The 2017-18 team is already working hard to prepare for their season which starts several months from now! The guys look to add depth and star power in many events for dual meets and the district meet. With a team that continues to build on last year’s depth, the Rails are looking forward to a successful season. The Rails aim to have a winning record, repeat as Metro Conference Champs and make a big trip to Marshalltown!
A Look Back At The 2016-17 Season
The 2016-17 Rails Men’s swim team worked hard day in and day out to leave their mark in the history books at Lincoln High School. They were the most prepared team in Coach Weber’s tenure, as they had spent the previous 11 months participating in off-season training. The dedication to their sport paid off when they inked their names in nine Rails Top 5 All Times.
Devin Greenwood and Cooper Worth earned their Sub :50 shirts. Meanwhile Miguel Espinoza, Konnor Klocke and Logan Neifert earned their Sub :55 shits and Mark Hubbell earned his Sub :60 shirt. The Medley Relay (Greenwood, Whitehead, Worth and Clark) set the Medley Relay record with a historic 1:38.72 and took 11th at the state meet. Devin Greenwood also set the 100 Back record with a 54.14! In all, five events qualified for the state meet, including the 50 Free, 100 Fly and the 400 Free Relay (Clark, Worth, Greenwood, Santiago).
The team won the Metro Conference Championship meet for the first time in school history and also finished first in the overall conference standings. They ended the season 8-1 overall.
2016-17 award winners are:
MVP Award: Devin Greenwood and Javier Santiago
Tom Cady Achievement Award: Domenic Gardner
Rookie of the Year: Konnor Klocke
Most Improved: Brayden Clark (V) and Reid May (JV)
Workhorse Award: Miguel Espinoza (V) and Leon Urias (JV)
Captain’s Jacket: Javier Santiago
Team Captains: Domenic Gardner, Devin Greenwood and Cooper Worth