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The Missouri High School Boys Class 2 State Championships took place on Nov. 9 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Seven Class 2 records fell as St. Louis Univ. High swam away with the team title, edging out Liberty by 15 points.
Lee’s Summit North sophomore Daniel Worth was part of two record-setting relays and set a pair of individual Class 2 marks of his own.
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Top 5 Team Scores:
1. St. Louis Univ. High – 250
2. Liberty – 235
3. Christian Brothers – 224
4. Lee’s Summit North – 201
5. Rockhurst – 165
Lee’s Summit North’s Grant Godard,Worth, JP Hynes and Andrew Bennett began the meet with a 4×50 medley relay win and Class 2 record in 1:33.24 to hold off a charging Christian Brothers who took second in a close 1:33.42. Liberty was third in 1:35.80.
Holt’s Noah Scheuermann cruised to first in the 200 free as the only swimmer in the field under the 1:40 marking, stopping the clock in 1:39.29. St. Louis Univ.’s Joseph Feder was second in 1:41.70 while Liberty’s Cameron Murphy took third in 1:42.05.
Not too long after helping his relay team to victory, Worth was back in the water to take the top spot in the 200 IM with a winning time of 1:50.18 en route to setting a new Class 2 mark. Lindbergh’s Tyler Lewis wasn’t far behind in 1:50.58 for second and St. Louis Univ.’s Cooper Scharff touched in 1:55.64 for third.
Christian Brothers’ Brooks Cosman sprinted to a win and Class 2 record in the 50 free, splashing and dashing his way to the gold medal in a quick 20.86. He edged out silver medalist Hynes’ 20.92 while the bronze went to Hickman’s Joseph Ragsdell.
Christian Brothers’ August Brandt flew to first – and a Class 2 mark of his own – in the 100 fly, posting another close win in 48.62 to hold off Scheuermann’s second-place finish of 48.75. Liberty’s Noah Witzki finished third in 48.96.
Cosman found himself on top of the podium for the second time of the day, this time winning the 100 free with a swift 45.35. He again held off a fast Hynes who placed second in 45.82. Feder touched the wall in third with a time of 46.45.
Rockhurst’s Dylan Nill dominated the 500 free, posting a time of 4:33.60 to best the field by four seconds. Second went to Murphy in 4:37.12 while Liberty’s Tony Lonsdale dropped five seconds from his prelims swim to finish third in 4:38.56.
It was deja-vu for Lee’s Summit North’s Worth, Godard, Bennett and Hynes who combined to form another victorious and Class 2 record-setting relay squad, this time winning the 4×50 free relay in 1:25.53. Second went to St. Louis Univ. High (1:27.00) and third belonged to Rockhurst (1:29.38)
After taking third in the 100 fly, Witzki earned the State title in the 100 back as the only swimmer to dip under the 50-second barrier with a time of 49.76. He edged out Scharff (51.05) and Brandt (51.10) for the win.
Worth was another double-event winner and double-record setter at this meet, adding the 100 breast title in addition to his winning 200 IM. He got his hands to the wall in 55.12 to successfully defend his title, faster than Christian Brothers’ Dominic Cyr (58.16) and Joplin’s Avery Oehlschlager (58.18).
Francis Howell North’s Logan Schelfaut dove to first on the 1-meter board, posting a final score o 503.55. Blue Springs South’s Alex Burt dove to second with a score of 488.30 and Francis Howell’s Josh Smith posted a final score of 472.80 for third.
St. Louis Univ.’s Feder, Daniel Fink, William Slatin and Scharff concluded the meet with a victory and new Class 2 record in the 4×100 free relay in a time of 3:07.92. Christian Brothers took second in 3:08.03 and Liberty took third in 3:11.17.