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SWIMMING: Highlanders sweep past BNL

Kaiti Siedl

Kaiti Siedl

Andrew Swenson

Andrew Swenson

GALENA – Floyd Central dominated with depth while splashing to a pair of wins over Bedford North Lawrence on Saturday morning.

The Highlanders won 9 events, and went 1-2 in all three relays, to conquer the Stars 136-50 in the girls meet. In the boys, Floyd Central posted 6 victories and went 1-2 in five of them to power past BNL 125-60.

Floyd Central results

In the boys meet, BNL’s Andrew Swenson won two events. The freshman touched first in the 200 individual medley (2:06.35) and the 100 backstroke (56.98), and he helped the Stars finish first in the 200 medley relay (1:47.64 with a five-second drop in time).

“Andrew is a solid kid,” BNL coach Terry Tlustek said. “He was challenged a bit today, but ultimately came out on top.  He needs to sharpen up some aspects of his breaststroke and when that happens he will be even more dangerous than he is now.”

BNL’s Alden Crosby won the diving with 206.25 points.

“He is becoming so reliable,” Tlustek said. “It is so nice to know that he has that nailed down.  With him being the only diver, we absolutely need those first-place points.”

Dillon Freiberger was a double winner for the Highlanders in the 100 freestyle (51.36) and 200 free (1:50.56).

In the girls meet, Kaiti Siedl was the only winner for the Stars as she claimed the 50 free (27.81).

“It was a tough meet,” Tlustek said .”We were two girls down and four guys down. That never helps. Floyd is a really good team.  You can see why they are always competing for conference champs every year on both the girls and guys sides.

“We are still early in the season and many of our swimmers are still trying to get used to the workload of practice. All we can do is work hard, learn from mistakes, and change what needs changed.  We still have some things to put together and once we do things will fall into place.  Other conference teams shouldn’t count us out.”