The Oskaloosa Boys High School Swim Team traveled to Marshalltown to swim against the hosts and the Des Moines Roosevelt swim teams to kick off their season. The team this year is still young but has a good mixture of kids from all grade levels that are working hard to get better.
The Indians came out of the gate looking strong as the 200-yard Medley Relay team of Owen Gordon, Jarod Miller, Carson Breon, and Jack Miller took second place with a time of 1:51.06. This time is already 4 ½ seconds faster than their best time last year.
The next race was the 200 Free and Jack Dawson was the first individual swimmer for Osky this year as he swam a 2:12.59 which was also faster than his best time last year.
In the next event, 200-IM, Colin Fiechtner took to the blocks and finished in a time of 2:34.99. The final races in the first section of the meet was the 50-Free JV and Varsity events. Anthony Chavez and Nicholas Koenig who are both new to the sport of swimming competed in their first JV event and set the bar for the rest of the year as they swam 41.52. Jack Miller was up next in the Varsity 50-Free and swam a 24.46 to take home second place honors. After a short intermission the 100-Fly race was next and Carson Breon earned a third-place finish with a time of 1:01.34 and Jarod Miller was fourth place with a time of 1:01.74.
The second session started with the 100-Free as Jack Dawson took 4th place in a time of 58.04, a personal best, and was followed by Nicholas Koenig with a 1:35.91 and Anthony Chavez with a time of 2:43.77. The long grueling race, 500-Free, was swam by Owen Gordon as he earned second place honors with a 5:48.99. Coach Grant was impressed with Owen as it is early in the year for this fast of a race. The next race was the 200 Freestyle Relay as Osky sent the team including Colin Fiechtner, Carson Abrahamson, Jack Dawson, and Carson Breon to the blocks and they finished the race in a time of 1:43.99.
The final session of the night started with the 100-Backstroke event as Oskaloosa sent Jack Miller who earned 3rd place honors and finished in a time of 1:02.43 and Colin Fiechtner who finished in 1:13.79. In the 100-Breastroke Osky sent Jarod Miller who earned a 3rd place finish with a time of 1:11.27, personal best, and Carson Abrahamson finished in 1:19.73. The final race of the night was the 400-Free Relay as Osky earned a 3rd place finish here in a time of 3:49.72, which was faster than all of last year, and it was swam by the team members of Carson Breon, Owen Gordon, Jack Miller, and Jarod Miller.
Next on the schedule for the Indians is traveling to Des Moines East and taking on them and Marshalltown on Thursday, November 30th at 5:30pm. Reminder in advance is that the Boys Swim team has their first ever home swim meet on Dec 14, at the YMCA.