For the final meet of the season, the Boys Varsity Griffins hosted the Saint Francis High School Swim Team. With it being the final meet, the Griffins also had the opportunity to honor their three seniors; Bret DeFrain, Kurt Uschold, and Nolan West.
All three seniors were able to perform swims of their choice, while still working towards a Griffins victory with a final score of 58-43.
For nearly half the team this was their final meet of the season as they were unable to achieve a qualifying time or score for the swimming and diving postseason. Many of the athletes were extremely close to qualifying and this only bodes well for the future as we look ahead to what we have next year without these three outstanding seniors.
Congratulations to all but especially to Bret, Kurt, and Nolan for the hard work and dedication that they have put into this team.
Nolan West broke a 20-year-old pool record in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 49.10 while also taking first in the event. This time now has Nolan ranked in the top 3 in all of Section 6 for the event. Nolan was also a part of the winning 200 Medley A Relay, and also took 2nd place in the 100 Backstroke nearly breaking his own school record as well.
Kurt Uschold was also on the 200 Medley A Relay with Nolan taking first. Kurt was also involved in the winning 200 Freestyle A Relay, along with taking 2nd place in his chosen events of the 100 Fly, and the 200 IM. The latter in which he qualified for a Class meet time.
Bret chose to finish his dual meet career in style by embarking on the two distance freestyle events. Typically, a sprinter, Bret was able to take 3rd place in the 200 Freestyle and 4th in the 500 Freestyle.
Elliot Emley took 2nd place in the 100 Freestyle behind Nolan, while also winning the 50 freestyle. Elliot also contributed to the first place 200 Freestyle A Relay and the 2nd place 400 Freestyle A Relay.
Jon Boberg was a part of the winning 200 Medley A Relay, along with the winning 200 Freestyle A Relay. Individually, Jon won the 100 Breaststroke in a close race while also taking 3rd in the 100 Fly.
Wyatt Fuller was able to finish off an undefeated season on the board with his 9th first place finish in 9 meets.
Dominic Hartenstein also was involved in the winning 200 Medley A Relay, and the 200 Freestyle A Relay, along with being in the 400 Freestyle A Relay that took 2nd. Individually, Dominic was able to place 2nd in the 50 Freestyle behind Elliot.
Zachary Hughey was a part of two scoring relays for The Griffin. Zach was in the 3rd place finishing 200 Medley B Relay, the 2nd place finishing 400 Freestyle A Relay, and also took 3rd in the 100 Backstroke in a spectacular swim where he dropped over 3 seconds.
Blaze Schelble scored a 3rd place finish in the 200 IM, while also swimming in the 100 Breaststroke. Blaze also contributed to the 2nd place finishing 200 Freestyle B Relay.
Jackson Richert took 2nd place in diving behind Wyatt, while also being involved in the 2nd place 200 Free B Relay, and the 3rd place 200 Medley B Relay. Jackson also took 4th in the 50 freestyle.
Eric Schweickert also swam in the 200 Medley B Relay that took 3rd, along with 400 Freestyle B Relay. Individually Eric was able to score for the Griffins with a 3rd place finish in the 500 Freestyle.
Austin Yetter swam in the 200 Medley B Relay that took 3rd, along with swimming in the 2ndplace 200 Freestyle B Relay. Austin also swam the 200 IM and the 100 Fly.
Dakota Schelble took 3rd place in diving, while also swimming in the 200 Freestyle B Relay.