Lansing High played host to its annual relay swimming meet and the Lions’ boys acquitted themselves well in a loaded field.
Lansing took fifth with 112 points, finishing behind Topeka Seaman, which won the event with 22 points, St. James Academy, Bishop Miege and Mill Valley.
“Our meet was a little different as only three of the events are swam in a normal high school meet and yet, we saw 11 state qualifying times and two consideration times in just those events,” Lansing High head coach Josh Floetke said. “That doesn't include leadoff legs which can also qualify in the individual event of the same distance.”
Lansing’s top performers on the day were junior Maxwell Walck, who earned consideration times in the 400 freestyle relay and with his leadoff leg.
Zach Crumpacker got a consideration time in the leadoff leg of the 200.
The relays allowed coaches to tinker with some ideas to get times down.
“I am sure the coaches took advantage of this as their opportunity for cuts in the 200 free, 100 free and 50 free,” Floetke said. “We saw a lot of great talent in the pool today. Attracting good competition to a home meet is a good motivator, especially this early in the season. Hopefully it helps our athletes expand on their goals.
“It was a fun meet. Lots of swim parents and friends pitched in to make it go smoothly.”