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Conant High School Swimmers Narrowly Miss MSL Title, Set Records

The Conant High School boys swim team narrowly missed the MSL championship title by 10 points, but their record-breaking performances in the 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay provided a silver lining to their defeat. Looking forward, the team is determined to make a splash at the state level.

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Conant High School Swimmers Narrowly Miss MSL Title, Set Records

Conant High School Swimmers Narrowly Miss MSL Title, Set Records

Conant High School Swimmers Miss MSL Title by a Whisker

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In a thrilling display of skill and determination, the Conant High School boys swim team fell just 10 points shy of clinching the Mid-Suburban League (MSL) championship. The nail-biting competition, which took place on February 13, 2024, saw the team set multiple records in their valiant quest for the title.

Record-Breaking Performances

Despite missing out on the championship, the Conant swimmers left an indelible mark on the event, setting new records in the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard freestyle relay. The medley relay team, comprised of Bryce Loeger, Dominik Kurek, Yimmy Caicedo, and Alex Seeman, clocked an impressive time of 1:34.15, securing school, pool, and conference records in the process.

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The 400-yard freestyle relay team, featuring Loeger, Caicedo, Ayden Woo, and Seeman, continued the trend, shattering school, pool, and MSL records with a time of 3:09.07.

A Bitter Pill to Swallow

While the record-breaking performances provided a silver lining to the team's defeat, the narrow margin of 10 points made the loss particularly hard to swallow. Head coach Joe Davenport expressed his pride in the team's effort, saying, "They gave it their all, and I couldn't be prouder of their accomplishments. The records they set will stand for years to come, and they've truly made their mark on the history of Conant swimming."

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Looking Ahead

With the MSL championship behind them, the Conant swimmers are now setting their sights on the state competition. Buoyed by the success of their record-breaking performances, the team is determined to build on their momentum and make a splash at the state level. As Bryce Loeger, a member of both record-setting relay teams, put it, "We're just getting started. We've got our eyes on the state title, and we're not going to stop until we get there."

As the Conant High School boys swim team moves forward, they carry with them the lessons learned from their near-miss at the MSL championship. With their sights set on greater heights, these young athletes are poised to make waves in the world of competitive swimming.

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