Boys Relay Teams Compete in State Competition


Alison Brown

On Friday, February 17 the 5-1A Class State Boys Swimming Competition began in Lenexa. The boys swim team qualified both the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay to the state competition this year. 

Leading up to the competition some of the boys experienced mixed feelings about their upcoming performance.

“I was nervous about tapering because last year it did not work so well for me, but I swam the fastest I’ve ever swam Friday evening [day one],” Shane Anderson (11) said. 

After preliminaries, the 400 Free Relay finished 20th in the state with a time of 3:45.82, and the 200 Free Relay placed 16th making the cut for finals. Making it back for day two is a large accomplishment for young team.

“I was super excited to be able to make it to finals and compete with a lot of great swimmers,” Logan Woydziak (10) said. 

During the finals, the 200 Free Relay managed to cut another second from day one and finish 15th in the state with a final time of 1:38.94.

  This outcome changes the outlook of next years season for the team. 

“After going to state this year, it leaves big goals for our team and myself to return again next year,” Ian Navarro (11) said.