Members of the Grinnell – BGM Boys’ 200 and 400 Free Relay Teams are joined by Terry the Tiger, the GHS mascot, at the district meet at Grinnell College on Saturday, Jan. 29. Pictured are, from left: Blake Smith, Brody Petig, Justin Durr and Alex Smith.
Submitted by Travis Smith
The Grinnell – BGM Boys Swim Team had a strong conference meet and just missed taking 2nd place as a team by five points with a score of 339. They were edged out by Vinton-Shellsburg High School who garnered 344 points.
The meet was held on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Grinnell College Natatorium.
Following are the results:
The 200 Medley Relay (Kaden Heishman, Justin Durr, Blake Wilson, Alex Smith) took 3rd place (1:43.95) and crushed the state time from last season.
The 200 Free Relay (Blake Wilson, Brody Petig, Justin Durr, Alex Smith) fended off Vinton and Williamsburg to repeat as champs for the 3rd straight year in the event with a time of 1:33.08.
The 400 Free Relay easily finished in first but was disqualified for an early exchange. The time was right with their season best.
Justin Durr broke into the 57s in his 100 Fly and took 3rd place.
Kayden Heishman lowered his season best and took 3rd place in the 100 Back.
Brody Petig swam a season best in the 50 free and took 6th place.
Alex Smith and Brody Petig finished well in the 100 free taking 4th and 5th place.
Isaac Rhinehart smashed his 100 breast time and broke under 1:10 for the first time ever.
"Overall, it was a great meet for the Tigers,” noted Travis Smith, boys’ swim coach.
The Grinnell – BGM Boys Swim Team participated in the state-qualifying meet at Southeast Polk High School on Saturday, Feb. 5.
Pictured are the Grinnell – BGM swimmers who qualified for the All-Conference Academic Team (earning a 3.5 GPA or higher). Pictured from left, front row: Coach Travis Smith, Alex Smith, Kiran Jones, Alex Crites, Timo Mobley-Benoist. Back row: Kaden Heishman, Blake Wilson, Justin Durr, Peter Simpson, Tamer Bush and Liam Saunders. Photo submitted by Sarah Smith