The boys swimming & diving team turned in their best top-to-bottom performances of the season at Saturday’s Splash & Clash, competing against some of the state’s best teams. Not only did athletes consistently record season-best times throughout the day, the feeling of engagement and support among the team continues to grow. Despite a medley of challenges and obstacles, the HSE boys continue to persevere and support one another.
Senior Keegan Streett led the way with two individual victories, taking the 200 free in 1:40.16, just hundredths off his own meet record from last year. He also won the 100 free in an impressive 45.43, shattering the meet record of 46.68 set by Munster’s Kevin Behrens in 2009. Finally, he led off the Royals’ victorious 200 free relay in 20.93, the second-fastest recorded time in school history.
Streett was joined by sophomore Charlie Rogers (22.36) and seniors Justin Voelker (22.22) and Thomas Reising (21.85) in winning the 200 free relay in 1:27.36.
On the boards, the Royals competed their second 11-dive meet in two weeks. Senior Jack Bisesi placed second with 314.40 points, senior Noah Ebeyer improved his score from last week by 38 points in placing third, and sophomore Troy Borrero completed his very first 11-dive list after less than two months in the sport!
Junior Drew Hershman was impressive in both of his swims, touching in 2:00.12 in the 200 free and 5:17.05 in the 500. He capitalized on opportunities and came through for his teammates and it was clear he was racing as hard as he could every time he touched the water.
Senior Thomas Reising had four really good swims and was especially impressive in the 100 fly, swimming a season-best 54.52. He is always hungry for feedback and is positive even when he knows he has room to improve, and brings energy to our team that his younger teammates feed off of.
Sophomore Chouchi Ding had two huge drops, winning his heat of the 50 free in 23.89 and racing a great 100 free, finishing in 52.77. He stepped up to the blocks with confidence and turned in outstanding swims on relays as well.
Freshman Jack Waren was outstanding and raced like a veteran in his 200 IM, dropping three seconds from his lifetime best, finishing fourth in 2:06.25. He swam a smart, tough race and fought through fatigue to come home with an awesome last 50.
Junior Ryan Harrison is always willing to do what it takes to help the team win, swimming tough in the 500 free and turning around to put in a season-best 100 back (56.25). He shows how much he cares for his teammates on a daily basis and is incredibly hungry to improve.
Senior Owen Armstrong gets better every meet, swimming season-best times in the fly and backstroke. He has been working really hard and is making noticeable improvements with each race he swims.
The Royals will race for the last time in 2020 on Tuesday evening when they host Carmel.