For the first time since 2007, the Marquette Mustangs have won their own Marquette Relays. The divers and the swimmers combined to give Marquette 252 points.
“They performed very well,” coach Joe Schoedel said. “We had two freshman divers, Cole Gross and Jake Venegoni, along with senior Ben Strate, that started us off great in the morning, taking second place.
“From there, the swimmers took over. Our depth really showed when we finished in the top six in every single event.
St. Louis University High (234 points) was second with Parkway West (212) and Parkway Central (198), coming in third and fourth, respectively. Parkway South finished eighth with a total of 106 points.
“Everyone had fun, and had an opportunity to put up some good times and get some state cuts against some fast competition,” Schoedel said. “So I’d call the weekend a success for everyone.”
Marquette won three relays en route to claim the meet championship.
The Mustangs won the 400-yard in 3 minutes, 30.37 seconds. Boys on the relay team were senior Michael Clark, junior Ryan Esser, junior Adam Brzyski and sophomore Trevin Zweifel.
The Mustangs also won the 3 X 100 backstroke relay in 2:52.50. Swimming on the relay were senior Colin McHugh, junior Adam Brzyski and senior Sam Marlow.
Marquette also won the 3 x 100 breaststroke. The winning time was 3:22.19. Competing on the relay were junior Mitchell Lee, junior Andrew Parasch and senior Michael Clark.