The Whippet Swimmers had a strong showing at the Sectional Meet in Baraboo on Saturday, February 15, with Jack Mayer leading the way qualifying for the State meet on Friday, February 21 in both the 50 and 100 Freestyle. Jack broke the school record in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 22.23 and followed that up with a lifetime best time in the 100 Freestyle with a 48.73. Both of these swims were Top 10 times. Jack will compete at State on Friday, February 21.
In addition to Jack’s races, the team posted 13 best times, 11 top sixteen finishes, and 5 top 10 times! Our relays did very well. The 200 Medley Relay team of Jon Chan, Keith Cameron, Antonio Aranda, and Tyler Arnett dropped 5 seconds off their seed time to score points for the team. Our 200 Freestyle Relay of Devin Bazeley, Shawn Chan, Jon Chan, and Jack Mayer finished in 9th place with a new best time. Our 400 Freestyle Relay of Devin Bazeley, Shawn Chan, Tyler Arnett, and Jack Mayer also posted a best time dropping 3 seconds with their 8th place finish.
In individual events, Jonathan Manriquez posted his best time in the 200 Freestyle dropping 7 seconds and also swam his best 100 on the first 100 of that race. Tyler Arnett continued to swim strong in both the 200 Freestyle and 500 Freestyle events, swimming right on his best times. Tyler placed 13th in the 500 Freestyle scoring points for the team.
Tony Aranda had a solid 200 Freestyle, but really stepped it up in the 500 Freestyle with an 11 second drop. Wyatt Anderson had a strong meet with his 13th place finish in the 200 Individual Medley which scored points for the team and had a 6 second drop in the 100 Breaststroke.
Devin Bazeley continued to impress with two lifetime best times. Devin finished in 8th place in the 200 Individual Medley and dropped another second off his time and finished in 9th place in the 100 Butterfly with a new best time. Devin posted three times to the Top 10 All Time list with his lead off swim in the 200 Freestyle along with his two individual swims.
Keith Cameron had an impressive meet with a new best time in both his relay split and 50 Freestyle and swam right on his best time in the 100 Breaststroke. Shawn Chan posted a best time in the 100 Butterfly and went right on his best time in 50 Freestyle. Jon Chan swam a very nice 100 Butterfly dropping over a second off his time. Jovany Manriquez had a strong 100 Butterfly and posted his best 50 on the lead off of that swim.
It will be interesting to see what these boys can do next year!
Article and Photo Courtesy of Coach Gina Foucault