Boys swim and dive takes their first loss of the season

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The boys swim and dive team took on the Jenison Wildcats last night at Jenison High School. Although they weren’t able to beat out their tough opponents, the boys still showed everyone what they had. 

The meet began with the 200-yard medley relay where freshman Lucas Witham, junior Reed Dixon, and seniors Gavin Cai and Ben Rogala were able to secure the first-place spot. They earned a time of 1:44.10 in an extremely close matchup, only beating their opponents by 0.06 seconds. Later in the meet, Lucas Witham, Ben Rogala, junior Dylan Pomeroy, and senior Isaac Stewart were able to snag another first-place finish in the 400-yard free relay with an outstanding time of 3:43.41.

“The meet went really well with the number of people we had gone,” Lucas said. “In the 200 medley, it felt really good to win the relay for my team and to not let them down right at the end of the race.”

The Rangers continued to stay strong throughout the night. Lucas fought hard in the 200-yard individual medley earning a time of 2:12.92 and the 100-yard back earning a time of 1:00.42 and was able to take first place in both, gaining the Rangers twelve points. Ben had a great run in the 50-yard free and the 100-yard free and gained eight more points for the Rangers after placing second in both races. Lastly, Reed was a great help to the team. He finished the 100-yard fly with a time of 58.49 and the rigorous 500-yard free with a time of 5:19.32 both earning him second-place spots.

“I think I did really well, I got a best time in the 100 fly,” Reed said. “I am really proud that I was able to keep going after having three events in a row, It was so exhausting by the end.”

As the meet came to a close, Isaac Stewart gave his all in the 200-yard free where he earned an outstanding time of 1:58.42 and snagged the second-place spot. Along with that, Gavin Cai had an incredible run in the 100-yard breast and was able to secure first place after earning a time of 1:06.59.

The boys look forward to their next meet, the West Michigan Relays on December 17, at Hudsonville High School.