January 16th vs Holt
On Thursday, January 16, St. Johns Boys swimming and diving team traveled to Holt High School for a dual meet. The Redwings lost the meet with the Rams by a score of 64-122.
“This was a very good meet for our guys. Even though we didn’t get a win, we had a tremendous number of personal best performances tonight. We knew going into this meet that we would have a tough time, but the entire team hung in there and battled right up until the end. This group continues to impress us with their resolve to do well regardless of the opponent and that speaks volumes of the character of our team. They never give up and that’s the mind set we strive for in each meet,” said coach Kim Brewbaker. The St. Johns diving corps led the way as all three SJ divers turned in personal best scores. In addition, out of 28 individual entries, the Redwing’s had 23 individual season best performances. “We don’t have any easy meets this season so our focus is on improving each week. We continue to train with the goal of turning in great scores and times when we reach the conference meet in February. This is a fantastic group to coach and we’re confident they will be rewarded for the hard work they put in with some great performances as we get closer to our Conference meet,” added Brewbaker. St Johns next competition will be Thursday, Jan. 23 when they host the DeWitt Panthers. The meet is set to begin at 6:00 pm.
The results for the Redwings were:
200 Medley Relay: 3rd: 1:58.65: Marcus Jones, Koy Grams, Alec Stewart & Ryan Dow
200 Freestyle: 3rd: 2:08.69: Preston Longoria
200 Individual Medley: 3rd: 2:25.25: Marcus Jones
50 Freestyle: 2nd: 25.35: Max Leasher
Diving: 2nd: 222.30: Sam Hudgens
100 Butterfly: 2nd: 1:05.10: Alec Stewart
100 Freestyle: 2nd: 56.66: Koy Grams
500 Freestyle: 2nd: 5:43.81: Preston Longoria
200 Freestyle Relay: 2nd: 1:45.64: Marcus Jones, Koy Grams, Max Leasher & Preston Longor
100 Backstroke: 2nd: 1:06.69: Marcus Jones
100 Breaststroke: 2nd: 1:11.93: Sam Hudgens
400 Freestyle Relay: 2nd: 3:56.20: Alec Stewart, Ethan Gibson, Preston Longoria & Max Leasher