Boys swimmers make waves at state



Kyle Johnson
After a successful 16th place finish at the boy’s Class A State Meet last year, junior Kyle Johnson will enter into this year’s state final with the experience and dedication necessary for success. Johnson, who has been swimming for ten years, qualified for state at the 2A section meet in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke; achieving a school record in the latter. “[The season] was pretty good even though we lost most of the meets. All the state qualifiers are very qualified,” said Johnson.



Tyler Metz
Marking his first state tournament appearance, freshman Tyler Metz is excited to participate in the state tournament. Metz advanced to State in two events: the 200 meter Free Relay and the 400 meter Free Relay. In the section final, Metz and his 200 Free team of junior Matt Bonvino, sophomore Peter McCague, and freshman Tommy McGinn placed third with a time of 1:36.62, while his 400 Free team of junior Kyle Johnson and freshman Tommy McGinn and Carson Knoer placed second with a time of 3:27.36. “Even though we have a small team, we still have many individuals and relay groups that have done great this season,” Metz said.



Matt Bonvino
On his way to state, junior Matt Bonvino proudly give credit to his loyal teammates who helped him get to state. “I found out right as Tyler touched the wall, stealing 3rd place. I was very shocked that we were able to keep up with the best of best schools in our section, who have much larger teams. It just goes to show if you have faith in your team, you can accomplish any goal you set forth to achieve” said Bonvino.


untitled-750x500Carson Knoer 
With the season coming to an end, freshman Carson Knoer was excited to be advancing to the State Tournament. Although hesitant at the beginning of the season, the hard work and dedication he put in payed off in the end. “I finished my race, looked up at the times board, saw that I had qualified, and nearly died! I looked across to Kyle [Johnson] because we had taken 1st and 2nd and I felt really proud because I had dropped so much time” said Knoer. Knoer also credits the team and the close bond they have with each other as another as a reason for the team’s success this season.