Over the weekend, several members of the Butler varsity boys’ swimming team competed at the 3rd Annual Princeton Invitational. The boys placed 4th as a group out of 14 teams.
Colin Wolfe placed 1st in both the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle races with times of 22.2 and 49.0 seconds. The boys’ 200-yard medley finished in 9th place out of 28 relays with a time of 1:51.09. Adam Gunckel finished 5th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.88, and Riely Brady finished 18th in the butterfly with a time of 1:09.9. The boys 200-yard freestyle relay finished 3rd with a time of 1:33.31 with seniors Brendan Shanahan and Colin Wolfe both swimming 22.5 and 22.75 second 50 freestyles. The boys 400-yard freestyle relay finished 4th with a time of 3:32.14 and Khalil Ruiz had a fantastic performance in his first ever 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:53.64 finishing 17th place.
After finishing at the Princeton Invitational, our Aviators met up with the rest of the boys’ team for the Sidney Invitational where the Aviators finished 1st out of four teams.
Grant Harsch placed 2nd in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:19.65. Evan Lozan placed 4th in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:32.39. Francesco Vigilante placed 4th in his first 50-yard freestyle with a 26.96. Shanahan placed 3rd in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.5 seconds and Brady swam his first 500-yard freestyle in 6:02.45 placing 2nd. Both the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams placed 1st with times of 1:34.67 and 3:33.32.
Great job Aviators!