Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck nets individual title at Sunflower League swim meet to help FSHS boys finish 4th; LHS secures 6th

photo by: Courtesy photo

Senior Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck poses for a photo during a Free State swim practice before the start of the 2020-21 season. Sirimongkhon-Dyck, who a three-time state competitor, is a captain on the team this year. Photo courtesy of FSHS swim.

Free State senior Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck secured some much-deserved hardware during his final Sunflower League boys swim and dive meet Saturday afternoon at the Shawnee Mission Aquatic Center.

Sirimongkhon-Dyck, who has been a sensational swimmer all season, won an individual league crown in the 100 breaststroke. He posted a winning time of 59.32, which narrowly edged out a mark of 59.61 posted by Shawnee Mission South senior Owen Krussow.

It was the last step to climb for Sirimongkhon-Dyck, who placed second in the same event at last year’s league meet. He took third in the 100 breaststroke two years ago as a sophomore.

Sirimongkhon-Dyck also secured a runner-up finish in the 100 butterfly on Saturday, which actually came by the slimmest of margins. He clocked a time of 51.39 to notch second place in the event, while Olathe East junior Micah Leslie won the race with a time of 51.08.

As a team, Free State’s boys swim and dive squad placed fourth at the Sunflower League meet for the second year in a row. Lawrence High, which placed eighth as a team a season ago, took sixth in this year’s 11-team event.

Olathe East won the Sunflower League team title with a total score of 358 points. Olathe East won eight events, including the first six events of the meet.

The Firebirds scored 232.5 points as a team. FSHS sophomore Elliot Ahlvers tallied third in the diving competition with a score of 370.60 points. Fellow sophomore Michael Leonard finished in a tie for fifth in diving as well.

Senior Finn VanDyke placed fourth in the 100 freestyle with a 50.02, while junior Alexander Moore claimed fifth in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 57.33. FSHS also took fifth in the 200-yard medley relay and 200 freestyle relay.

The Lions scored 187 points as a team en route to their sixth-place finish. Sophomore Maximilian Whittaker led the way for LHS by taking third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.29.

Lawrence also placed fourth in a pair of relay races. Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder and Whittaker posted a time of 1:31.98 in the 200 freestyle relay. Ryan Christian, Oral, Augustine and Whittaker recorded a time of 3:26.32 in the 400 freestyle relay.

The state swim meet will take place Feb. 18-20 at the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center.

Sunflower League swim meet

Saturday at SM Aquatic Center

Team scores: 1. Olathe East 358; 2. SM South 273.5; 3. Olathe South 256; 4. Free State 232.5; 5. Olathe Northwest 210; 6. Lawrence High 187; 7. SM North 176; 8. Olathe North 164; 9. Mill Valley 139; 10. Olathe West 114; 11. SM West 90.

FSHS/LHS results

200-yard medley relay: 5. Free State (Alexander Moore, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Dawson Bonnell, Finn VanDyke) 1:40.51; 10. Lawrence High (Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Jack Tell, Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine) 1:49.56.

200 freestyle: 6. Finn VanDyke, FS, 1:52.15; 9. Ryan Christian, LHS, 1:54.54; 16. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 2:02.17.

200 IM: 7. Dawson Bonnell, FS, 2:08.30; 8. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 2:08.83; 12. Max Bates, FS, 2:15.69; 13. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 2:16.32; 15. Jack Tell, LHS, 2:21.67.

50 freestyle: 7. Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 23.09.

Diving: 3. Elliot Ahlvers, FS, 370.60; 5. Michael Leonard, FS, 336.10; 7. Keyan Crawford, LHS, 305.35; 9. Salvador Good, LHS, 299.85.

100 butterfly: 2. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 51.39; 15. Jacob Heinz, FS, 1:00.00.

100 freestyle: 3. Maximilian Whittaker, LHS, 49.29; 4. Finn VanDyke, FS, 50.02; 6. Christopher Oral, LHS, 50.30;

500 freestyle: 6. Giuliano Lule-Paredes, LHS, 5:12.74; 10. Dawson Bonnell, FS, 5:17.33; 11. Ryan Christian, LHS, 5:19.42; 13. Jacob Heinz, FS, 5:35.47; 14. Trenton Snyder, LHS, 5:40.02.

200 freestyle relay: 4. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder, Maximilian Whittaker) 1:31.98; 5. Free State (Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Alexander Moore, Trenton Snyder, Finn VanDyke) 1:32.35.

100 backstroke: 5. Alexander Moore, FS, 57.53; 6. Max Bates, FS, 58.26; 11. Noah Mast, FS, 1:01.28.

100 breaststroke: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, FS, 59.32; 15. Giovani Lule-Paredes, LHS, 1:11.19; 16. Cole Grassy, FS, 1:11.34.

400-yard freestyle relay: 4. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Ryan Christian, Andrew Augustine, Maximilian Whittaker) 3:26.32; 9. Free State (Dawson Bonnell, Jacob Heinz, Max Bates, Alexander Moore) 3:36.36.

Sunflower League champions

200-yard medley relay: Olathe East, 1:37.42

200 freestyle: Keaton Kristoff, Olathe East, 1:44.62

200 IM: Blake Nelson, Olathe East, 2:01.20

50 freestyle: Micah Leslie, Olathe East, 21.42

Diving: Carson Kinsch, Olathe East, 394.25

100 butterfly: Micah Leslie, Olathe East, 51.08

100 freestyle: Gray O’Connor, SM South, 48.21

500 freestyle: Keaton Kristoff, Olathe East, 4:51.26

200 freestyle relay: Olathe East, 1:29.35

100 backstroke: Logan Smith, Olathe South, 53.99

100 breaststroke: Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Free State, 59.32

400 freestyle relay: Olathe Northwest, 3:21.66.

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