by Scott Dresser
Co-Editor in Chief
The boys’ swim season came to a successful close this past month, as the team placed 10th at the NCS Championships on May 19.
Junior Jackson Miller won the 200 yard freestyle with a 1:36:85. This would be the highlight of Miller’s day, as he won the 100 yard freestyle but was disqualified because of a false start.
“[It] was a bummer because I was the top seed going into finals but that kind of stuff happens,” Miller said. “It’s just part of swimming. I was bummed at first, and I tried to question the call,but what’s done is done, so I just moved on and went in to my 200 freestyle and finals and just focused on that.”
The combination of Miller, senior Lucas Lin, sophomore Garrett Middleton and freshman Matt Horner placed third in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a 1:25:24 and later placed fourth in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a 3:08.45.
However, Middleton felt that the boys could have swam better.
“I don’t think we all performed at the level we would have liked,” Middleton said. “There were definitely high points and good swims, but overall, we didn’t perform as well as we expected.”
Middleton was proud of the performance of the two relays.
“Placing third and forth, which were almost the same as league, was really good,” he said. “It means our main competition was within DFAL and that’s mostly who we need to beat next year.”
The team swam in the DFAL championship meet on May 10 and May 12. Miller won two individual events, shattering one of his own meet records in the process.
Miller won the 200 yard freestyle with a DFAL-record of 1:36.40, nearly two seconds under his previous DFAL record, and also the 50 yard freestyle in 20.99.
According to Miller, the boys surpassed expectations at DFAL.
“I was really impressed with the boys’ performance,” he said. “There were a lot of good swims and a lot of people swam a lot better than I thought they were going to. I was happy with our performance.”