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  • Jaguars sweep six-team meet

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  • Swimming back-to-back events didn’t slow down Blue Springs South’s Connor Gregston Tuesday.
    Gregston won both events, the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 freestyle, to lead the Jaguars to a sweep in a six-team meet at the Blue Springs YMCA.
    Gregston even turned in a state qualifying time (50.40 seconds) – as did runner-up Jack Pluenneke (50.42) – in the second event, the 100 freestyle. Gregston nearly got a state time (56.49) in the butterfly too with a 57.02.
    South defeated Liberty (165-147), St. Joseph Central (201.5-103.5), Pembroke Hill (238-47), O’Hara (248-22) and Marshall (235-39).
    Diver James Poole continued his strong season, winning with a state cut score of 214.65, while runner-up Eric Horn also surpassed the state cut of 210 with a 211.90.
    Connor Dillon scored South’s only other individual win in the 200 freestyle (1:53.34). He also teamed with Pluenneke, Gregston and Stephen Ivey for a win in the 200 medley relay (1:46.07) and combined with Gregston, Pluenneke and Dominic Baber for a win in the 200 freestyle relay (1:34.67).
    WILDCATS FALL: Blue springs could claim only one event win in falling to Lee’s Summit North Tuesday at the Lee’s Summit Aquatic Center (team scores were not available).
    The 200 medley relay team claimed the Wildcats’ lone win in a time of 1 minute, 47.63 seconds.
    Jacob Raines recorded a pair of second-place finishes in the 200 IM (2:09.55) and the 500 freestyle (5:19.56).
    Drew Coleman (200 free, 1:59.38), Michael Melichar (50 free, 23.75), Adam Sims (100 backstroke, 1:03.95) and Brian Buckner (100 breaststroke, 1:12.75) all finished second also for the Wildcats.

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