Swimmers place third at Newton meet

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Greyson Heckman, 11, competes at the Northwest YMCA on Dec. 3 at the Maize High Invitational. South took third at the Newton meet on Jan. 5. Photo by T. Mitchell

by Michael Guillen and Whitney Steele

The South boys’ swim team vigorously swam its way to a third place victory on Jan. 5 at the Newton swim meet. Participating teams included: South, Maize High, Newton, Hutchinson, Rose Hill and McPherson.

“On the starting block I think mainly on forms, and how I am going to try and do better,” Jacob Evraets, 9, said. “In this meet I swam the 100 fly, 500 free, 200 medley relay and 400 relay.”

South boys came out with a total score of 249.

“The highlight for me of this meet was mainly the last relays because that’s when we go the fastest and try our hardest,” Evraets said.

After a strong placement at Newton, South swimmers were excited and ready to compete Jan. 7 in El Dorado. The boys’ team placed fourth.

Greyson Heckman, 11, competes at the Northwest YMCA on Dec. 3 at the Maize High Invitational. South took third at the Newton meet on Jan. 5. Photo by T. Mitchell