Boys swim places ninth at Timberwolf Invitational meet

The event was hosted at Blue Valley Southwest and the team scored 68 points

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

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The boys swim team placed ninth at the Timberwolf Invitational meet hosted by Blue Valley Southwest on Saturday, Jan. 20. The sixth place rank was out of the 16 schools who competed.

Mill Valley finished with top ten finishes in six events and scored 68 points. Most noticeably, sophomore Colby Beggs gained state consideration for his 50 freestyle and junior Chris Sprenger placed third and received a medal for his 100 breaststroke.

Beggs said he is doing well and having fun at meets, but there is still some work to be done.

“I feel like I did pretty good and I got close to some state times, but I’m still about half a second away from those,” Beggs said. “My goal for the next meet is to cut down my times until I reach state times.”

Assistant coach Elca Wagner believes many of the technical issues, for all swimmers, can be resolved before the next meet.

“They’re dropping seconds and swimming efficiently,” Wagner said. “Something to work on is more technical starts and turns, just giving our all, so that when we get to meets we’ve already covered a lot in practice.”

Additionally, although Sprenger has dropped time over the course of the season, he had initial worries going into the meet and, like Beggs, wants to improve more before state.

“I feel like I did pretty well. I was kind of out-of-shape going into this week because I’ve missed a lot of practice,” Sprenger said. “I’m working myself back to my best times.”

Despite having many swimmers do well at this meet, the main goal for the rest of the season revolves around pushing harder and achieving more.

“We can improve on our dives and put extra effort into doing well at meets,” Beggs said. “We want to get more people to state.”

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