The Oskaloosa Indians Swim Team traveled to Grinnell on Saturday to compete in their large invitational event. There were teams there from LinnMar, Indianola, Ottumwa, Des Moines East, Grinnell, Vinton-Shellsburg, Williamsburg and Osky all competing during the day. The Indians finished the day in the middle of the pack by beating a couple of the teams and getting closer to beating a couple more.
It was a day of swimming a lot of relays as it all started in the first event as Osky sent two teams to compete in the 200 Medley Relay with the team of Jack Miller, Jack Dawson, Carson Breon, and Owen Gordon (pictured above) who swam a 1:51.14 to take home a 3rd place finish and the team of Colin Fiechtner, Carson Abrahamson, Jarod Miller, and Nic Koenig who finished in a time of 2:07.47 for a 13th place finish out of the 20 teams.
Next up was the 200 Free and Colin Fiechtner jumped right back in the pool to swim a 2:09.80 for the Indians while finishing 7th.
In the 200 IM Osky sent Carson Breon to the blocks and he came away with a time of 2:19.36 and earned a 4th place finish for the Indians.
Next up was the 50 Free and Osky sent Nic Koenig who swam a 35.56 for the Indians as he continues to take time off every week.
In the 100 Free event Owen Gordon went up and swam a personal best in a time 54.86 for a 5th place finish for the Indians.
The following event is the long grueling 500 Free and Osky sent Jarod Miller to the blocks and he came away with a time of 5:45.23 for a 7th place finish.
The next event is the 200 Free Relay and Osky again sent 2 teams to compete against everyone as the team of Jack Miller, Jack Dawson, Owen Gordon, and Carson Breon swam a 1:38.61 to earn a 4th place finish and team of Colin Fiechtner, Carson Abrahamson, Nic Koenig, and Jarod Miller swam a time of 1:59.08 for the Indians.
The big excitement came on the 100 Backstroke Event as Jack Miller took the blocks for the Indians and after a great start he was able to hold the lead throughout the race to come away with the Gold Medal in a time of 1:01.22. Coach Grant always enjoys seeing his swimmers step up and take control of an event and show everybody how hard the team has been working to improve their times.
The last individual event of the day was the 100 Breast as Carson Abrahamson finished the race in 1:20.46 for a 12th place finish.
The last relay of the day was the 400 Free Relay as Osky sent 2 teams to compete in this event. The team of Carson Breon, Owen Gordon, Jack Dawson, and Jack Miller finished in a time of 3:44.00 and earned a 5th place finish for the Indians and the team of Colin Fiechtner, Carson Abrahamson, Nic Koenig, and Jarod Miller finished in a time of 4:29.91.
The team is continuing to improve this year and they are looking forward to the first ever Oskaloosa Boys home swim meet on Thursday, December 14th. We are hoping to see the Indian Pride show up and support the team.