Archive for Friday, January 20, 2006

FSHS, LHS go 1-2 at swimming meet

January 20, 2006


— Free State took first place at the Topeka High School Invitational on Thursday, edging Lawrence High by 69 points.

Both teams outscored the other four teams at the competition: Topeka-Seaman, Topeka High, Olathe North and Topeka West.

Free State finished with 570 points, while Lawrence High had 501. Topeka-Seaman took third with 354.

In the closest race of the day, Lawrence High freshman Skyler Koener edged Free State's Paul Wade by 0.55 seconds for first place in the 100-yard free style. Alex Stroud (FSHS) and Tim Hagen (LHS) also competed in that race.

Free State's Julian Spangler and Mason Heilman finished first and second by wide margins in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Topeka High's Robert Hamilton took first in the 500-yard free style, but the next six finishers were Lawrence swimmers: Zach Henderson (LHS), Danny Wolff (FSHS), Julian McCafferty (FSHS), Dylan Hedges (LHS), Tristen Wagner (LHS) and Erik Gruber (FSHS).

Three Free State and two Lawrence High teams combined to take the first five spots in the 400-yard freestyle relay.


angrylion 12 years, 2 months ago

this article is not only poorly written, it is completely false. for your information here where the real first and second place finishers pf the 100 freestyle: 1.Alex Boyer (LHS) 52.51 seconds, 2. Spencer Flannagin (LFSHS) 53.10 seconds. your article was written on the first heat of the event, and the stats in the back of the sports section had to have been changed to fit the article. The closest finish also is incorrect if you want to get spicific. It came in the 50 freestyle between LHS' Alex Boyer and FS' Brian Hatersol and was only .1 seconds apart. Wherw was this in the stats in the back?? oh yea, and i forgot to mention that 2 LHS swimmers made individual state cuts (Boyer- 100 Free, Henderson- 500 Free) and yet somehow it isnt mentioned. Personally I believe whoever wrote this should be fired. but then again it is a "J-W Staff Report". Does that mean all of you should be fired???

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