Last Tuesday, Savannah competed against the HUGE teams of Platte County and Parkville on Tuesday . Each of these teams were about 25 athletes deep, so team scoring was a challenge with only seven eligible SHS swimmers. However, we celebrated our freshman for stepping up with some excellent cuts and improvements.
Freshman, Isaiah Compton, cut time on both his individual events by swimming the 200 IM in 2:45.26 (10th place) and the 100 yard freestyle in 1:03.11 (8th Place). Our second freshman, Noah Gould, finished 4th in the 200 yard freestyle by cutting three seconds and finishing in 2:05.87. He also cut to a 25.72 in his 50 freestyle earning 6th overall. Our final freshman, Jayden Miller, cut over a second in his 100 freestyle at 1:15.20. Great job freshman!!
Junior, Gabe Chadwick, also cut on his 50 freestyle going a 26.83 and he tried his luck with the 200 freestyle swimming a solid 2:21.99 and finishing 7th. Chance Phillips also knocked time off of his 50 freestyle at 34.28.
Relays struggled to beat their times at this meet. Our relays need to step up quickly to hold a spot in the running for state.
On Thursday, the team headed south to compete at KC Central with Truman, Lincoln Prep, Warrensburg, and St Joe Central. This was a great day for our relay team. The 200 freestyle relay made up of B Gould, G Chadwick, I Compton, and N Gould cut two seconds and nabbed 2nd place with a time of 1:42.03. This puts this relay in 25th place in the state runnings. The 32 teams having swum the fastest times by the end of the season get to move on to post-season competition. The same boys make up our 400 yard freestyle relay. The guys cut over three seconds finishing first with a 3:54.35. Sitting currently in 27th place in Missouri, they will need to continue to improve to hold a spot.
In addition to that great relay showing, Dane Alexander cut 14 seconds off of his 200 yard freestyle time finishing 6th with a time of 2:39.08. Chance Phillips gave this race a shot for the first time finishing in 3:09.06.
Jayden Miller was placed to swim in the 200 individual medley. This is one of the most difficult races in high school swimming, and Jayden has only been swimming competitively for a month. Jayden completed the race in about three minutes, which is an awesome start! He unfortunately had a bad turn with disqualified him, but we will be giving him another shot in the race soon. Very proud of Jayden for stepping up.
Ben Gould, Gabe Chadwick, and Isaiah Compton all PRd in their 50 yard freestyle sprints swimming a 22.35, 26.00, and 27.97 respectively earning 1st, 4th, and 7th.
Ben and Noah Gould went head-to-head in the 100 yard butterfly earning 2nd and 3rd respectively – 1:00.47 and 1:05.18. Ben’s time earned him a state consideration spot. Ben has now qualified for state in all but one event.
Isaiah swam the 500 freestyle for the first time finishing in 2nd place at 6:27.62. Another new race was swam by Gabe Chadwick who gave the 100 yard backstroke a try. He finished 4th in 1:25.62.
The 100 yard breaststroke was won by Noah Gould in 1:15.32. Chance Phillips took 5th in 1:40.06.
Savannah, as a team, placed 3rd just 16 points behind Warrensburg.
The team looks forward to competing at MWSU and at Blue Springs this week.