By David Wolf ‘19
Tuesday, Jan. 22, the Brother Rice swim and dive team competed at the Fenwick Tri-meet.
The three teams at this meet included the Wolfpack of Saint Ignatius, the Friars of Fenwick, and the Crusaders. This annual meet was special this year. Seniors from Fenwick celebrated their last home meet of the season with a Senior Night celebration. This celebration consisted of recognizing the parents of seniors and reading fun facts about the students.
The Crusaders started out strong as they placed well in the 200 yard medley relay. This relay team consisted of Seth Miller, Sean Griffin, Daren Rodgers, and Kiernan Schumacher. Following this event, Pat Dumais and I swam in the 200 yard freestyle. I finished second with a time of 1:58.
Dumais said, “Well, in the 200 I dropped about half a second off my season best, so I’m feeling pretty good headed into taper week and conference. My relay performances were on par with how I’ve done all year. Factoring in the slick walls Fenwick has I’m pretty pleased with it.” Pat, along with the rest of the team,is prepared to begin tapering.
There was an outstanding performance by the lone diver, Chris Jones. His swift movements and flips on the board won him first place in the diving competition.
Junior Seth Miller also won his races in the 100 yard butterfly and 100 yard backstroke. Seth said, “Overall the varsity team swam strong. The seniors especially stepped up to lead by example with fast times to secure a big win over Ignatius and a close second place finish to Fenwick.” Seth humbly gave credit to the seniors as their leadership of the team starts to end.
The JV team did not have their best performance, placing third overall as a team.
As sectionals and conference nears, the varsity looks to send a few swimmers to state.