Spring Lake swim picks up narrow conference win

Duncan MacLean • Jan 17, 2018 at 12:21 AM

The Spring Lake boys swim and dive team picked up an O-K Greater Grand Rapids Conference victory Tuesday, taking down Northview at home 94-90.

The Lakers took the first event as Joey Wachter, Will Brown, Drew Fogel and Kevin Losee finished the 200-yard medley relay in 1 minute, 42.71 seconds, picking up six points for first place. Northview washed the event, taking four points for second place and two points for third.

Losee won the first individual bout, clocking in at 1:50.17 in the 200 freestyle for six points, ahead of Northview’s Drew Kamp in second place at 2:00.76, earning four points. Evan Schock of Spring Lake took third (2:01.59) for three points, while Northview took the final three available points in fourth and fifth.

The Lakers built their lead with a 9-7 advantage in the 200 individual medley, as Drew Fogel finished first in 2:08.02 and Tyler Munch took third in 2:34.14 and no third swimmer to fight for fifth.

With ace-sprinter Cam Peel out sick, Joey Wachter stepped up for the 50 freestyle, winning the event in 22.18. Garrett Henning followed in third for the Lakers at 23.73, while Sam Sella picked up a point in fifth place at 24.43.

Noah Locascio continued his prolific season on the 1-meter diving board, extending his dual-meet winning streak to five straight. The junior diver flipped to a season-best score of 240.80 points to take a five-point victory while teammate Jaiden Lewis took fourth at 138.80.

Northview picked up their first win of the evening in the 100 butterfly, but the Lakers saved face with Will Brown (1:01.73) in second and Eric Geschiere in third (1:03.14).

Wachter struck again in the 100 freestyle, coming in first at 48.58. Henning grabbed fourth place in 51.85, ahead of Schock in fifth at 54.16.

Losee returned for the 500 freestyle, taking a forty-second victory in 4:51.65. Collin Schock stroked into third place at 5:41.94.

The Wildcats made a push to close the gap down the stretch, taking a 9-7 point advantage out of the 100 backstroke with the second, third an fourth place finishers as Drew Fogel took first in 1:00.96, Collin Schock fifth in 1:09.01 and Sella last in 1:13.24.

Will Brown was the lone Laker representative in the 100 breaststroke, taking the win in 1:06.46, while Northview scooped up second, third and fourth place.

With a four-point lead heading into the 400 freestyle relay, Spring Lake sealed the deal as Losee, Henning, Evan Schock and Wachter took first in 3:26.09. Northview took second and third to hold the victory at four points.

The Lakers return to the pool on Saturday at East Grand Rapids for the EGR Invite. 

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