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Spring Lake swim downs Northview

Tribune Staff • Jan 25, 2019 at 12:09 AM

The Spring Lake boys swim and dive team traveled to Northview High School on Thursday night to make good on a rescheduled meet from Tuesday, defeating the Wildcats by a final score of 102-84.

The Lakers took home nine first-place finishes over the course of the meet, but things didn’t kick off as they envisioned. Northview took the 200-yard medley relay ahead of Spring Lake’s team of Eric Geschiere, Cam Peel, Charles Brown and K.J. Losee in second place at 1:43.24.

From there, the Lakers found their stroke. Joey Wachter picked up a dominant win in the 200 freestyle in 1:43.94, ahead of Evan Schock in third at 1:57.64.

Peel made it a win streak with a quick effort in the 200 IM, claiming top honors in 1:59.15, while Brown took third in 2:11.97.

Losee joined in on the fun with a win in the 50 freestyle at 21.82, ahead of Sam Sella in second at 23.29.

Johnny Meulenbelt led the diving squad with a season-best score of 213.8, earning second place. Wit Miller scored 172.5 for fourth place, while Adam Polmanteer posted a personal-best score of 125.35 to finish seventh.

After the diving break, the swimmers restarted their win streak. Wachter returned for a gold-medal run through the 100 butterfly in 54.09, ahead of Brown in third at 55.95.

Losee made it a sprint double with a win in the 100 freestyle at 48.16, before the streak came to an end in the 500 freestyle. Jake Fisher would take second in 5:49.14, ahead of Logan Streeting in third at 6:30.01.

The 200 free relay put Spring Lake back on top as Sella, Geschiere, Evan Schock and Wachter took first in 1:31.69.

Peel then returned for a huge victory in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.25, seven seconds ahead of second place.

Schock rounded out the individual victories with a win in the 100 breaststroke, clocking in at 1:06.23.

Finally, the 400 freestyle relay team of Losee, Sella, Wachter and Peel took first place in 3:18.33 to finish off the meet.

Spring Lake returns to action over the weekend at the Hudsonville Invitational.

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