Rails Tackle Two Meets in One Week

HooverNorth WinCrop

Celebrating the close win!

It was a busy week for the men’s swim team!

First – the guys took on Hoover/North Tuesday (1/7). The meet was filled with action-packed races all night long. The Rails trailed most of the meet, steadily closing the gap as each event passed. By the 400 Free Relay, the score was tied 78-78! In other words, whichever team won the relay was going to win the meet. And the Rails swam great, taking first and third to win by a final score of 88-82!

Meet Highlights
Here’s just a few highlights from Tuesday’s meet.

  • Tom Chidley’s 100 Fly time of 1:02.61 and 100 Back time of 1:02.78 with 1st place finishes in both
  • Cooper Worth taking second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:23.59
  • Devin Greenwood’s 5oo Free third place finish with a time of 6:09.32
  • Lucas Signor’s third place finish in the 100 Free with a 1:01.16

But that’s not all. Thursday (1/9), the guys headed to Indianola to face a strong team. The evening was filled with some great swims by all the guys, even though they didn’t come away with the “W”. In fact, several guys had new personal or season best times!

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Cooper Worth earning his Sub :55 Club Shirt

Meet Highlights
Here’s some noteworthy swims from Thursday’s meet.

  • Robby Blaylock splitting 25 seconds in the 200 Medley Relay, his best all year
  • Alec Haltom’s 100 Breaststroke time of 1:15, two seconds faster than his best
  • Tyler Whitehead dropping big time to a 1:10 in the 100 Breaststroke and taking 1st place
  • Cooper Worth splitting :54.20 in the 400 Free Relay and earning his Sub :55 T-shirt
  • The 400 Free Relay (Belden, Chidley, Worth, Worth) swimming a 3:36! Including Tom Chidley and Carter Worth earning new personal best split times, 55.96 and 51.22 respectively. Plus – Christan Belden had his fastest lead-off time yet, a 54.90

The Rails are now 2-1 vs. conference opponents and 4-4 on the season.

Up Next
Tuesday (1/14) Lincoln vs. Roosevelt at 5:30pm: It’s Senior Night! The Rails will be honoring our two seniors at the last home meet of the year. The Rails will be swimming the Riders for a chance at faster seed times for Districts. Come to the Roundhouse and cheer on the Rails!

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