Boys swim and dive signs off its 2022-23 season

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The boys swim and dive season has finally come to a close. While the final season record wasn’t exactly what they were expecting, the boys continued to fight all the way through the end of their season. 

The season started off on a very strong note when they placed third in the 75th Annual Cereal Bowl Relays. The team used this meet to set a standard for the rest of their season along with using it as an encouragement to keep working hard. 

“At the first meet many of us were completely out of shape and not ready for swim season yet,” freshman Lucas Witham said. “By the end of the season, we all knew that we had been putting in all the effort to go fast and the effort was visible by how much time everyone dropped at conference.”

The conference meet was a huge success for the Rangers as 97% of their swims earned their best times. It helped prove how talented the team really was. The state meet was also a huge victory for the boys. All three seniors were able to end their careers on a high note as they qualified for the state meet. Ben Rogala, Gavin Cai, and Isaac Stewart are proud of what they had accomplished and are grateful for their four years here at FHC.

“I am most proud of my all-state awards and I am proud of the team for making it to practice every day and giving it their best performances,” Ben said. “I am going to miss the close-knit friendships and the shared experiences we had.”

Although the team is losing some talented seniors, the underclassmen that are on their way up are nothing but impressive. Junior Reed Dixon was a state qualifier this year where he contributed to the team’s eleventh-place finish. Similarly, both sophomore Logan Tiggleman and freshman Lucas Witham got to experience their first state championship this year and the team sees them having a bright future.

“I am going to really miss the senior captains, I feel like I got lucky because they instantly welcomed me to the team and I felt like I fit right in,” Lucas said. “I am hoping that in future years I can place higher at states and maybe even break some of the team records in a freestyle event.”

While it wasn’t a cookie-cutter season, the boys had a great time competing with some of their best friends. A special thank you to seniors Ben Rogala, Gavin Cai, and Isaac Stewart, you will all be missed in the years to come. Good luck next year to all incoming and returning FHC swimmers and divers!