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123 Mishawaka High School
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The Cavemen hosted the Clay Colonials on Thursday evening, and despite having a brutal training session before the meet and a lot less time to recover between races, the boys still earned 16 PRs on the night and the “W” with a final score of 123 to 58. The Colonials have seen a massive increase in their team depth this year, nearly tripling in size from last season, but the Cavemen showed their strength across the board, taking victories in all but 2 of the 12 events.

The meet started off with huge performances by the Mishawaka Divers; Freshman Lucas Libbey broke his 6 dive PR by nearly 15 points, earning a massive 242.80 to take first. Junior teammate Takoda Stone took second place with a 206.30 – his first time above 200 and a PR by nearly 10 points. The 1-2 finish got swimmers fired up as the evening moved to the other side of the pool, which saw 6 of 8 Medley Relay swimmers earn lifetime bests in their individual splits.

Top finishes:
Junior Mark Crooks – 1st place, 200 Freestyle
Senior Jeremiah Bowerman – 2nd place, 200 Freestyle
Senior Captain Eric Arseneau – 1st place, 200 IM & 1st place, 100 Butterfly
Sophomore Captain Ethan Stanton – 1st place, 50 Freestyle & 1st place, 500 Freestyle
Junior Trevor Heintzberger – 2nd place, 50 Freestyle & 2nd place, 500 Freestyle
Junior Alex Kincannon – 3rd place, 50 Freestyle & 2nd place, 100 Breaststroke
Freshman Lucas Libbey – 1st place, Diving
Junior Takoda Stone – 2nd place, Diving
Sophomore Captain Cole Karnes, 1st place, 100 Freestyle & 1st place, 100 Backstroke
Junior Tyler Ackerley, 2nd place, 100 Freestyle
Freshman Jacob Stanton, Senior Ryan Watt, Crooks & Heintzberger – 1st place, 200 Freestyle Relay
Freshman Jacob Stanton – 2nd place, 100 Backstroke
Heintzberger, Crooks, Edwin Serrano (9) & J. Stanton – 1st place, 400 Freestyle Relay

First-ever swims:
Ackerley – 50 Backstroke & 100 Backstroke
Serrano – 50 Breaststroke
Watt – 200 IM
J. Stanton – 100 Butterfly

This meet marks the end of the most hectic part of the regular season; the Boys take on the Penn Kingsman next Tuesday for the only competition of the week, before the last regular-season meet at Washington and Conference Championships the following week. After that it’s a 2.5 week break and we arrive at Sectionals!

Go Cavemen!