Cape swimming wins meet over the Riders

February 1, 2024

The Cape swim teams continued to perform well with wins over Caesar Rodney at the Boys & Girls Club of Milford Jan. 31.

Each squad won nine of 11 events, with the boys scoring a 110-55 win and the girls earning a 100-70 victory. The boys are 10-1, while the girls are 11-0.

“We have had a busy week catching up on rescheduled meets, making it tough on our swimmers to try and stay energetic and focused,” said Cape assistant coach Pete Olsen. “We were really pleased with how they are keeping minds on swimming hard and dropping their times.”

Shane Toback, Holden Tighe, Brian Fleming and Kevin Lewandowski took first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:43.88. Fleming took first in the 200 free in 1:55.44 and the 100 fly in 57.56. Tighe won the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:05.45. Lewandowski sprinted to victory in the 50 free in 22.77 and the 100 free in 53.81. Cole Huxtable took first in the 500 free with a time of 5:36.33. Lewandowski, Ellis Jack, Fleming and Tighe pulled to a 1:31.90 first-place time in the 200 free relay. Toback took the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.70. CR took first in the 100 breast and the 400 free relay. 

The Cape girls were started off by Isla Touw in the 200 freestyle with a winning time of 2:13.82. Jenna Reinhold won the 200 IM in 2:27.77 and 100 fly in 1:07.08. Anna Sullivan sprinted to first in the 50 free in 26.67 and the 100 back in 1:10.30. Sidney Caldwell won the 100 free with a time of 59.72. Sarah Lester-Stranick won the 500 free with a time of 6:41.65. Sullivan, Caldwell, Reinhold and Touw swam to first in the 200 free relay with a 1:50.46. The 400 free relay was taken by Cape’s Caldwell, Touw, Reinhold and Sullivan in 4:07.10. Caesar Rodney won the 200 medley relay and the 100 breast stroke.

“Proud of our team today,” said Cape coach Biil Geppert. “We have had a lot of meets in the past few weeks due to cancellations and makeups. They are tired, but a resilient bunch who always give 100%. It’s one of the great things about sports, overcoming adversity to achieve goals. As the season progresses toward conferences and states, it is important to keep everyone healthy and focused.”


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