MV boys swim and dive 2nd, SMNW 3rd, DHS 5th at Olathe South Invitational
The Mill Valley, Shawnee Mission Northwest and De Soto boys swim and dive teams were all in action at the Olathe South Invitational on Wednesday at Chisholm Trail Middle School.
Mill Valley finished second with 135 points with the help of all three relays finishing third or better. Olathe South won the meet with 333 points.
Avery Lawson, Ethan Forristal, Carter Lawson and Gavin Fangman started off the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay after clocking in at 1:55.89. The Jaguars finished third in the 200-and 400-yard freestyle relays. Carter Lawson, Noah Kemper, Jakob Twigg and Forristal teamed up for the Jaguars in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The Jaguars' 400-yard freestyle team was composed of Colby Beggs, Avery Lawson, Logan Myers and Cole McClure.
Beggs had the top individual performance for the Jaguars with a second-place time of 2:03.23 in the 200-yard freestyle. McClure and Myers followed in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Beggs and McClure were back in the pool for the 500-yard freestyle, and finished third and fourth, respectively.
Carter Lawson earned top-five finishes in both of his individual events. The Mill Valley senior took third in the 100-yard butterfly and fifth in the 50-yard freestyle. Forristal added a third-place finish in the 200-yard IM.
Sophomore Scott Klein collected two victories for SM Northwest in the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard butterfly with respective times of 2:11.95 and 58.28.
Ben Harrell also had two top-five finishes after placing third in the 50-yard freestyle and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle. Matt Nolan was close behind Harrell in the 50-yard freestyle in fourth place.
The Cougars placed two swimmers in the top five in the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard breaststroke. Benny Alpert and Hunter Bremenkamp placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 100-yard backstroke. Luc Winkelmolen and Will Vandebos followed suit in the same places in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Northwest finished with a team score of 135 points.
De Soto was led by the duo of Eli Gratz and Andre VanMeerhaeghe. Gratz (100-yard butterfly) and VanMeerhaeghe (100-yard breaststroke) both earned fifth-place finishes in their respective events. Cole Peterson and Andrew Blazo joined Gratz and VanMeerhaeghe on the Wildcats' fourth-place 200-medley relay team.
The Wildcats placed fifth in the team standings with 69.5 points.