Panthers Drop Rocks on Senior Night

The UTHS Boys Swim Team dropped the Rock Island Rocks 107-74 at the UT Swim Pool on Senior Appreciation Night.  The Panthers won 7 out of 12 events in finishing their dual meet season with a 4-2 record.  Winners for the Panthers were:  Jacob Sommer (200 Free-2:02.41), Diego Hernandez (200 IM-2:17.52), Ian Johnson (50 Free-22.26), Eddie Sierra-Lee (Diving-221.55), Derek Mottet (100 Free-53.17), Jacob Johnson (500 Free-5:55.19), and the 200 Free Relay (Ian Johnson, Mottet, Hernandez, Alex Carr-1:36.91).  “It was a very solid meet by all the boys.  Our seniors were very good all night:  Alex Carr, Max Finley, Diego Hernandez, Ian Johnson, Derek Mottet, Jacob Schmall, Eddie Sierra-Lee, and Alex Verschoore.  Sierra-Lee hit all his hard dives tonight and broke the 200 barrier for the first time.  Now we can ready for the Conference Meet and rest up and see how fast we can swim.”

The JV team finished the season with a perfect 6-0 record as they crush the Rocks 130-18.  The young Panthers won all 12 events.  Winners for the Panthers were:  Christian Tygart (200 Free), Steven Pyevich (200 IM), Ethan Filby (50 Free, 100 Free), Cameron Hetzel (100 Fly), Tajaun Stacy (500 Free), Isaac Mojica (100 Back), Aaron Flemming (100 Breast), 200 Medley Relay (Daniel Lopez, Alex Verschoore, Pyevich, Jacob Schmall), 200 Free Relay (Flemming, Verschoore, Tygart, Filby), and the 400 Free Relay (Tyler Williams, Ryan Hannah, Jacob Finley, Cole Stevens).  “The boys were good again.  They keep getting faster every meet and are able to swim different events now.  Pyevich, Stacy, White, Filby, Hetzel, Schmall, Mojica, and Flemming were very good tonight!  Now we will see what we can do at the Conference meet.”

Next Meet Western Big 6 Conference Swim Meet Saturday-February 11, 2017

Diving – at Knoxville County YMCA     8:30 am

Swimming – at Galesburg High School     12:00 pm