The Blue Springs South and Lee’s Summit North boys swimming and diving teams warmed up for a tough weekend meet with some tough competition Tuesday.
North claimed the win with 447.5 points while the host Jaguars totaled 329 points to finish behind the Broncos and Kearney (398.5) and ahead of Sedalia Smith-Cotton (23, divers only).
The Broncos claimed eight of 12 event wins while South claimed just one.
“I thought we had a really nice meet especially against the level of competition we faced tonight,” Jaguars coach Errich Oberlander said. “Both Lee's Summit North and Kearney are incredible good teams that should both challenge for a team state title this year. This weekend is our big meet in COMO at the Mizzou Aquatic Center, where some of the fastest swimmers and best divers in the Midwest will give us a preview of the state meet a few weeks from now.”
Three-time state champion Liam Bresette and Grant Godard led the way for North with a pair of victories each.
Bresette, normally an IMer and distance freestyler, won the 100-yard butterfly in a state-qualifying time of 51.18 seconds and tied Kearney’s Grant Sloan for first in the 50 freestyle in a state-cut time of 21.55.
Godard won the 200 freestyle (1:52.45) and the 500 freestyle (5:11.52).
Lance Godard won the 100 backstroke in a state time of 55.96 and finished fourth in the 50 freestyle in a state time of 22.85.
Daniel Worth (200 individual medley, 2:03.87) and Jonathan Thomas (100 freestyle, 51.54) had North’s other individual wins. The 200 medley relay team of Bresette, Grant Godard, Lance Godard and Thomas (1:46.59) and the 200 freestyle relay of both Godards, Worth and Bresette (1:30.64) also won.
Blue Springs South’s Alex Burt (273.85) and Micah Currie (255.40) continued to dominate diving, finishing 1-2.
Aaron Wedel took second in the 100 freestyle (54.00) and Chase Graham was third in both the 100 butterfly (58.80) and 200 IM (2:07.12) for South’s top swimming finishes. The 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams also claimed second.