The Rails are now 2-1 on the season after a winning a double dual meet against NCMP and Oskaloosa on Tuesday (11/29). The Rails jumped out to an early lead over Oskaloosa and kept it for the entire meet. However, NCMP proved to be more a challenge. The Rails and Cardinals were tied at the first break. But the Rails won the next four straight events! This put the guys in the lead, securing their victory in the end.
“The meet started out a little rocky for the team as the guys continued to adapt to swimming in a 25 meter pool. Swimming meters is definitely a first more most of the guys on our team!” said Coach Weber. “But they didn’t let that deter them and they put up a good fight as the meet continued. This led to winning several events later in the meet which helped us win the meet.”
Rails vs. NCMP: 58-36
Rails vs. Oskaloosa: 76-18
Double Dual Differences
Double dual swim meets work differently than normal meets. Each team is only allowed to enter two varsity and two junior varsity swimmers in each event (instead of the traditional three). Scoring also works differently with individual events scoring 4-3-1 instead of 6-4-3-2-1. While relay scoring is 6-3-1 instead of 8-4-2. Each team competes against the other, which is how the Rails came away with two “W’s” from a single meet. Double duals should not be confused with a “triangular” meet, which is another meet structure with it’s own distinct scoring.
Below are just few highlights from the meet. All varsity swims can be viewed in QuikStats.
- Medley Relay (Greenwood, Whitehead, Worth, Clark) had a season best time of 1:47.87
- Miguel Espinoza had a season-best time in the 500 Free, 5;39.75
- Leon Urias had his untampered best time of 6:06.41 in the 500 Free
- Devin Greenwood won the 100 Back in 1:00.83
- Tyler Whitehead’s 1:10.36 100 Breaststroke time earned him first place
Note, all the times above are converted times and so they will vary from the times displayed at the meet, which are meter times.
Below are just a few photos from the meet. 90+ photos are on the team’s photo website. Log-in is required to download photos. Thank you to all of our parent photographers for sharing photos! If you’d like to upload your photos, you can do so on the team’s website.