Lawrence boys swim earns convincing win at home meet

photo by: Chance Parker

Lawrence senior Trenton Snyder competes in the boys swim dual against Free State Thursday afternoon at Lawrence High School on Dec. 10, 2020.

Lawrence High’s boys swim and dive program completely dominated its home meet on Thursday to secure another victory on the season.

The Lions won eight of the 12 events on their way to a first-place finish in a four-team meet at LHS. They scored 225 points as a team, while Olathe North came in second with 179 points. Topeka High finished with 102 points to take third, while Topeka West placed fourth in the team standings.

Not only did Lawrence earn a lot of event victories, but it usually had the runner-up in such races as well. LHS actually ended up as the runner-up in six of its eight wins, taking the top-two spots in those events to pile up the points.

In the 200 freestyle relay, Lawrence’s quartet of Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder and Maximilian Whittaker won with a time of 1:37.56. The relay squad of Jack Tell, Giovani Lule-Paredes, Ryan Christian and Keyan Crawford came in second in that race with a mark of 1:43.91.

That trend continued in the individual races as well. Christian won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:59.41, while Snyder secured second with a mark of 2:02.51. The duo did the same in the 500 freestyle, with Christian posting a winning time of 5:33.11 and Snyder clocking a 5:44.53 to take second.

Giuliano Lule-Paredes won the 200 IM with a time of 2:11.17, but Tell was runner-up in that event with a mark of 2:27.69. Tell then won the 100 breaststroke with a 1:15.29, edging out Giovani Lule-Paredes’ time of 1:15.31.

Whittaker also won the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.90, while Oral came in second with a mark of 54.71.

Crawford was victorious in the diving competition after posting a total score of 190.70. Oral, Augustine, Christian and Whittaker finished first in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:33.45.

LHS will host a quadrangular on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Lawrence Invitational

Thursday at LHS

Team scores: 1. Lawrence 225; 2. Olathe North 179; 3. Topeka 102; 4. Topeka West 10.

200-yard medley relay: 2. Lawrence (Giuliano Lule-Paredes, Jack Tell, Andrew Augustine, Keyan Craford) 1:55.50.

200 freestyle: 1. Ryan Christian 1:59.41; 2. Trenton Snyder 2:02.51; 5. Adam Stoddard 2:47.00.

200 IM: 1. Giuliano Lule-Paredes 2:11.17; 2. Jack Tell 2:27.69.

50 freestyle: 2. Christopher Oral 23.89; 3. Maximilian Whittaker 24.11; 13. Carson Schraad 31.33; 15. Cole Ahlander 34.14.

Diving: 1. Keyan Crawford 190.70.

100 butterfly: 3. Quinn Pleskac 1:05.39; 4. Andrew Augustine 1:06.37.

100 freestyle: 1. Maximilian Whittaker 51.90; 2. Christopher Oral 54.71; 3. Giovani Lule-Paredes 57.69; 9. Carson Schraad 1:09.92; 12. Adam Stoddard 1:15.55.

500 freestyle: 1. Ryan Christian 5:33.11; 2. Trenton Snyder 5:44.53; 4. Drake Khatib 7:10.45.

200 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Christopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Trenton Snyder, Maximilian Whittaker) 1:37.56; 2. Lawrence (Jack Tell, Giovani Lule-Paredes, Ryan Christian, Keyan Crawford) 1:43.91.

100 backstroke: 2. Giuliano Lule-Paredes 59.60; 4. 4. Quinn Pleskac 1:09.99; 7. Cole Ahlander 1:36.71.

100 breaststroke: 1. Jack Tell 1:15.29; 2. Giovani Lule-Paredes 1:15.31; 7. Drake Khatib 1:31.12.

400 freestyle relay: 1. Lawrence (Chirstopher Oral, Andrew Augustine, Ryan Christian, Maximilian Whittaker) 3:33.45.


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