Eagles News · Boy’s Swim and Dive Finish at 3rd State Finals

The 2018-2019 Boys Swimming and Diving team finished third at the Division 1 state championship on Saturday, March 9th.  The third place finish is the highest finish for the team at the Division 1 meet.  The Eagles scored 164 points to take the bronze trophy home.  The winner of the meet was OK Red foe West Ottawa.  The 2019 State team include the following athletes:

Class of 2019 Gabe Boonstra, Collin Kline, Matt Lawrence and Adam Simon Class of 2020 John Dirkse, Chandler Jones, Sam Myaard, Wes Obetts, Patrick Tutt, Ian Worst
Class of 2021 Nate Chalmers, Gabe Ecenbarger, Liam Kuiper, Colin McDowell

Class of 2022 Micah Bayle, Henry Booker, Ethan Holwerda

Over the course of the meet, these swimmers broke 6 school records, 14 All-State performances and 10 All-American provisional times.
Highlights from the meet include:
200 Medley Relay Myaard, Dirkse, Worst, Obetts 4th place   1:34.91
(New School Record, All-State, All-American)
200 Freestyle Sam Myaard 9th place 1:41.99 (New School Record)
50 Freestyle Gabe Boonstra 7th place 21.45 (All-State)
100 Butterfly Ian Worst 14th place 52.18
100 Freestyle
Gabe Boonstra 3rd place 45.78 (New School Record, All-State, All-American in preliminaries 45.38)
Chandler Jones 14th place 47.81
500 Freestyle Sam Myaard 2nd Place 4;35.24 (All-State)
200 Freestyle Relay Jones, Boonstra, Obetts, Worst 5th place 1:26.52
(New School Record in preliminaries 1:26.42 All-State)
100 Backstroke Liam Kuiper 14th place 53.50
100 Breaststroke John Dirske 9th place 57.05 (School Record, All-American)
Ian Worst 15th place 59.17
400 Free Relay Jones, Boonstra, Obetts, Myaard 3rd Place 3:07.95
( School Record, All-State, All-American)