Getting 4th in the toughest swim conference in the state is no small task and while these guys are proud of the effort, they are definitely not satisfied. We saw some really good stuff out of these guys today – improve and get healthy and who knows what the end of the season will bring.
Only 3 relay teams make the podium at this meet so starting off with the 200 Medley Relay team of Keegan Streett, Justin Voelker, Thomas Reising, and Chuck Rogers getting 3rd was pretty awesome.
The Royals were riding a wave after Keegan Streett came from behind to win the 200 Free – he just narrowly missed winning the 100 Free as well. The Georgia recruit looked pretty good today with a full beard and a slow suit out there. The other 2nd place finish for the Royals today was Justin Voelker in the 100 Breast-just a nasty swim that only got beat by a kid who was suited and shaved…Justin was not.
Making the podium (top 8) for the Royals today – Justin Voelker (200 IM), Thomas Reising (50 Free and the 100 Fly), Ryan Harrison (100 Back), Noah Ebeyer (Diving), and Matt “Trux” Truxall (100 Breast).
Trux is simply on a complete rail at this time – training hard and swimming fast! He does what the coaches ask and is totally a handful for opponents to race…all the Royals are having fun watching this young student-athlete grow and mature into one of Indiana’s better swimmers.
Another guy who is showing some growth is Logan Hess – he is progressing on relays and in his regular events too…so much so that an opposing coach complimented his progress at the end of the meet! Fellow senior Thomas Reising is EXACTLY where he needs to be-ahead of last year and on track to be terrific at the end of the season…plus he is just serving as a great leader right now.
Noah Haines, Drew Hershman, Ryan Harrison all contributed in a positive manner today – good job by these guys!
Really proud of our HCC Championship Rookies today – Owen Armstrong (100 Back), Troy Borrero (Diving), Clayton Juffer (200 and 500 Free), Charlie Rogers (100 Free and 100 Back), Jason Hua (100 Fly and 100 Breast), Skyler Listenfelt (50 Free), and the outstanding super-freshman Jack Waren (200 IM and 100 Fly).