Boys swim team places ninth at state meet

The 200 medley relay finished sixth and the 400 free relay finished eighth on Saturday, Feb. 26

Grace McLeod, JAG editor-in-chief

The boys swim team placed ninth overall at state on Saturday, Feb. 16, with senior Chris Sprenger, senior Ethan Forristal and sophomore Colby Beggs all placing in the top 16 of their individual events.

Although he was uncertain how they would place because of the change in competition, Beggs was pleased with how the team performed.

“I know [my team] and they wanted to do their absolute best,” Beggs said. “I didn’t know how the team would place since we are 6A now, but we placed ninth and I couldn’t be happier with the team.”

Sprenger finished second in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley.

“[Going into the meet] I knew what we had the potential to do and had been working for all year,” Sprenger said. “I was expecting top eight placings in the relays and top three finishes individually in both my events.”

Sprenger was happy with how well the team came together and competed in relays.

“[State] went really well for the team. We placed in the top eight in the 200 medley [relay] and the 400 free relay,” Sprenger said. “The 200 free relay was in the top 16 which was our goal from the beginning of the year.”

The season ending is a bittersweet feeling for Beggs because this was the last season for the seniors.

“[Now that the season is over] I feel sad because [Forristal] and [Sprenger] are leaving and that means that our medley [relay] will be changed,” Beggs said. “This has been one of the best seasons that I have swam in terms of time and just bonding with the team.”

Fangman believes that the closeness of the team led to an amazing season.

“The season was absolutely incredible. Stupendous performance by the team,” Fangman said. “We really supported each other and kept each other near and dear to our hearts.”

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