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Gaining experience in early races
Swim team takes 11th at first invite

by Christine Bolin Dascher


The Oswego-Oswego East boys’ swimming and diving team competed in the first big meet of the season at Neuqua Valley on Saturday, and the young and inexperienced squad finished 11th.

“Some of the guys were intimidated, but our two anchors, Tyler (Guist) and Quinn (Parlier) did well,” Oswego-Oswego East head coach Deryl Leubner said. “Some of the other guys are still getting used to how the varsity level swims and competes.”
Naperville Central won the meet with a final score of 428.50, followed by Hinsdale Central (366.50), Metea Valley (299.50), Neuqua Valley (279), Waubonsie Valley (217), St. Charles East (151), Naperville North (137), St. Charles North (132.50), Lincoln-Way North (112), Lincoln-Way East (93), Oswego-Oswego East (61) and Lockport (48).

“To be honest, I didn’t see too much how the other teams were doing because a lot of our guys were not competing in the same heats as some of the better swimmers,” Leubner said. “With an inexperienced team like this, we’re coaching a lot of the younger guys more during the meets.”

Parlier placed third overall in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.67 and in the 100-yard freestyle in 50.00. He was also part of the 200-yard free relay team with Guist, Cody Padlo and Mark Urso that placed 13th overall in 1:35.20.

Those same four swimmers ended up 15th overall in the 400-yard free relay in 3:36.75.

“Quinn is really starting to get into swim shape after missing some of the fall season,” Leubner said. “He’s progressing very nicely.”

Individually, Guist went fifth overall in the 500-yard free in 4:58.62 and 14th overall in the 100-yard backstroke in 58.52.

“He had a great off-season, and is in tremendous shape now,” Leubner said of Guist.
Padlo went 19th overall in the 100-yard butterfly (59.97) and 25th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:59.51). Urso finished 24th in the 200-yard free in 1:59.21 and 24th in the 500-yard free (5:23.71).

In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Tommy Dunn, Rhys Johanns, Justin Rosas and Michael Latzke clocked in at 2:00.95 while the other team of Michael Egan, Christian Hill, Carter Licul and Jamie Snyder finished in 2:16.67.

In the 200-yard free, Dunn clocked in at 2:06.23 while Egan finished in 2:36.23. In the 200-yard IM, Rosas finished in 2:20.32. In the 50-yard free, Johans clocked in at 26.05 and Brandon Ramsbottom ended up finishing in 29.86.

In the 100-yard fly, Latzke ended up with a time of 1:08.57. In the 100-yard free, Steven Strange finished in 1:16.38. In the 200-yard free relay, the team of Snyder, Latzke, Licul and Rosas went 1:53.04.

Dunn went 1:08.60 in the 100-yard backstroke, Rosas clocked in at 1:13.15 in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard free relay team of Dunn, Egan, Hill and Johans timed in at 4:07.34.

The team will not compete again until 2014. On Jan. 4, the squad will head to Waubonsie Valley for an invite that begins at 10 a.m. After that, they will compete at DeKalb in an Independent Conference meet on Jan. 7.

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