Swimmers set records, advance to finals


Jack Schoelz

Gliding through: Senior Eric Wetz qualified in the 100-yard freestyle Nov. 11 in St. Peters, Mo.
The Bruins broke two school records and qualified six swimmers to finals during the preliminary competition of the MSHSAA state championship at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Mo.
Senior Diogo Ferreira broke school records in both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle, earning sixth and fourth place seeds, respectively, for the finals competition tomorrow. Other individual qualifiers included senior Eric Wetz in the 100-yard freestyle and sophomore Harry Stanton in the 100-yard breaststroke.
The team also qualified a 400 freestyle relay consisting of Stanton, Ferreira, senior Thomas Jamieson-Lucy and Wetz. The previously record-setting 200 free relay team, consisting of Ferreira, senior Daniel Rhodenbaugh, freshman Michael Rhodenbaugh and Wetz earned a fourth place seed.
Competition continues as the top 16 seeds in each event compete for points tomorrow at the St. Peters Rec-Plex at 3 p.m.
By Jack Schoelz