It was close, but Arapahoe emerged from the water victorious. Heritage High School boys swim and dive team played host to Arapahoe on April 1 at the …
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It was close, but Arapahoe emerged from the water
Heritage High School boys swim and dive team played host to
Arapahoe on April 1 at the school in Littleton for non-league dual
action. The Warriors won the meet by a close 96-90 final.
Among several close races in the dual was in the 200-yard
freestyle. The Warriors’ Silas Getz won the event with a time of 1
minute, 52.31 seconds. Joey Hinton came in just over a second more
for Heritage for second place; however, both made Class 5A state
championship qualifying times in the event.
In the 100 free, Hinton had better success, having won the event
with 50.15 seconds on the clock. Arapahoe’s Andrew Gibbs was right
behind him, booking 50.67 as his time. Both times qualified for
Gibbs also made a state-qualifying time in the 200 individual
medley with 2:04.96. Teammate Kent Schnacke was second in that
event with 2:11.27 on the board.
Another state qualifying event for Heritage was in 1-meter
diving. The Eagles’ Tanner Nemkov finished with a score of 240 to
carve a notch among 5A’s hopefuls. Kris Eitel, also of Heritage,
was second in the springboard event with a score of 201.
Heritage came out on top in the 50 free with 50-yard William
Sanders finishing first with a time of 23.24, while fellow Eagle
Jake Neuwirth followed with 24.12. Sanders also gave a first-place
performance in the 100-yard breaststroke where he finished with
1:06.76 on the clock. Teammate Jesse Ireland followed in second
Ireland won the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.09. Arapahoe’s
Chad Fesler gave Ireland chase in the fly, but the Warriors took
second with 59.59.
As for the distance swim, Arapahoe had things locked up with
Matt Nadel winning the 500 free with 5:17.18 on the board. Fellow
Warriors Eric Kothlow followed for the event’s runner-up with
Arapahoe also had the 100 backstroke well in hand with Logan
Lagesse coming in first with 1:00.62. The Warriors’ Randy Maestas
finished second with 1:02.02.
In the relay events, Arapahoe teams stayed solid in the 200-yard
freestyle relay. The Warriors came in first with its time of
1:35.21 and second with 1:39.27. Arapahoe also won the 400 free
relay with 2:28.74. Heritage finished second in the event with
The Eagles managed to get the win in the 200 medley relay with a
time of 1:46.23. Arapahoe finished second in the event with
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