WARSAW — The Warsaw boys and girls swim teams welcomed in Culver Military Academy for a sectional preview of sorts. The boys team rolled 108-74 while the girls squeaked by 97-89.
The boys won nine events on the evening, including both the 200 medley and 400 free relays. The Tigers swam a 1:43.54 in the medley then returned to cap the night with a 3:38.27 to win the 400.
Individual winners for the Warsaw boys were Hudson Snyder (200 free, 500 free), Nick Zogbi (200 IM, 100 back), Alex Cook (50 free), Evan Borchers (100 fly), Grant Knight (100 breast) and Cameron Bowell (diving).
“Great meet, best one we’ve had in a while,” said head coach Anthony DeBrota. “It wasn’t the times that impressed me, but the focus and commitment. The team seemed fired up today. Great swims from Alex (Cook) in the 100 freestyle. All the relays were good too. Fast turns and correct finishes. I think Alex Cook, Evan Borchers, Hudson Snyder, and Nick Zogbi had a great 400 free relay. Looking forward to Saturday’s dual meet.”
In the girls meet a sweep of the relays was denied in the worst possible way. After winning the 200 medley (2:00.88) and 200 free (1:48.84) relays, Warsaw broke a school record in the 400 free but was disqualified. Despite the tough loss, Warsaw still took the meet win with nine event victories.
Individual winners for Warsaw’s ladies included Lauren Kuhl (200 free), Delaney Wihebrink (200 IM), Brenna Morgan (50 free, 100 free), Taylor Gunter (100 fly), Lauren Kuhl (500 free) and Laurel Moeller (100 breast).
“Great meet for us,” DeBrota said of his girls team “The team seemed focused and ready to compete after conference. I think that the turns have been improving, but the finishes have been much better than a few weeks ago. Good time for Laurel Moeller and Lauren Kuhl in the 200 free. Good swim for Taylor Gunter in the fly. The relays were strong too. The disqualified 400 free relay that broke the record was unfortunate, but that’s how it goes sometimes. Regardless, I was impressed with how everyone performed today.”
Warsaw is now 9-2 in both boys and girls meets.
The swim teams host LaPorte Saturday while the divers will compete at Mishawaka.