Trojan Bolts show off young talent on senior night

The boys swim team won 112-58 against Cedar Rapids Washington Jan. 14.

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Sports Editor and Yearbook Co-Sports Editor

Coming off another dual meet win at Linn-Mar just two days ago, Byron Butler’s squad was looking for more as they hosted Cedar Rapids Washington at the Coralville Rec Center Jan. 14. The boys swim team won 112-58 on senior night.

The meet started off with recognizing four seniors: Nathan Deyak, Noah Kleese, Luke Nichols and Evan Sharafuddin. The seniors walked down the pool deck while their teammates cheering on the side. The meet then kicked off with the 200 medley relay of Boyd Skelley ’22, Jordan Christensen ’22, Andy Luo ’22 and Kirk Brotherton ’22 taking an early lead and won the race in a dominating fashion.

The Trojan Bolts swept the 100 butterfly with Luo, Max Gerke ’24 and Nik Sung ’22 placing first through third respectively. Brotherton took home another win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.59, while teammates Christensen and Sung tied in third place (22.64).

Holden Carter ’24 fought his way in a neck-to-neck race against Grady Wheeler ’22 of Cedar Rapids Washington in the 100 freestyle, and was the first to touch the wall with a time of 49.39.

Dylan Salge ’23, Luo, Christensen and Carter finished off the meet with a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay while stopping the clock at 3:32.14.

The boys swim team will head over to the Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Jan. 21 in a dual meet against cross-town rival City High.