FSHS boys swim claims runner-up in road triangular

photo by: Chance Parker

Free State sophomore diver Elliot Ahlvers competes in the boys swim and dive dual against LHS Thursday afternoon at Lawrence High School on Dec. 10, 2020.

Free State’s boys swim and dive team netted another runner-up finish on the road on Tuesday.

The Firebirds scored 48 points as a team at the Blue Valley Southwest triangular. That mark trailed only Blue Valley West, which won the three-team event with 102 points as a squad. Blue Valley Southwest came in third with 36 points as a team.

Free State won three of the 12 events in the meet, all of which came via individual victories. Elliot Ahlvers continues to have a ton of success as a diver, as he won the diving competition with 237.25 points. Jack Keathley-Helms and Michael Leonard came in second and third, respectively, in the event for the Firebirds.

FSHS also won a pair of races in the pool on the day. Dawson Bonnell won the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.78. He also finished as a runner-up in the 500 freestyle. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck was victorious in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 55.57.

Bonnell and Sirimongkhon-Dyck were both on the 200-yard medley relay team that came in second with a time of 1:45.13. Alexander Moore and Finn VanDyke were both on that relay squad as well.

Free State will host a “Last Chance Meet” on Feb. 10, which serves as a final attempt for athletes to qualify for the state meet.

Blue Valley Southwest triangular

Tuesday at Blue Valley Southwest

Team scores: 1. Blue Valley West 102; 2. Free State 48; 3. Blue Valley Southwest 36.

200-yard medley relay: 2. Free State (Alexander Moore, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck, Dawson Bonnell, Finn VanDyke) 1:45.13.

200 freestyle: 10. Jamie King 2:21.95; 11. Gabe Clark 2:25.83; 14. David Wiseman 2:47.86.

200 IM: 1. Dawson Bonnell 2:12.78; 8. Noah Mast 2:28.26; 9. Levi Bates 2:43.93.

50 freestyle: 3. Finn VanDyke 22.83; 11. Jackson Waggoner 26.02; 25. Jack Keathley-Helms 29.14.

Diving: 1. Elliot Ahlvers 237.25; 2. Jack Keathley-Helms 221.30; 3. Michael Leonard 174.70.

100 butterfly: 1. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck 55.57; 4. Jacob Heinz 1:00.88; 8. Max Bates 1:08.98; 9. Gabe Clark 1:14.82.

100 freestyle: 4. Finn VanDyke 51.10; 6. Alexander Moore 52.97; 11. Jackson Waggoner 1:00.16; 12. Jamie King 1:01.82; 18. Jackson Rea 1:03.93; 23. Owen Polson 1:05.61.

500 freestyle: 2. Dawson Bonnell 5:23.96; 3. Jacob Heinz 5:40.46; 8. Cole Grassy 6:52.11.

200 freestyle relay: 3. Free State (Alexander Moore, Jackson Waggoner, Finn VanDyke, Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck) 1:39.03.

100 backstroke: 6. Max Bates 1:03.06; 8. Alexander Moore 1:03.79; 9. Noah Mast 1:08.14.

100 breaststroke: 3. Riley Sirimongkhon-Dyck 1:02.74; 11. Cole Grassy 1:17.91; 13. Levi Bates 1:21.40; 14. Owen Polson 1:23.35.

400 freestyle relay: 4. Free State (Max Bates, Noah Mast, Jacob Heinz, Dawson Bonnell) 3:55.34.

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