Topeka 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.