Trojan Bolts dominate in Battle for the Golden Speedo

The boys swim team competed in the annual Battle for the Golden Speedo against City High on Jan. 18.


Owen Aanestad

Gavin Keeney ’22 swims the 100 yard Breaststroke during the annual Battle for the Golden Speedo on Jan. 18.

Hanah Kitamoto, Print Co-Editor-In-Chief

In their final dual meet of the season and first time repping their newly bleached hair, the boys swim team traveled across town to face off City High for the Battle of the Golden Speedo at the newly renovated Mercer Park Aquatic Center. The Trojan Bolts won the dual meet 111-59.

In the first event of the meet, the 200 medley relay team of Boyd Skelley ’22, Jordan Christensen ’22, Sam Ruelas ’24 and Kirk Brotherton ’22 took home the win with a time of 1:39.04. Damon Comenzius ’22 finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:49.89) and Gavin Keeney ’22 placed second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:17.09. Brotherton won his second event of the night in the 50 free with a time of 21.38. After eight events, West was leading 35-27.

Holden Carter ’24 touched the wall in 51.70 for the 100 butterfly while fellow teammate Andy Luo ’22 finished second in 55.82. Max Gerke ’24 dominated in the 500 free, winning the event by nearly 13 seconds with a time of 4:53.29. Conzemius and Barrett Coffey ’22 finished first and second in the 100 freestyle, respectively. 

Carter and City High’s Joe Polyak ’24 had a neck-to-neck race in the 100 backstroke. Polyak out-touched Carter by 0.15 seconds with Carter finishing in second place with a time of 53.64. Nik Sung ’22 and Keeney placed second and third in the 100 breaststroke, respectively. 

The foursome of Skelley, Christensen, Conzemius and Brotherton closed out the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay. 

The boys swim team will compete at the CRWC for the MVC Supermeet on Saturday.