Parkway West won the first Suburban Central Conference meet. It was a new league formed this year and included some teams from the former Suburban South. The Longhorns won that meet last year.
Parkway West finished first with 477 points. Parkway Central came in second with 445 points.
“The boys were very excited to win the conference meet.,” said coach Allison Zeller. All of their hard work throughout the season paid off with this victory.”
The Longhorns’ Luke Christensen was a double winner in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. He won the 200 free in 1:50.49 and the 500 in 4:57.15.
Parkway Central’s Spencer Kraus also was a double winner. He won the 50 free in 22.39 and the 100 free in 48.97. Teammate Connor Ripp won the 200 IM in 2:01.26.
The Colts also won the three relays. They took the 200 medley relay in 1:40.86, the 200 free relay in 1:34.26 and the 400 free relay in 3:21.63.
Zeller said the meet caps off a solid season for the Longhorns, who were 9-3 in duals.
“Every season brings in a group of new kids and you are always going to have your ups and downs,” Zeller said. “This year we had to really come together as a team in order to win this conference meet. We could not rely on one or two guys, it had to be a team effort. “This group of boys stuck together all season and worked hard for this win.”
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In the first Suburban XII championship meet hosted by Rockwood Summit, Parkway North finished third behind Kirkwood and Summit.
The Vikings’ Jared Dachroeden won the 200 free in 1:49.66 and the 100 back in 53.89, and Josh Zimmermann won the 500 free in 5:05.23. The team also won the 400 free relay in 3:29.62.
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In the Metro Catholic Conference championships, St. Louis University High took first with Chaminade, CBC and De Smet Jesuit lining up behind the Junior Billikens.
Chaminade’s TJ Halliburton won the 100 fly in 53.11 and the 100 back in 51.08. Teammate Michael Nester won the 200 IM in 2:04.62, and Jo Jesse won the 100 breast in 1:00.84.