The Lansing boy’s swimming team came out on a mission and defended their home pool advantage Tuesday, Jan. 17, against a field of hungry competitors, taking home the first place finish.
“It was a great team effort,” sophomore Collin Kenega said. “We really improved and came together as a team.”
The Lions started off the night strong placing second and third in the first two events, the 200 yard Medley Relay and the 200 yard Freestyle.
“We started off strong and that’s just how we finished — strong,” junior Trey Meyers said.
The Lions carried their strong start into the rest of the meet, having at least two top six swimmers in every event from there on.
The Lions also finished the meet off with three second place swimmers, three fourth place swimmers, and three sixth place finishers in the last four events.
“We got the result we were hoping for,” Meyers said. “The big thing is that we beat Leavenworth and that’s what we were hoping for.”
The Lions finished first at the meet with Leavenworth coming in second, followed by Bonner Springs in third, Piper in fourth, and Sumner/Washington/Wyandotte in fifth.
The Lansing swim team is riding high right now having finished in the top four at all five meets this year including a first place finish at Turner, a third place finish at the Lansing Relays, and a fourth place finish at the Topeka West Invitational and the Hayden Invitational.
“Leavenworth will be looking for revenge next Tuesday and we’ll be ready,” sophomore J.T. Lozenski said.