Even though the score got a little lopsided, the HSE HS Boys Swimmers and Divers can hold their heads high after some outstanding racing this evening. Our team showed absolutely no fear against the #1 ranked Carmel Greyhounds and much of that had to do with the leadership we received from meet team captains Gabe Ruiz and Logan Hess!
The boys were led by 4 young men who simply had a great night for the Royals…Keegan Streett had his best 200 Free of the year and raced with the heart of a champion – he is really looking good right now and is full of confidence…Evan Sellers had the finest 500 Free performance of his career this evening because he believed he could win and raced like a champion…DJ Rogers was solid winning both the 50/100 Free, but more importantly showed a consistency he just did not have last year…Nathan Barr continues to be incredibly tough in the diving and once again came through for the Royals with a first place finish.
Possibly the highlight of the meet was during the final race of the evening – it always says a lot about a team when you are losing a meet but you find a way to win the final event. It is a point of pride and we were really impressed by Keegan Streett, DJ Rogers, Nick Bostock, and Marcus Eden when they took the victory in the 400 Free Relay this evening. It was a statement win for the Royals and this team will continue to grow with leadership like that – we may have lost this meet but this season is just getting start. These young men are approaching things with a growth mindset – that can lead to amazing things moving through a season!
The Royals will be back in action next Saturday hosting the Splash-n-Clash here at HSE High School. Thanks to all the fans that came out this evening to watch the Royals and to support our “Pink Night” and efforts to increase cancer awareness in our community.