The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 7, 2012

Central swimmers edge River Kings


Herald Staff Report

DAVENPORT — Davenport Central won seven of the 11 events, and that was enough to push the Blue Devils past Clinton 50-44 in boys swimming Thursday night.

The lower-than-usual scores were created because Central’s four-lane pool limits each team to two entries in each race instead of the typical four.

Sophomore Josh Hill stood out for the River Kings. He had a role in three of Clinton’s wins. He won the 200-yard freestyle in 1 minute, 54.5 seconds, beating Central’s Jordan Miller by almost 10 seconds. His margin was almost 50 seconds in the 500 freestyle. He won that race in 5:13.65, while runner-up Jesse Trujillo of Central finished in 6:02.45.

Hill also anchored Clinton’s winning entry in the 400 freestyle relay, which finished in 3:37.37, more than five seconds ahead of Central. Nathan Harden led off the relay with a 56.21 split. Bret Determan swam the second leg in 56.51, Trevor Kao followed with a 52.86 clocking in the third leg and Hill swam a 51.79 final leg.

Kao picked up Clinton’s other win, leading the Kings to a 1-2 finish in the 50 freestyle. He won in 23.61 seconds, while Harden was second in 24.84. Harden almost pulled off a double win but was edged by 1/100th of a second in the 100 freestyle, which was won by Central’s Will Trasowech in 55.68.

The River Kings are back in action Tuesday with a meet at Dubuque Hempstead.

DAVENPORT CENTRAL 50, CLINTON 44

200-yard medley relay — 1. Central (Luke Eure, Mitch Berendes, Will Trasowech, Nick Moeller) 1:48.04; 2. Clinton (Josh Hill, Trevor Kao, Bret Determan, Nathan Harden) 1:51.87; 3. Central 2:00.62; 4. Clinton (Evan Hood, Ian Howes, Ben Lauritzen, Peter Kiefer) 2:00.95.

200 freestyle — 1. Hill (C) 1:54.05; 2. Jordan Miller (DC) 2:03.18; 3. Jesse Trujillo (DC) 2:11.64; 4. Carson Peck (C) 2:20.97.

200 individual medley — 1. Eure (DC) 2:05.56; 2. Howes (C) 2:32.28; 3. Brandon Keller (DC) 2:37.74; 4. Sam Wolf (C) 2:37.83.

50 freestyle — 1. Kao (C) 23.61; 2. Harden (C) 24.84; 3. Trasowech (DC) 25.02; 4. Moeller (DC) 25.25.

100 butterfly — 1. Eure (DC) 56.12; 2. Determan (C) 57.77; 3. Lauritzen (C) 1:07.41; 4. Louis DelVecchio (DC) 1:10.06.

100 freestyle — 1. Trasowech (DC) 55.68; 2. Harden (C) 55.69; 3. Hood (C) 1:00.98.

500 freestyle — 1. Hill (C) 5:13.65; 2. Trujillo (DC) 6:02.45; 3. Keller (DC) 6:06.76; 4. Wolf (C) 6:18.28.

200 freestyle relay — 1. Central (Andrew Skalak, Miller, Moeller, Trujillo) 1:41.22; 2. Clinton (Hood, Lauritzen, Howes, Kiefer) 1:44.41; Central 1:45.73; 4. Clinton (Michael Barger, Koner Frandsen, Cameron Weaver, Peck) 1:52.79.

100 backstroke — 1. Miller (DC) 1:02.17; 2. Determan (C) 1:04.66; 3. Skalak (DC) 1:06.32; 4. Howes (C) 1:09.60. 100 breaststroke — 1. Berendes (DC) 1:08.45; 2. Kao (C) 1:10. 77; 3. Jack Reemstma (DC) 1:15.13; 4. Lauritzen (C) 1:17.81.

400 freestyle relay — 1. Clinton (Harden, Determan, Kao, Hill) 3:37.37; 2. Central 3:42.59; 3. Central 4:00.43; 4. Clinton (Hood, Frandsen, Barger, Wolf) 4:23.14.

JUNIOR VARSITY: CENTRAL 48, CLINTON 38

(Clinton leaders)

200 medley relay — 2. Carson Peck, Cameron Weaver, Koner Frandsen, Brandon Burkhart 2:18.08. 200 freestyle — 3. Daniel Shaw 3:21.17. 200 individual medley — 2. Aaron Stumbaugh 2:58.72. 50 freestyle — Zach Mohr 26.86; 100 freestyle — 1. Frandsen 1:03.60. 500 freestyle — 1. Peck 6:29.88; 200 freestyle relay — 1. Burkhart, Stumbaugh, Travis Mink, Jeremy Mooney 1:57.23. 100 backstroke — 2. Stumbaugh 1:21.37. 100 breaststroke — 2. Weaver 1:23.03. 400 freestyle relay — 2. Mooney, Jason Kracht, Weaver, Burkhart 4:48.18.