Free State and Lawrence High won't have to wait long for a head-to-head meeting. The city rivals will face each other in their season-opening swim meet today at Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center.
Blue Valley and Shawnee Mission South are the other teams in the quad, which starts at 3:30 p.m.
Free State must replace 10 graduates from last year's state championship squad, including standouts Alex Brunfeldt (Indiana) and Chris Wolff (New York University).
FSHS also will be without four key returning swimmers -- seniors Anthony Portela, Chris Sellon, Nathan Shriner and sophomore Chase Torgerson -- who are training with the Lawrence Aquahawks and won't join the team until January.
Senior diver Nick Leet, who placed third at state last year, is the top returner for Lawrence High.