SYRACUSE – Thursday’s meet against Plymouth was just what the Wawasee boys team needed. The Warriors used a 147-27 win to pull above .500 for the first time all season on the team’s senior night.
Seniors led the way for the Warriors, starting in the diving portion of the night. Tristen Atwood posted a 177.60 to beat out Plymouth’s Colin Deon (151.60) to give Wawasee an early win. Austin Dunithan placed third in the event with a score of 105.00.
Logan Haessig, another Warrior senior, also picked up a win on hi special night. Haessig swam a 2:18.02 in the 200 IM to beat out teammates Spencer Naugler (2:23.84) and Isaiah (2:34.11).
The class of 2015 picked up its final individual victory of the night via Danny Allen. Allen won the 100 back, against a field of two other Warriors, with a time of 1:04.18. Allen also placed second in the 200 free (2:09.87), an event won by Logan Brugh (1:56.00).
Brugh would also find himself to be victorious in the 500 free (5:04.38) and as a part of two relay teams. Brugh anchored both the 200 and the 400 free relay teams for Wawasee. The junior joined Haessig, Ethan Knepp and Brady Robinson on the 200 free for a first place time of 1:44.02. The same team, with the replacement of Naugler for Knepp, won the 400 with a final time of 3:53.04.
Robinson claimed two individual wins of his own. The freshman took first in the 100 fly (58.97) and again placed first in the 100 breast (1:08.14). Robinson’s time in the fly was a lifetime best.
Knepp claimed first place for the Warriors in the 100 free with a time of 58.53. Knepp also won the 50 free with his time of 26.32. Brett Willaman posted a lifetime best in the 100 free (59.24) while Ben Butcher had a lifetime best in the 50 free (29.55), both a Warrior freshmen.
Wawasee started its day in the pool with a comfortable victory in the 200 medley relay. Wawasee claimed first (2:03.38) and second (2:19.83), though Plymouth did not have a team in the event.
The Warriors (3-2, 3-2) will host their annual invite this weekend at Wawasee Middle School.