Warriors second at Johnston Invite
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The Waukee boys’ swim team won seven events and took home a110-60 victory over West Des Moines Valley on Tuesday at the Waukee YMCA.
Jack Scafuri had a part in four of the wins, including the 100-yard butterfly, in which he swam a school-record time of 53.57 seconds, breaking the mark set by his brother, Adam, in the team’s first season a few years ago.
Scafuri also won the 100 backstroke (54.84), swam the opening leg of the winning medley relay (Josh Rinderknecht, Gus Muenzenmay, Zach Linder in 1:42.20) and teamed up with Linder, Jackson Kuhlers and Cooper Bell for a victory in the 400 freestyle relay in 3:26.90.
Brett Shaw won the 200 individual medley in 2:08.88, Kuhlers won the 500 freestyle in 5:07.57, and Bell won the 100 breaststroke in 1:04.00.
The Warriors also logged a second-place finish at the Johnston Invitational on Jan. 11.
The Warriors finished with 326 points. The host Dragons won with 385, and Lewis Central was third with 282.
Waukee logged two event wins, both of which were from Scafuri. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 47.51, edging Lewis Central’s Ryan Price by 1/100 of a second for the top spot. He also captured the 500 freestyle title, again besting Price, this time by one-tenth of a second.
Shaw was second in the 100 backstroke (56.28) and third in the 100 butterfly (56.63), and swam the opening leg of Waukee’s second-place 200 medley relay team (Rinderknecht, Muenzenmay, Kuhlers in 1:43.27). Bell was third in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.02) and teamed up with Kuhlers, Scafuri and Linder for a third-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay.
Waukee travels to Southeast Polk on Thursday for an eastern division showdown with the Rams.