Tim Schweizer and Cogan Davis each had two wins to help the Blue Springs boys swimming and diving team to a victory in a four-team meet Wednesday.
The Wildcats won 11 of 12 events to total 756.5 points to top Grain Valley (361.5), Truman (206) and William Chrisman (21) at Henley Aquatic Center.
“Very happy with (Wednesday’s) effort,” Wildcats coach Kevin Bigham said. “We've really upped the training intensity so the boys are really tired, and we swam off events, but the team raced really well and showed a lot of grit."
Freshman John Bellinghausen and sophomore Larry Baldwin each claimed their first career event wins. Bellinghausen prevailed in the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 15.92 seconds, while Baldwin won the 100 backstroke in 1:12.23.
Schweizer took first in both the 200 individual medley (2:15.59) and 100 butterfly (59.76), while Davis triumphed in the 50 freestyle (23.91) and 100 freestyle (54.51).
Josiah Thomson won diving with a score of 223.25, topping Grain Valley’s Eli Hendricks (197.55). Gabe Marthaler got the Wildcats’ other individual win in the 100 breaststroke (1:09.89), and Blue Springs swept all three relays.
Riley Fangman claimed Grain Valley’s lone win in the 500 freestyle (6:28.46).
Aiden Shearer (1:28.77) was third behind Baldwin and Fangman (1:28.41) in the 100 backstroke, Cameron Rieder was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:20.93) and Tyler Jeffries was fourth in both the breaststroke (1:22.07) and 50 freestyle (27.24) to lead Truman.
Joseph Bartosick had Chrisman’s best finish with a fifth-place showing in the 100 freestyle (1:11.99).
LEE’S SUMMIT WEST 233, BLUE SPRINGS SOUTH 79: George Bahr claimed a pair of wins but Blue Springs South didn’t have enough to get past state and Suburban Big Six power Lee’s Summit West Wednesday at Lee’s Summit Aquatics Center.
Bahr narrowly missed the automatic state qualifying time with a win in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:04.45. He also claimed a win in the 100 freestyle in 53.33 seconds.
“The boys got some good experience by competing against one of the better teams in the state and the favorite to win our conference,” Jaguars coach Errich Oberlander said. “We also had our first road meet of the year and it was a good experience to compete in the pool that will host our conference championship meet.”
James Price had South’s only second-place finish in diving with a score of 184.80 to finish behind West’s Will Schnelle (186.60).
Leo Kurucz had wins in the 50 freestyle (23.37) and 100 butterfly (55.77) to lead the Titans.