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Indians swim to at win home meet

By Grant Guggisberg

Rounding out the 2012 portion of their schedule, the Manhattan Indian boys’ swimming and diving team ended the year with a bang on Wednesday.

The team took first place in nine of 12 events at the Kansas State Natatorium to win their five-team home meet.

The team also reserved spots at state, surpassing the state cut time in the 400 freestyle relay (Jordan DeLoach, Cameron Beauregard, Brett Bandy and Levi Jones), with Evan Olson earning a spot in diving as well while taking first on the day. The top Manhattan relay team won the 400 freestyle relay as well as the 200 medley relay.

Manhattan’s team score of 418 was 142 points ahead of second-place Hays (276), with Salina Central (252), Salina South (233) and Junction City (171) rounding out the field.

DeLoach won the 200 freestyle, while finishing second in the 100 backstroke to round out his day. Beauregard won the 200 individual medley with ease, while winning the 100 freestyle. Bandy won the 500 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. Jones won the 100 breast.

Matt Bandy took second in the 200 individual medley, while the relay team of Ryan McHenry, Jack Hubler-Dayton, David Woods and Ben Bartlett took third in the 200 freestyle relay.

The B and C relay teams in the 200 medley took fourth and fifth overall. The B relay consisted of Riley Ratliff, Jacob Biller, Matt Bandy and Tyler Belin, while the C relay was made up of Austin Sibal, Bartlett, Xavier Hayden and Eli Herrera.

The B relay in the 400 freestyle (McHenry, Woods, Hubler-Dayton, Ratliff) took fifth.

Other top-five individual finishes included: McHenry (5th, 200 freestyle), Nathan Mirts (4th, diving), Jones (4th, 100 butterfly), Ratliff (5th, 100 butterfly), Woods (5th, 100 freestyle), Hubler-Dayton (4th, 500 freestyle), Zane Hayden (5th, 500 freestyle) and Matt Bandy (4th, 100 breast).

The swim team is done for the semester and will resume its season on January 9 in a home meet with Great Bend, Olathe North and Olathe South.

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