The Blue Springs boys swimming and diving team captured one of its biggest small meet victories in several years.

The Wildcats finished 1-2 in diving and won three other events to top perennial state power Columbia Rock Bridge and four other schools in Tuesday’s meet at Centennial Pool-Plex.

Blue Springs totaled 466 points to edge Rock Bridge (404). Warrensburg (258), Grain Valley (251), Columbia Hickman (245) and Columbia Battle (14) rounded out the field.

“It’s probably our biggest upset victory in over 10 years,” Wildcats coach Kevin Bigham said. “Thrilled we were able to compete, let alone take down a top program like Rock Bridge. (Rock Bridge head coach) Taylor Birsa has more state championships and accomplishments than anyone in the state, so we were thrilled to compete against a school like that."

Diver Josiah Thomson led the way with a winning score of 279.75 points, again easily surpassing the state qualifying standard of 230 and topping teammate JJ Davis (221.95).

"Like many meets, we won this because Missy (Jackson) is the best diving coach in the state and because Colleen (Gibler) and Shelly (Pollock) are the best assistants in the state," Bigham said. "Josiah Thomson is looking like the best diver at our school since former Indiana University All-American David Legler. We can't wait to see what the future holds for him."

Senior Tim Schweizer and freshman Grayden Peoples each had a win and a runner-up finish. Schweizer won the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 5.03 seconds) and took second in the 200 individual medley (2:19.57). Peoples took first in the 500 freestyle (5:19.17) and second in the 200 freestyle (1:59.92).

Peoples also teamed with Larry Baldwin, Jack Johnson and Gabe Marthaler to win the 400 freestyle relay in 4:02.98.

Cogan Davis took second in the 100 backstroke (57.96) and third in the 50 freestyle (24.26) for the Wildcats.

Wyatt Huffman led the way for Grain Valley with one win and a runner-up finish. He prevailed in the 100 freestyle (51.32) and took second in the 50 freestyle (23.95). Eli Hendricks took third in diving (220.05) and Jordon Jarmon was third in the 100 freestyle (59.81) for the Eagles.

On Monday, the Wildcats also captured first in the Carthage Duals meet, totaling 333.50 points to top runner-up and host Carthage (307).

"This is the toughest meet on our schedule in terms of a long drive and a slow pool with air that's hard to breathe. Despite all that, we persevered and came out on top. Tons of big swims across the board," Bigham said of Monday’s win. "Grayden Peoples really set the tone in that 500 with a huge victory.”

Peoples won the 500 freestyle in 5:19.56 and took third in the 200 freestyle (2:00.50). He also teamed with Davis, Marthaler and Schweizer for a win in the 200 medley relay (1:50.15).

Schweizer was second in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.80) and fourth in the 100 butterfly (57.77) and Davis took second in the 100 backstroke (57.24). Marthaler was fourth in both the 200 IM (2:27.38) and breaststroke (1:08.77).