In the recent state swimming and diving championships at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Parkway North senior Jared Dachroeden finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 45.74 seconds.
Vikings coach Bart Prosser said he was impressed with Dachroeden’s performance.
“It was a school record and his personal best,” Prosser said. “He also holds the 100 back school record and it was his personal best at state.”
Dachroeden finished 10th at state in the 100 back with a time of 53.62 seconds.
Last year, Dachroeden reached the finals but did not medal. The top eight at state earn a medal.
“My goal for him was to have a second swim at state,” Prosser said. “He wanted a medal.”
Before state, Dachroeden won the 200 free and 100 back in the first Suburban XII Conference meet. His times were 1:49.66 and 53.89, which he bettered at state.
“He swam exceptionally well at conference,” Prosser said. “He had me a little worried that he may have been rested too much before the big meet. Overall, it was a great career for Jared.”
Leaving his mark on the Vikings record board, Dachroeden finished No. 1 in the 200 free and 100 back, No. 5 in the 200 IM, No. 7 in the 500 free and No. 9 in the 100 free.
Junior Josh Zimmer also competed at state in the 500 at state; however, he did not make it out of the preliminaries.
Other local swimmers who medaled at state are:
• Spencer Kraus, of Parkway Central, was sixth in the 100 free in in 47.68.
• Lafayette’s John Wilmsen was sixth in the 100 back in 52.67.
• Parkway West’s Luke Christensen was seventh in the 500 free in 4.48.19.
• MICDS’ Max Goldenberg finished eighth in the 100 butterfly in 53 seconds.
Parkway Central medaled in two relays. The 200 medley relay team came in sixth in 1:39.68. The 400 free relay was fourth in 3:15.43. The team finished ninth as a team with 95 points. Lafayette was 10th with 78. Chaminade was 13th, MICDS was 19th, Eureka was 32nd21st, Marquette tied for 22nd, Parkway North was 30th, Parkway West was 32nd and Parkway South was 45th.