The Blue Springs boys swimming and diving team earned a split in its final home meet of the season.
The Wildcats fell 210-98 to a strong Liberty team but topped Warrensburg 164-115 Tuesday on Senior Night at Centennial Pool-Plex.
"A great way to end our home season,” Wildcats coach Kevin Bigham said. “My personal prediction is that Liberty will win state so I was happy how our guys competed.
“Alex Harkness, Arren Jett, Justin Watkins and Sam Aubuchon have had great seasons as leading our team as senior captains, so it was great to see how well all four of them competed."
Diver Ethen Gutierrez had Blue Springs’ lone win with a score of 241.70, topping teammates Josiah Thomson (232.00) and Harkness (215.80).
Cogan Davis notched a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (55.12) and 100 backstroke (1:00.28).
Aubuchon claimed second in the 50 freestyle (24.18) and fifth in the 500 freestyle (5:48.69). Jett finished second in the 100 butterfly (1:01.14) and third in the 100 backstroke (1:03.72). Watkins was sixth in the 50 free (26.12). Gabe Marthaler was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.54).
JAGS TAKE SECOND: Blue Springs South only had a pair of wins but still nearly got past Kearney on Senior Night.
South totaled 413 points to finish behind the Bulldogs (446) but ahead of Lee’s Summit (311) Tuesday at the Blue Springs Family YMCA.
“A really nice senior night for us as we celebrated 10 seniors,” Jaguars coach Errich Oberlander said. “We have really amped up practice following a very successful COMO meet on Saturday.”
The 400-yard freestyle relay squad of Thomas Branson, Matthew Clark, Aaron Wedel and Chase Graham prevailed in 3:39.34. Divers Micah Currie (314.00) and Alex Burt (304.35) finished 1-2.
George Bahr took second in the 200 individual medley (2:21.68) and third in the 100 freestyle (56.39). Graham finished as the runner-up in the 50 freestyle (23.26) and took third in the 500 free (5:42.93). Ryan Griffel took second in the 100 backstroke (1:06.69).