramore dropped a second in his 50 back split (35.31). He also dropped a whopping 5 seconds in his 100 free relay split (1:03.18).
Ari Atlas dropped .5 in his 50 breast relay split (37.62). This streak continued when he dropped another second in his 100 breast (1:22.20).
Asher Whitcomb dropped .5 in his 50 fly relay split (27.17). His fly streak continued when he dropped 3 seconds in his 100 fly (1:03.16). Asher Whitcomb finished the meet with a best 100 free relay split of 1:00.49).
Ethan Bandick dropped in his 50 relay split down to 32.23.
Roy Raz went a UHS best time of 1:49.73 in the 200 free. Roy Raz also took off just a smidge in his 50 free relay split, down to the new record of 23.84.
Jack Zhou dropped about a second in his 50 free (48.62).
Coghlin Kumler dropped a couple tenths in his 100 free (1:03.16). He also shaved off some time on his 200 free relay split (26.88).
Christian Moore dropped another 3 seconds in his 100 free (1:22.18). He also had his fastest 50 free relay split (35.75). Later, he dropped another 5 seconds in his 100 back (1:41.97).
Eli Beheler shaved off a second in his 50 free relay split (37.66).
Cordell Wilson led off the 400 free relay with a personal best flat start by 1 second (1:02.86).
Many Trailblazers also swam events for the first time.
Ari Atlas swam the 200 free for the first time! His time of 2:27.06 put both of him as 7th in UHS history in the event.
Keegan Priest swam the 200 IM for UHS for the first time. It obviously went well since he sent the new record and raced the whole way.
Coghlin Kumler and Andrew Laramore swam the individual 50 for the first time, going times of 27.13 and 28.07 respectively.
Ethan Bandick and Eli Beheler swam the 500 free for the first time, going times of 8:32.42 and 8:18.59. Both report that it was ‘not as bad as [they] thought it would be.’
Andrew Laramore and Asher Whitcomb swam the 100 back for UHS for the first time, going 1:22.34 and 1:09.11 respectively.
Zac Schneider swam the 100 breast for the first time with a final time of 2:17.07.
Coghlin Kumler swam on a 400 free relay for the first time and split 1:03.06!
The Trailblazers next competition will be the PAAC meet at Ball State University on Saturday, January 5th.