The Royals captured the Mudsock trophy for the second straight year in front of a rowdy home crowd Thursday night by a final score of 100-86.
Every race was closely contested and the talented Fishers team raced tough throughout the night. The competition brought out the best in both teams, rewarding the packed house that turned out to watch the meet.
The Royals swept all three relays and were victorious in five of the nine individual events.
Andrew Christopher, Andrew Truxall, Connor Harrison, and Zack Bostock opened the meet with a convincing win in the 200 medley relay in 1:37.37.
They also won the 200 free relay in 1:28.34 behind the efforts of Zack Bostock, Thomas Reising, Connor Harrison, and DJ Rogers. The HSE ‘B’ relay was within striking distance of making the event a Royals sweep, but Keegan Streett ran out of room in trying to close the gap between the teams.
Keegan Streett won the 200 free (1:42.48), Connor Harrison won the 100 fly (52.82), and DJ Rogers won the 100 free (47.15). Rogers also led a 1-2-3 sweep of the 50 free in 21.51, backed by Andrew Christopher (second in 22.01) and Zack Bostock (third in 22.43).
The Royals breaststrokers came through in the clutch in the meet’s penultimate event, with the Royals hanging on to a slim eight-point lead. Justin Voelker (1:01.87), Andrew Truxall (1:02.03), and Thomas Reising (1:02.40) swept the event, scoring thirteen points to the Tigers’ three, and putting the meet all but out of reach.
The relay team of Keegan Streett, Evan Sellers, Marcus Eden, and DJ Rogers closed out the meet with a victory in 3:11.34.
The Royals compete Friday evening (diving) and Saturday morning (swimming) as they host the Hoosier Crossroads Conference Championship meet. HSE has now defeated each conference opponent in a dual meet, save for Zionsville who they will race for the first time this weekend. They will look to defend their HCC title from a year ago.