(Indianola, Iowa) – The Oskaloosa Indian swimmers headed out for an Invitational Swim meet on Saturday and the boys came away with a great showing. The boys earned 5 top 3 finishes in the 11 races and several more finished in the top 5. At the meet they were competing against Indianola (Indianola, Winterset, Knoxville, SE Warren), NCMP (Newton, Colfax, Mingo, Pella) and Grinnell swim teams all at the new YMCA in Indianola.
The boys started out with a great race in the 200 Medley Relay as Colin Fiechtner, Jack Dawson, Jack Miller and Jarod Miller finished in a time of 1:53.68 to earn a 3rd place finish and the Bronze medal to start off the meet.
Next up was the 200 Free and Owen Gordon was able to take several seconds off of his personal best and finished in a time of 2:01.51 for a 4th place finish and Nicholas Koenig stepped up and swam his first 200 Free in his career in a time of 2:53.20
Carson Breon was next as he stepped up to the blocks and swam the 200 IM in a time of 2:15.01 and earned a 2nd place finish, Silver Medal, for the Indians.
In the 50 Free Oskaloosa sent 4 swimmers to compete in the event. Top finisher for the Indians was Colin Fiechtner who swam a 25.19 for a 7th place finish, Jarod Miller swam a 25,74 for an 8th place finish, Carson Abrahamson finished in 26.48 and Anthony Chavez finished in a time of 34.45
Next event was the 100 Fly as Oskaloosa sent Jack Miller who finished in a time of 59.47 for a 2nd place finish, Silver Medal, and Jack Dawson who finished in a time of 1:03.35 for a 6th place finish.
In the 100 Free Oskaloosa sent 4 swimmers to compete in this event. Carson Breon was the top finisher for the Indians as he swam a 54.11 for a 4th place finish. Next was Owen Gordon who finished in a time of 54.67 for the 5th place position. Then Nicholas Koenig finished in a time of 1”15.17 and Anthony Chavez finished in a time of 1:27.26.
The longest race of the day, 500 Free, was swam by Colin Fiechtner has he finished in a time of 5:52.37 for a 6th place finish for the Indians.
In the 200 Free Relay, Oskaloosa was able to take home the 4th place finish as the team of Jack Miller, Jack Dawson, Owen Gordon, and Carson Breon were able to finish in a time of 1:36.68, new school record, and the 10th place finish by Carson Abrahamson, Anthony Chavez, Nicholas Koenig and Jarod Miller who finished in 2:02.12.
Next up was the 100 Back as the Indians sent Jack Miller to the blocks and he was able to come away with the only 1st place finish, Gold Medal, of the day for the team by swimming a time of 1:00.12, new school record.
In the 100 Breast event Jack Dawson was able to finish in a time of 1:10.14 which earned him a 3rd place finish and Carson Abrahamson was able to finish in a time of 1:18.87 for a 5th place finish.
The last event of the day was the 400 Free Relay as the team of Owen Gordon, Colin Fiechtner, Jarod Miller, and Carson Breon was able to finish in a time of 3:50.59 to earn the 5th place finish.
Next meet for the Indians is Thursday as they travel to Grinnell to make up the one that was cancelled earlier due to severe weather.
Credit: Todd Miller