Both Blue Springs South coach Errich Oberlander and William Chrisman coach Trevor Tomney came away happy from Wednesday’s boys swimming meet at Belton.
Oberlander’s Jaguars won eight of the 11 events to claim the victory in the six-team meet. Meanwhile, Daniel Kuropka broke a pair of Chrisman school records.
South topped the field with 438 points to outdistance Belton (256), Truman (157), Smithville (134), Pembroke Hill (46) and Chrisman (28) at the High Blue Community Center.
In the 200-yard individual medley, Kuropka finished in 2 minutes, 7.85 seconds, beating Ric Stuck's 1993 record of 2:09.81. In the 100 butterfly, Kuropka again topped Stuck's 1993 record of 59.76 seconds by posting a time 57.12. Both times were good enough for second place and just approximately 1.5 seconds away from qualifying for state.
South, though, dominated the meet, sweeping all three relays in the meet that did not feature diving because of the pool’s depth.
“A rare away dual meet for us this season and a nice meet victory,” Oberlander said. “Because of the pool depth, diving is not allowed, but even without one of South's strengths, the guys came away with some really good swimming performances.”
Chase Graham won the 100 butterfly (56.47) and took second in the 100 freestyle (51.61), the event immediately after the fly.
Other winners for Blue Springs South included Charles Dempsey (200 freestyle, 2:07.78), Landon Luke (50 free, 25.65), Matthew Clark (500 free, 5:21.04) and Adam Ryan (100 breaststroke, 1:08.05).
Dayne Rowlette took second in the 100 backstroke (1:11.29), while Aaron Holloway was third in the 200 freestyle (2:16.00) and fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:08.25) to lead Truman.