“The boys are starting to push themselves, many had their best times of the season and career,” Orioles head coach Joe Schneider said.
“They took their diving board out, so we put Evan Bennett, who normally dives, in the 100-yard freestyle to race Hayden Madl … and what a race it was. Madl (54.57) out-touched Bennett (54.61) by .04”
Swimmers with season best times included Madl, Lucas Peterson, Bennett and Kyle Wendt winning the 200-yard medley relay in 1:57.61.
Lucas Miller touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle with his time of 2:15.06. Also finishing first was the 400-yard freestyle relay squad of Rowen Vaara, Gavin Smith, Matthew Snyder and Miller in a combined time of 4:11.75.
Vaar also had a second place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:15.06 while Smith finished third in a time of 2:15.81.
Smith also picked up a second place in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 6:02.86.
Nevin Slater was fourth in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:28.86 and Carter Anderson took fourth place in the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:46.29.
The Orioles have two home meets coming up, Thursday, Feb. 10 against Manistee and Tuesday, Feb. 15 with Fremont.