Bobcat swimmers sweep aside Grinnell
It was a record-setting day in the Marshalltown boys’ swimming team’s 100-68 win over Grinnell on Monday.
The Bobcats totaled 28 lifetime-best times and 61 season bests in the win.
“Some real good times to start the week,” Marshalltown head coach Mike Loupee said. “We have got a busy week so to start out with that many lifetime bests and season bests is a great way to start a week. Up and down the lineup [we] are very pleased with their performance. As always there are technique things that we will continue to emphasize and work through. At this point in the season, we have had some pretty good times.”
Marshalltown came away with winners in all 11 events, including a trio of 1-2 finishes.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Nash Perisho swam 1 minute 52.42 seconds to win the event while Tyler Downing finished in second place with a time of 2:01.57. Perisho also won the 100 freestyle with a time of 51.44.
“Nash Perisho winning the 200 freestyle in 1:52 is a really good starting time for him,” Loupee said. “Nash had a 51 in the 100 freestyle — that’s another good start there.”
Aaron Seberger won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke with times of 23.60 and 1:03.73, respectively. In addition, Dane Petty and Stephen Blon finished in second and third place in the 100 backstroke with times of 1:04.53 and 1:06.04, respectively. Marcus Barker won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:11.33.
Carson Beals swam 1:02.06 to win the 100 butterfly. Beals also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:30.94. Downing finished second in the 500 with a time of 5:36.36.
“Carson Beals had a lifetime best winning the 100 butterfly,” Loupee said. “In the 500 freestyle Carson looked like he was on cruise control. He had a very solid 500 freestyle swim.
“Tyler Downey was right there with [Beals] so the 500s look good. Those times this early in the season means that our conditioning is coming around fairly well.”
Brock Keeler swam 1:12.41 to win the 100 breaststroke.
“Brock Keeler won the breaststroke [and] that had to be a personal best,” Loupee said. “A season-best of 1:12 is a really good time for Brock this early in the season and it’s nice to see a senior who works hard get a win in an individual win. Real pleased with Brock’s performance”
Marshalltown won two of the three relays, losing only in the 400 freestyle relay.
The Bobcats won the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:50.75 and the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:34.20. Lastly in the 400 freestyle relay, the Bobcats won with a time of 3:40.65.
“Our 200 free relay of Seberger, Barker, Perisho and Beals was about four seconds faster than our relay last week,” Loupee said. “That’s a nice time for the 200 freestyle relay.”
Marshalltown will travel to Ottumwa for a dual meet at 5:30 p.m. and then compete in the Boone’s Toreador Relays on Saturday.
“Right now we are still moving guys around to see where our strongest lineup is,” Loupee said. “The short term focus is to find out best one-two combinations for the relay meet at Boone and our home invitational the following Saturday. We are trying to move the pieces around to see who can be that No. 2 and that No. 3 guy so we can be as strong as possible in our relay meets coming up. Then it’s just continuing to build a versatile deep lineup.
“Overall the coaching staff is real pleased with what we see.”
Marshalltown 100, Grinnell 68
(Champion plus MHS placewinners)
200 MEDLEY RELAY — 1. MHS (Seberger, Keeler, Barker, Beals) 1:50.75; 3. MHS (Hunt, Snyder, Blom, Harris).
200 FREESTYLE — 1. Nash Perisho, MHS, 1:52.42; 2. Tyler Downey, MHS, 2:01.57; 4. Dane Petty, MHS, 2:11.66.
200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY — 1. Marcus Barker, MHS, 2:11.33; 2. Stephen Blom, MHS, 2:22.86; 4. Brock Keeler, MHS, 2:27.23.
50 FREESTYLE — 1. Aaron Seberger, MHS, 23.60; 4. JP Jones, MHS, 25.31.
100 BUTTERFLY — 1. Carson Beals, MHS, 1:02.06; 3. Marcus Barker, MHS, 1:04.38; 5. JP Jones, MHS, 1:06.46.
100 FREESTYLE — 1. Nash Perisho, MHS, 51.44; 3. Carter Hunt, MHS, 53.18.
500 FREESTYLE — 1. Carson Beals, MHS, 5:30.94; 2. Tyler Downey, MHS, 5:36.36.
200 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1. MHS (Seberger, Barker, Perisho, Beals) 1:34.20; 3. MHS (Keeler, Petty, Hunt, Downey) 1:42.82.
100 BACKSTROKE — 1. Aaron Seberger, MHS, 1:03.73; 2. Dane Petty, MHS, 1:04.53; 3. Stephen Blom, MHS, 1:06.04.
100 BREASTSTROKE — 1. Brock Keeler, MHS, 1:12.41; 5. Andrew Kodis, MHS, 1:30.35.
400 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1. MHS (Downey, Jones, Blom, Perisho) 3:40.65; 3. MHS (Stalzer, Hunt, Herrera, Petty) 4:16.72.