Boys swim and dive continues to stay at the top despite facing off against two strong teams

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The boys swim and dive team has continued to stay strong throughout the second meet of the season. Last night, the team beat East Kentwood 106-77 and Grand Rapids Union 120-48 at East Kentwood.

Junior Reed Dixon and seniors Gavin Cai, Ben Rogala, and Isaac Stewart started off the meet with the 200-yard medley relay where they took first place by over six seconds ending with a final time of 1:44.43. Later during event nine, the boys took first place again in the 200-yard free relay. Freshman Lucas Witham, sophomores Sam Grant and Nolan Breckon, and Gavin Cai were able to end with a very solid time of 1:39.49.

“I think that our team did really well last night with multiple people consistently winning their events and then contributing to winning relays as well for the team,” Lucas said.

The meet continued on into the individual events where Lucas Witham had an outstanding time of 1:55.15 in the 200-yard free which earned him a well-deserved first-place finish. Later on, Lucas took on the very rigorous 500-yard free during event ten. He swam like a pro and was able to earn himself the first-place spot with a time of 5:23.89.

“Although my times weren’t my personal bests they got the job done and got the points for my team,” Lucas said. “My goals for the next meet would probably be to get closer to my personal bests in my 200 and 500 free and to do my best to get as many points as possible for my team in those individual races.”

Ben Rogala and Reed Dixon both continued to have a very good night. Reed took first place in the 100-yard back with a final time of 58.74. Ben was able to secure first place in the 50-yard free where he earned a time of 22.58 seconds followed by Isaac Stewart who finished second with 23.66 seconds. Later in the meet ben placed first place again this time in the 100-yard free with a final score of 50.49 seconds.

“My races went really well I did way better than I thought I was going to do,” Ben said. “Next week is Jenison and after looking at their most recent times, I am aiming for going faster than I did yesterday.”

After an incredible start to the season, the boys look forward to their next meet which will be on Tuesday, December 13, at Jenison High School at 6:00 pm.