Indians Have Strong Showing At Marshalltown Meet

The boys traveled back to Marshalltown to take on the Bobcats and the number 1 rated team in the state, Johnston Dragons. The Indians have been improving all year and they continued to show people that the swimmers are working hard as they continued to take time off of their swims and collect more team points in the process.

All high school swim meets start with the 200 Medley Relay and the Indians sent Jack Miller, Dawson Sarver, Carter Huyser and Nik Dykstra to the blocks and they swam another school record breaking time of 1:54.60 for a 4th place finish.

Jarod Miller was sent to swim the 200 Free for the first time in his career and he swam a 2:14.50 for a 4th place finish.

Osky loaded up the 50 Free event with 6 swimmers and Nik Dykstra came away with the best time of 25.08 for a 4th place finish and was followed by Connor Swim with a 25.99, Ean Beenken a 27.31, Colton Berg a 27.71, Sam Carmichael 29.33 and Jacob Spears swam a 30.57 to finish the Indian swimmers.

The 100 Butterfly was next and Carter Huyser took the honors for the Indians with a time of 1:04.74 for a 4th place finish and broke the previous Indian record for the event.

Connor Swim followed him up and swam a 1:12.23.

In the next event, the 100 Free, Colton Berg was sent out to compete for the Indians and he swam a 1:02.53.

The next big race was the 200 Free Relay and Osky sent 2 teams to compete in this as the team of Jack Miller, Nik Dykstra, Carter Huyser, and Dawson Sarver came away with another Indian record swimming with a time of 1:39.85 as they earned a second place finish and they were followed by the second team of Connor Swim, Ean Beenken, Colton Berg, and Jarod Miller who swam a 1:51.56.

The next individual event was the 100 Backstroke as Jack Miller went to the blocks and swam a 1:03.71 for a fourth place finish.

Next up was the 100 Breast as Dawson Sarver went out and earned a first place finish by swimming it in 1:05.67 and was followed by Jarod Miller who swam a 1:19.38 and earned a third place finish.

With a quick turn-around time for Dawson and Jarod they joined Jack Miller and Carter Huyser to swim the last event of the night, 400 Freestyle Relay. They broke the old Indian swimming record by over 7 seconds as they swam it in 3:51.40 and took home the fourth place finish.

The young Indian swim team continues to get better as they have broken 9 out of the 11 Indian records from previous years and they continue to break some of their own that they had set earlier this year. The Grinnell invite is next as there will be 6 tough opponents that will be there this Saturday to compete in the Grinnell College pool.

Story provided by Todd Miller

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