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Whitewater sweeps top spots, beats EagleJays

January 5, 2019

WHITEWATER — The Whitewater boys swim team won all 11 events en route to defeating Jefferson/Cambridge, 95-70, in a home Southern Lakes Conference dual on Thursday night.

Jack Mayer came from behind in the final leg to give the 200-yard freestyle relay team first place in 1 minute, 44.35 seconds, while the EagleJays were just 0.7 seconds behind.

“Ultimately, all the guys compete better when there’s someone right there to really ramp up, and Jack did that,” Whitewater head coach Gina Foucault said. “And then the other guys leading off into that swam nice splits to take us there.”

Young Liang was just four seconds off the school record in the 500 freestyle in 4:59.32, and then Shawn Chan took first place in the 100 butterfly in 1:03.36. Chan beat out teammate Devin Bazeley by one second.

“Shawn Chan had an amazing 100 fly tonight. That is by far his best time in the 100 fly,” Foucault said. “He surprised himself and ended up winning the race, which is a big deal.”

The EagleJays stayed with the Whippets throughout the meet by consistently finishing in second and third place in the majority of the events.

Jefferson/Cambridge went 2-3-4 in the 200 free, 500 free and 100 backstroke.

“I know from things that I’ve looked at, we have more people on our team, and they are stronger this year,” Jefferson/Cambridge head coach Emily Lynch said.

“The times are improving from time trials, so everyone seems to be dropping times.”

Dane Jensen placed second in the 200 free (2:05.87) and the 100 free (:58.40) while being on both the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams, both of which took second.

Jefferson/Cambridge will travel to Fort Atkinson for an invitational on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

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