Source: Sherman Publications

A win, a loss and 8 records

by Andrew Moser

January 12, 2011

The boys varsity swim team split another Oakland Activities Association dual meet on Thursday, Jan. 6 against Troy Athens High School and Bloomfield Hills Andover High School.

In the midst of a 92-91 victory over Athens and a 113-70 loss to Andover, the Wildcats set eight school records, something that swim coach Jackie Rank was extremely excited pleased with.

I am so proud of the boys and am excited to see what they can do on Thursday when we host Hazel Park, she said.

Individual results are as follows:

200 Medley Relay: The Wildcat A relay of Jarred Butler, Zach Lavender, Jimmy Walker and Blake Hibdon won the event with a school record time of 1:51.68.

200 Freestyle: Joey Tasch came in second against Andover and first against Athens with his time of 2:06.44.

200 Individual Medley: Butler came in second against Andover and first against Athens with his time of 2:22.08, setting a school record. Lavender came in fourth against Andover and second against Athens.

50 Freestyle: Walker set a school record with his event winning time of 23.04. Dylan Hency came in fifth against Andover and third against Athens.

100 Butterfly: Walker set a school record and won the event with a time of 58.55. Hency came in fifth against Andover and third against Athens.

100 Freestyle: Hibdon came in third against Andover and first against Athens with a time of 55.46. Vandecar was fifth against Andover and fourth against Athens.

500 Freestyle: Butler set a school record and came in second against both teams with a time of 5:15.43. Tasch came in third against both teams.

200 Free Relay: Oxford A Relay of Sean Thomas, Lavender, Hency and Tasch came in second against Andover and first against Athens with a time of 1:06.00. Vandecar came in fourth against Andover and fifth against Athens.

100 Breaststroke: Lavender came in third against Andover and first against Athens with a time of 1:13.69. Steven DeClercq came in fifth for the Wildcats against both teams.

400 Free Relay: Two school records were set in this event. The A relay of Walker, Tasch, Hibdon and Butler set the record with their overall first place time of 3:36.38. Walker, the lead-off swimmer, also set the record in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 52.55.

Up next for the swimmers is a home meet against Hazel Park on Thursday, Jan. 13. The meet begins at 6 p.m.