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McGlaughlin sets IC West record in butterfly

Warriors slip past Trojan swimmers

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CORALVILLE– The West High Trojan boys swim team lost their season opening meet to the Cedar Rapids Washington Warriors, 89-81, at the Coralville Recreation Center.
Mark McGlaughlin struck a positive note for the Trojans, not only by winning the 50-yard freestyle, but also the 100-yard butterfly with a record-setting effort. McGlaughlin, a junior, won the event in 50.74 seconds, breaking the previous time of 50:77, which was set in 1994 by Mike Zimmerman.
Will Scott and Matt Anderson also picked up individual wins for West in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke respectively, while the 400-yard freestyle relay team made up by Scott, Aidan Keen, Anderson and McGlaughlin also won, as did the 200-yard freestyle relay manned by Scott, Keen, Ethan McAreavy and McGlaughlin.
The Trojans are back in the water Saturday, Dec. 13. at Dubuque Hempstead for a varsity meet with Hempstead, Dubuque Senior and City High. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the team is again on the road, this time at Cedar Rapids Kennedy before ending 2014 at Mercer Park on Saturday, Dec. 20, in a meet with City High.