Panther 5th at Burlington Invite

The UTHS Panther Boys Swim Team had a strong 5th place finish at the 12 team Burlington Invitational.  The Panther boys tallied 179 points, with Pleasant Valley winning the meet with 414 points.  Top 8 finishers for the Panthers were:  Ian Johnson (50 Free-4th-22.86, 100 Free-3rd-51.13), Jacob Johnson (50 Free-6th-23.68, 100 Back-6th-58.84), 200 Medley Relay (Jacob Johnson, Max Finley, Ian Johnson, Derek Mottet-6th-1:48.34), 200 Free Relay (Ian Johnson, Jacob Johnson, Mottet, Diego Hernandez-2nd-1:33.48), and the 400 Free Relay (Hernandez, Jacob Sommer, Jakob Lybarger, Cole Stevens-7th-3:46.86).  “We swam a much better meet than this past Tuesday.  We finished better, our turns were better, and we had a lot of positive swims.  Maybe the three meets in 5 days was a little much, but we got back to some hard training on Wednesday and Thursday and it showed up in how we swam today.  We had some really nice swims from Jacob Sommer, Jakob Lybarger, Max and Jacob Finley, Jacob Johnson, Derek Mottet, Steven Pyevich, Daniel Lopez, and Diego Hernandez.  We had a real nice swim by our 200 Free Relay in getting second place and having their best time by over a second.”

Next Meet:

Rock Island JV Invitational

Monday-January 16, 2017  @ Rock Island High School  12:30 pm