On Thursday, January 9, St. Johns Boys swimming and diving team hosted Alma High School for a dual meet. The Redwings won the meet with the Panthers by a score of 115-51.
“The boys had a very good meet. We are just coming off a very physically demanding two week training session over the Christmas break so we had hoped to see some good races tonight. Alma brought in a small team but they have a couple of quality kids that really pushed our guys in individual and relay events. We competed well and we saw a lot of very good performances from our guys,” said coach Kim Brewbaker. St. Johns won eight of the 12 events and turned in 24 individual season best performances. In addition all of their relays also improved their times. “We expect a lot from our kids and they lived up to those expectations tonight. We have a long road ahead of us and it just gets harder. If we can stay healthy for the most part, we expect to see good results,” added Brewbaker. St. Johns next competition will be at home on Thursday Jan. 23. The meet will begin at 6:00 pm.
The results for St. Johns were:
200 Medley Relay: 1st: 1:58.40: Marcus Jones, Koy Grams, Alec Stewart & Ryan Dow
200 Freestyle: 1st: 2:04.99: Koy Grams
200 Individual Medley 2nd: 2:22.48: Shane VanAbel
50 Freestyle: 1st: 25.18: Max Leasher
Diving: 1st: 197.85: Sam Hudgens
100 Butterfly: 2nd: 1:11.85: Shane Van Abel
100 Freestyle: 1st: 55.77: Max Leasher
500 Freestyle: 1st: 5:37.68: Preston Longoria
200 Freestyle Relay: 2nd: 1:45.10: Marcus Jones, Koy Grams, Max Leasher & Preston Longoria
100 Backstroke: 1st: 1:07.51: Marcus Jones
100 Breaststroke: 2nd: 1:12.53: Koy Grams
400 Freestyle Relay: 1st: 3:56.43: Preston Longoria, Ryan Dow, Max Leasher & Alec Stewart