NW boys take 17 firsts
Northwest’s boys’ swim team had 17 first place finishes in its meet against Westwood Heights last Thursday night at Northwest.
In the 8 & under 25 backstroke, Andrew Bays placed first with a time of 26.09.
In the 9 & 10 age division, Roman Herman won the 50 free with a time of 34.70, the 25 fly with a time of 18.56, and the 25 back in 21.03.
Also in the 9 & 10 group, Andre Negron took first place in the 25 breaststroke with a time of 23.66.
Corbin Eisenhardt came in first in the 50 free with a time of 35.13, Elijah Flickinger won the 50 backstroke with a time of 49.34, and Malcolm Collins placed first in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 48.59, all in the age 11 & 12 division.
Patrick Gilhool won two events, the 11 &12 50 butterfly with a time of 34.18, and the 12 & under 100 IM with a time of 1:20.76.
“Everything is pretty good [this year]. I’m at the top of my age group now. The practices can be hard but it’s fun,” Gilhool said.
Addison Collins won the 13 & 14 50 free with a time of 29.29, and the 100 IM with a time of 1:16.48.
“[In the 50 free] when you’re under water, that’s the fastest part, so you have to have a good start. You try not to look at the lane next to you,” said Collins. “I learned how to improve most of my strokes from Carolyn [Koch].”
Koch, along with Jacob Jones, John Buttillo, Reagan Morrison, and Herm Rij are assisting head coach Reik Foust this summer.
Also in the 13 & 14 age group, Seth Coleman won the 50 fly with a time of 35.88, Ben Service won the 50 backstroke with a time of 37.12, and Daniel Keats placed first in the 50 breaststroke with a time of 37.60.
Northwest’s boys won three relay events against Westwood Heights.
Eisenhardt, Malcolm Collins, Gilhool, and Tim Wetmore took first place in the 12 & under 200 medley relay in 2:45.07, John Jones, Sam Capwell, Spencer Smith, and Ben Stuckey won the 13 & over 200 medley relay, and Bays, Gilhool, Stuckey, Addison Collins, and Herman won the crescendo relay in 2:07.17.