Toreadors take 3rd at invite, beat Carroll
By MARTY BALL
Boone’s varsity boys swimming team traveled to Des Moines Saturday for the Southeast Polk Invitational and hit the road toward Carroll on Tuesday for a single dual against the Tigers.
At Southeast Polk, the Toreadors finished third as a team with 191 total points. The final team standings are as follows: 1. Waukee 443, 2. CR Kennedy 261, 3. Boone 191, 4. DM East 149, 5. Indianola 95, 6. Southeast Polk 94, 7. Grinnell 61, 8. DM Hoover 8.
Nick Schroeder finished third in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.38, third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.36, third in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:33.96 and third in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:31.71. Ethan Woodruff placed third in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays alongside Schroeder, was eighth in the 50 freestyle with a time of 24.22 and 10th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03.42.
Levi Kiss, Lucas Ausberger and Mason Osborne finished 19th in the 200 medley relay with a time of 2:07.19, Osborne was 11th in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:43.35, Ausberger placed 19th in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 4:18.16 and Kiss finished 21st in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:54.91.
“This meet is usually one we have circled on our calendar because we use it as a tune up meet for the end-of-the-season championships. We tried to get guys in the events as close to the potential conference lineup as possible to try and see how they would perform,” Boone head swimming coach Chris Mann said. “Throughout the day we had several guys step into some fine leadership roles.”
At Carroll, the Toreadors won the varsity meet by a team score of 105-65. Schroeder and Woodruff finished first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:48.86 and first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:36.27. Schroeder was first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.46, Woodruff took third in the same event with a time of 24.53, Schroeder placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.00 and Woodruff was third in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.82.
“The Carroll pool and pool area is very warm and it drained a lot of energy from our guys, so it kind of turned the meet into a pretty good practice for us. There were times we had guys get up on the blocks and swim fast when they were dead tired and that just makes us tougher,” Mann extolled. “We are headed in the right direction with a lot of our swimming, so I’m excited for the next couple of weeks and I know the rest of the team is too.”
Boone will swim in a double dual against Southeast Polk and WDM Valley on Thursday in Des Moines.
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