The boys finished their season on Saturday at Warsaw scoring 134 points! With just 7 boys competing, impressively, Plymouth was able to secure a 6th place finish overall. (matching last year’s finish)
200 Medley Relay
The boys crushed it with 3 of the 4 swimmers making their Sectional debut! Each swimmer swam a best time to finish 5th overall with a 1:52.78. Congratulations to Fitz Holm, Joe Cartwright, Ashton Artrip, and David Schadek.
Fitz Holm swam a best time on Thursday 2:00.55 to qualify for the Championship finals in the 8th spot. On Saturday he dropped significant time, broke 2 minutes for the first time, and moved up a position to finish 7th overall. His final time was 1:57.65.
Joe Cartwright took a risk and entered into the 200IM after swimming it only one time in a meet! He ended up qualifying for Consolation finals and his fastest time at the meet was a 2:39.35.
Ashton Artrip and Justin Houin competed in the 50 free on Thursday. Ashton finished just out of the alternates with a best time of 26.21. Justin Houin raced well beating 2 others and swam a best time with a 37.01.
Sean Janda competed in the 11 dive event Saturday morning and earned a ribbon with an 8th place finish. He finished with a final score of 301.30. Great work Sean!
Ashton Artrip swam a best time of 58.96 on Thursday and clinched a qualifying spot for Saturday’s Championships. On Saturday he dropped additional time ending the season with 58.78. David Schadek also competed in the event dropping 3 seconds on Thursday finishing with a best time 1:00.90.
200 Free Relay
On Thursday the team of Sean Janda, David Schadek, Max Marohn, and Justin Houin combined to swim a best time at 2:04.15 and qualified for Finals. On Saturday they found their championship speed and dropped 5 seconds. Together they broke 2 minutes and finished 8th with a time of 1:59.45
Plymouth had the most representation in the 100 back with all 3 swimmers swimming best times and qualifying for Saturday. Max Marohn’s best time of the meet was 1:16.94 and he finished in 16th place. Sean Janda had the biggest time drop, finishing with his fastest time at the meet being 1:13.36 for 15th place. Fitz Holm claimed the highest Plymouth finish in the backstroke by swimming a 59.00 on Thursday and a 57.52 on Saturday to claim 3rd place overall.
Joe Cartwright, David Schadek, and Justin Houin all competed well in the 100 Breaststroke. Justin finished 29th with a 1:50.88. David swam a best time Thursday with a 1:15.17 to qualify for the consolation finals. On Saturday he continued to drop time and finished in 14th with a 1:14.56. Joe Cartwright swam best times on Thursday and Saturday in his first appearance in a Swimming Sectionals competition. Thursday he qualified for Finals with a 1:08.05. On Saturday he dropped even more time ending his career with a 1:07.75 for a 5th place finish overall.
The team of Sean Janda, Ashton Artrip, Fitz Holm, and Joe Cartwright swam well enough to qualify for the finals on Thursday and they dropped nearly 10 seconds off their Season best time in the finals on Saturday. Sean led off with a best time (1:01.13) followed by Ashton who swam an impressive 1:01.45 despite losing his goggles from the start. Fitz jumped in flying swimming an impressive 52:90. Joe brought the relay home with another great swim at 1:00.94. Together their goal was to break 4 minutes and they certainly achieved that with a 3:56.42 and a 7th place finish.
A special congratulations to Joe Cartwright for being the lone Senior boy swimmer this year. Although he entered the sport with no experience last year, he modeled hard work and integrity that earned him the role of Team captain.
Up next, Plymouth Swimming looks to build off the momentum from successful Girls and Boys swimming through their Middle School Clinic! Any 6th-8th grade student interested in trying swimming can sign up through this link:
Details are as follows:
March 8-12, 15-17
For more information, parents can contact the PHS Athletic Office.