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Boys state swimming preview and results

The Trojans qualified for seven out of eleven possible events on Feb. 3 at the District Swimming Meet. State swimming will take place on Feb. 10 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC). Check back on this post to see the final results from the state championships.

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Boys state swimming preview and results

Valeri Trussov '19 takes off the starting block, poised to enter the water with minimal resistance.

Valeri Trussov '19 takes off the starting block, poised to enter the water with minimal resistance.

Sean Brown

Valeri Trussov '19 takes off the starting block, poised to enter the water with minimal resistance.

Sean Brown

Sean Brown

Valeri Trussov '19 takes off the starting block, poised to enter the water with minimal resistance.

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

West takes an impressive amount of swimmers to the state meet occurring this Saturday, with five of the events seeded in the top 10. The team will have a short commute to the pool for the first time in 13 years due to the recently changed venue. The CRWC hosts the University of Iowa’s Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams and has hosted many levels of competition, including the NCAA Championships. Look below to find the events that the Trojans qualified in and how they placed at the state meet. 

Results: 

10- 200 Yard Medley Relay 

  1. Izaak Hajek ’20
  2. Ben Berhow ’18
  3. Valeri Trussov ’19
  4. Brennon Keen ’18 

DQ- 200 Yard IM- Izaak Hajek ’20 

4- 100 Yard Butterfly- Izaak Hajek ’20 

8- 500 Free- Lane Griffis ’18 

19- 500 Free- Tate Happel ’20 

8-200 Yard Freestyle Relay

  1. Michael Kimball ’20 
  2. Valeri Trussov ’19
  3. Ben Berhow ’18
  4. Brennon Keen ’18

6- 100 Yard Breaststroke- Lane Griffis ’18

13- 100 Yard Breaststroke- Ben Berhow ’18 

22- 400 Free Relay

  1. Michael Kimball ’20
  2. Ethan McAreavy ’18
  3. Izaak Hajek ’20
  4. Lane Griffis ’18 

Team: 13th place

 

Qualifying relays:

10- 200 Yard Medley Relay

10- 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

19- 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

Qualifying individuals:

200 Yard IM
9- Izaak Hajek ‘20

 

100 Yard Butterfly

21- Valeri Trussov ‘20

 

500 Yard Freestyle

11- Lane Griffis ‘18

21- Tate Happel ‘20

 

100 Yard Breaststroke

6- Ben Berhow ‘18

10- Lane Griffis ‘18

 

To see the full list of athletes competing, click this link

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Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

Ellie Gretter is a senior at West High. It is her third year on staff and she is Online and Print Sports Editor. When Ellie isn't covering a sporting event,...

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