Maize boys swimming wins 5-1A state championship
February 23, 2016
With about a two yard lead in the third leg of the 400 freestyle relay, senior Harrison Shively dives into the pool with determination. In the last lap, the anchor for Heights catches Shively. It’s neck and neck until the very last second.
Maize wins the race by 0.05 seconds causing them to take the state championship with a score of 280-279.5 points. The closest win in state history.
Maize took second in the 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.41.
Senior Preston Barley took first in the 200 yard freestyle with a time of 1:46.07 and sophomore Jacob Ruder took eighth with a time of 1:55.90.
In the 200 yard individual medley senior Brett Young took fourth with a time of 2:00.12, sophomore Christian Taylor took sixth with a time of 2:02.09, Shively took eighth with a time of 2:04.06, and junior Ryan Kuhl took thirteenth with a time of 2:08.94.
Sophomore Ryce Olson took tenth in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 57.87 and trailing not far behind, junior Kyle Stutzman thirteenth with a time of 58.55.
Barley took second in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 48.33
Maize took second in the 200 yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:30.32.
Shively took sixth in the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 54.77 and Kuhl took eighth with a time of 56.00.
In the 100 yard breaststroke Taylor took third with a time of 1:00.7, Young took fifth with a time of 1:02.02, Olson took ninth with a time of 1:04.02 and senior Jordan Conway got tenth with a time of 1:05.01.
There was one race left, with Maize in second, Heights beating them by only a few points.
The 400 freestyle relay that Barley, Taylor, Young, and Shively won for Maize by 0.05 seconds.