The depth of the Lancer Boys’ Swim and Dive team is what helped them capture the school’s sixth state title in the last eight years. This depth also helped earlier this week as the Lancers won the Sunflower League Championship for the ninth straight time over Olathe East and the other Sunflower League teams.
The Swim and Dive team had sixteen athletes that qualified for state and the team won the meet 372-272 over rival Blue Valley North. Even though the Lancers were not able to win an individual event they were able to win both the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relay events.
“It was a great job,” head coach Wiley Wright told the Kansas City Star. “Our depth was unbelievable. It was a total team effort.”
Wright secured his seventh state championship with the win on Saturday.
“Winning the state championship is something that us seniors have dreamed about since freshman year,” senior swimmer Corbin Barnds said. “Nothing compares to this feeling and being able to go out this way is unbelievable.”
Relay State Champions
200 Yard Freestyle-Grant Minick, Andrew Hornung, Jack Haverty and Zach Holbrook won in a time of 1:27.46.
400 Yard Freestyle-Zach Holbrook, Grant Minick, Troy DeMoss and Andrew Hornung with a time of 3:11.08.