Boys swim takes the Metro title for the fourth year

Cameron Mathews, Writer

From November to February, the boys swim team has been preparing for the Metro League championships held at the high school pool on Feb. 26-28.

“There is great sense of pride when holding that Metro title,” varsity swim coach Brad Jones said. “We knew the meet would be tight with Swartz Creek/Flushing being a fairly good team, but all of the swimmers who raced today were able to pull through and get those points to win it all.”

Overall, Fenton placed first out of eight in the event. Senior Austin Landis was able to place in four of those events.

“It’s a bittersweet feeling knowing that swim is over for my high school career. But its also a good feeling to know that we have won for four straight years, the first of those four being my freshman year,” Landis said. “Now, I am moving onto the state meet, where I will be swimming in the 100 backstroke and in the 400 freestyle relay.”

Fenton swimmers were able to qualify for five events to compete at states. However, not all events were able to qualify for states.

“The last chance meet is where our swimmers have the opportunity to make those state cuts if they just barely missed them,” Jones said. “Right now, our best medley relay will be swimming at the last chance meet; Landis will be swimming at the meet for the 100 freestyle.”

The state meet will be at Holland Aquatic Center in Holland, MI on Mar. 13 and 14.

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