In what may be the final dual meet at Westfield’s pool, the Royals took down a tough and resilient Westfield team 116-70 on Tuesday evening.
The high points of the night were watching some tough performances under pressure, and watching the boys engage in each other’s races with some of the most enthusiastic cheering of the season.
Senior Zack Bostock lead the way with individual victories in the 50 and 100 freestyles, the 50 coming in a close race with teammate Thomas Reising and the 100 providing a crucial win for the Royals.
Senior Keegan Streett won the 100 fly, junior Ryan Harrison won the 100 back, and junior Matt Truxall won the 100 breast. HSE also won all three relays.
But many of the best swims of the night came from HSE’s second or third performers in individual events. Freshman Jack Waren was solid in the 50 free, taking third to secure a valuable sweep in the event. He continues to gain experience as he finds his role and will be a huge part of our team for years to come.
Sophomore Eric Joesten swam one of the best races of the night, taking second in the 100 backstroke in a season-best 1:02.39. Senior Owen Armstrong took third, completing an HSE sweep, touching just after Joesten in 1:02.90.
Sophomore Skyler Listenfelt shaved more than two seconds off his lifetime best in the 100 breast, taking fourth in 1:12.04.
Reising continues to be great as a teammate and racer, tonight swimming on three winning relays and helping the medley and 400 free relay teams catch up to Westfield teams with a big lead.
Senior Justin Voelker continues to race hard in different events every night, always putting the team first and turning in an outstanding effort.
The divers will compete at Saturday’s Tiger Claw Diving Invite, and both swimmers and divers will then look forward to hosting the HSE Splash & Clash the following week.