Rails Swim Strong Despite Loss to Valley

The Rails opened their season at home against one of the top teams in the state, the Valley Tigers. Despite losing the meet 110-60, the Rails still had strong performances from the guys.

The Rails started out well, swimming to a close second in the Medley Relay. The team swam to several more top three finishes over the course of the evening and won the 100 Back and 100 Breaststroke. “It was great to see the team start out strong. I encouraged the guys to work out in the off-season so we could be prepared for success this season.  Tonight, they saw their hard work pay off, with many seeing personal bests or close to it,” said Coach Weber.

The Rails head to Newton on the 29th for a double dual.

Meet Highlights
While we can’t recognize everyone, below are few meet highlights.

  • Konnor Klocke, freshman, swam his best time in the 200 Free, a 2:02.23, and took 2nd place
  • Mark Hubble, a junior new to the team, won the JV 50 Free with his best time, a 27.45
  • Freshman, Reid May, swam his best time in the 50 Free, 30.14
  • Reese Virden, junior, had a solid swim in his 100 Fly – a 1:04.00 and took 2nd place
  • Logan Neifert, freshman, earned his Sub :60 shirt in the 100 Free with his time of 57.67
  • Lean Urias, junior, won the JV 500 Free with his best time – 6:09.12
  • Senior, Devin Greenwood, won the Varsity 100 Back with his time of 1:00.25
  • Tyler Whitehead, senior, won the 100 Breaststroke in a 1:08.78
  • Konnor Klocke anchored the 400 Free Relay in a 54.96! He earned his Sub :60 AND Sub :55 shirts in the same race!

Photos from the meet are below. View all the photos from the meet on the team’s photo website. A link can be found in the upper right hand corner of the website.


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