At Osawatomie, Lions place fourth in second meet in as many days

For the second day in a row, the Lansing boys’ swim team entered the pool for a competition.
Traveling to Osawatomie Wednesday, the Lions finished fourth with 298.5 points out of the seven squads participating. Topeka Hayden was first with a score of 449.5.
“The team was tired from having two meets in a row, but there were some good performances and some state consideration times,” Lansing coach Josh Floetke said. “A few kids swam some events for the first time, and others for the first time in a while, and many did well.”
Chase Martin dropped 13 seconds in the 200 freestyle and placed sixth while doing so. In the 200 IM, Jose Guillen was seventh while Dylan Root posted his season’s best time of 31.91 seconds in the 50 free. Jake Hecht came in 13th place in the same race.
During the 100 butterfly, Dion DePaolis won fourth and Jack Bresser broke a minute, 58.79 seconds, in the 100 free to grab eighth.
In the 500 free, Martin won fifth and Hecht seventh while Bresser captured fourth in the 100 back to go along with a state consideration time.
Lansing had teams receive points in all three relays on the evening.
“We tried a few swimmers in some new events,” Floetke said. “There was good competition at this meet and we beat Turner, which puts us 2-2 against them this season.”
Lansing will swim at home Tuesday with the meet beginning at 3:30 p.m.