Blue Jays send 14 to state
Plenty of Blue Jays will be in the water at the state swimming and diving meet this weekend at the Bismarck Aquatics Center. Jamestown has 10 swimmers and four divers competing with at least one person in every event. Half of the Jays' roster wil...
Plenty of Blue Jays will be in the water at the state swimming and diving meet this weekend at the Bismarck Aquatics Center.
Jamestown has 10 swimmers and four divers competing with at least one person in every event. Half of the Jays' roster will be in action.
"We have every event covered," said JHS coach Ben Smith.
In fact, the Blue Jays have at least two qualifiers in every race except the 100-yard backstroke.
In today's prelims, the 50 free and diving competition will have a particularly heavy JHS flavor.
Senior Dayden Renwick, juniors Jonas Flann and Zack Steinberger and sophomore Andy Pfeiffer will all swim the sprint. Four is the maximum number of entrants per race. The top eight times in the prelims advance to Saturday's finals. The next eight compete in the B finals.
Flann has the fifth-best time in the 50 (22.77) this season.
"We have some pretty good sprinters on our team," Smith said.
Flann also figures to contend in the 100 breaststroke. His 1:04.06 is the fourth-best time in the state. The Jays could make hay in the breaststroke. Colton Carlson also ranks in the top eight.
Senior Isaac Roy, sophomores Gage Poland and Jameson Holgerson along with freshman Cameron Winstead make up the diving contingent.
In the 100 free, Carlson and Renwick are qualified.
Tyler Bjorgaard (200 free, 200 individual medley), Cole Rasmusson (200 free, 500 free), Luca Flann (200 IM, 100 butterfly) and Noah Haglund (100 backstroke, 500 free) are each qualified in two events.
Jacob Anteau qualified for the butterfly at the West Region meet last Saturday in Bismarck, helping the Blue Jays to a fourth-place finish in the team standings.