Seniors Eddie Sierra-Lee and Ian Johnson both finished in 37th place at the IHSA State Swim Meet. Sierra-Lee finished with a 5 dive score of 173.30 and Ian Johnson finished with a time of 22.03 in the 50 Free. “Both boys did a real nice job on their first trip to the State Meet. Eddie dove really well and Ian was just a bit off in the 50 but he had a huge time drop last weekend in it so it was going to be an uphill battle to hold it. We are proud of both boys representing UTHS at the highest level of high school swimming.”
Senior diver Eddie Sierra-Lee was named this weeks Daily Dispatch Pacesetter. Sierra-lee earned this first time honor for his win at the East Moline United Sectional Swim Meet in diving and his advancement to the IHSA State Meet.
The Boys Panther Swim Team opened its 2017 dual meet season by caging the Burlington Greyhounds 99-71 at the Burlington High School Swim Pool. The Panthers won 9 out of 11 events at the dual meet. Winners for the Panthers were: Diego Hernandez (500 Free-5:54.02), Max Finley (200 IM-2:27.73), Ian Johnson (50 Free-22.68, 100 Free-52.38), Evan Juarez (100 Fly-1:00.81), Jacob Johnson (100 Back-1:04.39), 200 Medley Relay (Jacob Johnson, Finley, Juarez, Ian Johnson-1:48.15), 200 Free Relay (Derek Mottet, Juarez, Jacob Johnson, Ian Johnson-1:35.35), and the 400 Free Relay (Hernandez, Jacob Sommer, Jakob Lybarger, Mottet-3:47.41). “We had a really good meet for the first one of the year. Most of the boys are way ahead of where they were last year at this time. They also really battled all meet long against a much improved Burlington team. Some really good swims were turned in by Jacob Sommer, Derek Mottet, Ian Johnson, Daniel Lopez, and Evan Juarez.”
The JV team also opened up its season by downing Burlington 98-64. The young Panthers won 6 out of 11 events. Winners for the Panthers were: Tyler Williams 9150 Free), Steven Pyevich (50 Fly), Seth Hannah (250 Free), Tajaun Stacy (50 back), 100 Medley Relay (Aaron Flemming, Alex Verschoore, Cameron Hetzel, Cody Popejoy), and the 200 Free Relay (Seth Hannah, Ryan Hannah, Christian Tygart, Williams). “It was a good experience for all of the JV kids. We have a lot of first year kids and we only had a couple of disqualifications. All of them got in three or four races and did well in all of them.”
Next Meet: Triangular vs Dubuque Hempstead and Macomb
Friday-December 9, 2017 5:00 pm @ UTHS