MOVE ALONG. Teammates support freshman Ethan Bozeman in the 500 free. photo/Jack Rummler

For their last home game of the season, both the boys and girls swim teams competed against the Timber Creek Wolves on Sept. 27.

The meet began with seniors Valerie Campanalie, Chloe Conyers and Eleanor McDonald, and junior River Hastings snatching second in the 200 medley relay (2:03.58) with senior Sophia Sanders, junior Sydney Chamberlin and freshmen Amanda Smith and Emma Reed following in third (2:19.84).

The boys followed up with another second place in the 200 medley, with juniors Elias Contogonas and Russell Dagon and sophomores Trey Bonham and Dylan McKinney, (1:47.14).

In the 200 free, McDonald took second (2:11.01) with Hastings following behind in third (2:15.89). Contogonas smashed the competition, winning first (1:48.82), and senior Samuel Houston earned third (2:11.09)

Chamberlin grasped a third place run in the 200 IM (2:43.28). Dagon (2:12.58) and junior Ethan Mortensen (2:29.81) placed first and third, respectively. In the 50 free, Conyers accomplished another victory, taking first (25.75), with junior Robert Duckworth (24.26) and Bonham (24.44) earning second and third for the boys.

The meet took a brief intermission to recognize the seniors for senior night. At senior night, senior swimmers Campanalie, Conyers, Catherine Demer, Chase Herron, Houston, McDonald, Sanders, Abigail Smith, Alana Spafford, Chad Vanscoter and Taylor Worden were recognized for their accomplishments on their respective teams.

The meet picked back up when Campanalie earned second in the 100 fly (1:04.83), and McKinney (57.59) and sophomore Joshua Miencke (1:10.28) at first and third, respectively.

In the 100 free, Conyers closely missed first, taking second (57.40). Likewise, within two-tenths of a second, Bonham (55.18) and Duckworth (55.28) finished second and third, respectively.

In the girls 500 free, McDonald earned second (5:48.44). Contogonas won another victory, (4:52.19), with Houston taking third (6:08.97).

As the scores drew closer, the girls grabbed a win in the 200 relay, with Campanalie, sophomore Samantha Senn, Chamberlin and Conyers (1:51.29). The boys took first with Bonham, Duckworth, Mortensen and McKinney (1:39.22) and second with juniors Beau Staton and Jacob Smith, sophomore Ivan Mihavonic and freshman Ethan Bozeman (1:49.34).

In the 100 back, Senn was able to take third (1:12.31), as Dagon led the boys to another victory (1:04.59). In the 100 breast, Campanalie earned third (1:22.43), with a first and second place sweep from McKinney (1:04.7) and Herron (1:13.32), respectively.

The final event, the 400 relay, gave both teams strong ends. McDonald, Hastings, Chamberlin and Amanda Smith. Smith accomplished second (4:25.00), with Dagon, Contogonas, Duckworth and Mortensen closing out with a win for the boys (3:58.40).

While the boys were victorious, 102-68, the girls fell short, 76-91.

Come and support both swim teams at Winter Park on Oct. 4 at 4 p.m.

By Jack Rummler

Hey! I am Jack Rummler, and I am a third year staffer and the senior editor in chief. Things I enjoy on the regular include: oatmeal, photography and my dachshund. I have a passion for the environment and making people giggle.

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