The varsity members of the Rails Men’s Swim team headed to Cedar Falls on Saturday (12/10) to participate in the Men’s Marcussen Invite. This year the invite featured Jefferson High School, Decorah, DM Lincoln, Dowling Catholic, Mason City, Muscatine, Pleasant Valley, and Waukee. Swimming against these powerhouse schools gives the Rails a chance to compete against some of the best swimmers in the state. A chance that typically wouldn’t come until the State Meet.
“We took a different approach this year to prepare for this meet. I think it paid off, as we had guys swam better at this meet than they ever have,” said Coach Weber. “It was awesome to see the guys do so well. When competing at essentially a mini-state meet, being able to go toe-to-toe with most of the swimmers here was definitely an accomplishment.”
Below are a few meet highlights from the invite.
- Medley Relay (Greenwood, Whitehead, Worth, Clark) has a season best time of 1:46.06
- Konnor Klocke had a personal best time in the 200 Free, 2:01.71
- 200 Free Relay (Clark, Worth, Greenwood, Santiago) had a season best time of 1:37.74
- Cooper Worth had a season best time in the 100 Fly, 1:01.79
- Brayden Clark’s 53.96 100 Free time was great
- Javier Santiago had a great time in the 500 Free, 5:38.10
- Devin Greenwood had a season best 100 Back time
- Drew Garrett had a season best time of 1:10.73
- Tyler Whitehead had an untapered best time in the 100 Breaststroke of 1:07.71
- Domenic Gardner had a season best time of 1:20.87
Below are a few photos from the meet. More can be found on the team photo website.