photo/Lara Dusing
TAKE A BREATH. Sophomore Russell Dagon swims in the 100 breaststroke. photo/Megan Pirino
TAKE A BREATH. Sophomore Russell Dagon swims in the 100 breaststroke. photo/Megan Pirino

With five meets under their belt, the boys swim team faced the Timber Creek Wolves on Sept. 17 at the Wadeview Pool and Community Center.

To start the night, seniors Travis Stuart and Samuel Gentry-Mickelson, along with sophomores Dylan McKinney and Russell Dagon dominated the pool in the 200 medley relay placing first (1:48.77). With teammates, Ryan Bogdan, Andy Hoogvorst, Ryan Paule and Thomas Moore, seniors, following close behind securing second (1:52.51).

In the 200 freestyle, Mickelson sealed first (1:51.69) and sophomore Elias Contogonas placed second (1:52.56) giving the team an early lead over the Wolves.

Dagon, coming off a first place swim, earned second in the 200 individual medley (2:15.87).

Different race, same place; Mickelson managed to win the 50 freestyle (22.83) with teammate Bogdan trailing close behind (24.51) earning second.

McKinney spread his wings in the 100 butterfly placing first (58.94) with an eight second lead over the competition.

In a close 500 freestyle, Contogonas placed second (5:01.22) missing first by a mere three seconds.

Throughout the night the boys had a series of first and second sweeps. In the 100 freestyle, Stuart and Bogdan kept their heads above the waves placing first (52.81) and second (55.25), respectively. The relays were not exempt to this pattern as Bogdan, Contogonas, Paule and McKinney earned first (1:39.97) in the 200 free relay with freshmen Trey Bonham and Joshua Meincke and juniors Chase Herron and Jose Rodriguez grasping second place (1:48.43).

In the 100 backstroke, Stuart remained in control, placing first (59.32) with a seven second lead over the second place finisher Hoogvorst (106.89).

Another place sweep happened in the 100 breaststroke with McKinney taking first (1:06.06) and Dagon two seconds behind earning second place (108.65).

With the meet coming to an end, the boys secured their victory by placing first and second in the 400 free relay. Stuart, Mickelson, Hoogvorst and senior Rafael Rodriguez earned first (3:40.70) and Dagon, Contogonas, Moore and Paule place second (3:44.02).

The Braves beat the Wolves 120-50. Come out and support the boys swim team as they go cap-to-cap against the Lake Brantley Patriots on Sept. 17. Lake Brantley will be hosting the all-day event.  

By Jae Crawford

I am a junior and a return staffer. I am on the Weightlifting and Track teams. I am a junior olympian for Track. I want to be a biochemist.

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