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No three-peat, but four new state records for West High

McGlaughlin, Scott, 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams take gold at state swimming meet

North Liberty Leader
MARSHALLTOWN– While the West High swimmers were thwarted in their efforts for a third consecutive state championship Saturday, Feb. 13, at the YMCA in Marshalltown, they have four brand new state meet records, and shiny gold medals, to reflect upon with pride.
Mark McGlaughlin, a senior, won the gold in the 200-yard IM and 100-yard freestyle, setting new records in both at 1:46.91 and 43.64 seconds respectively. Will Scott, also a senior, earned gold in the 50-yard freestyle while also setting a new record with his 20.29 seconds effort.
McGlaughlin, Scott, Aidan Keen (a senior) and Oliver Martin (a junior) took the gold in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a new meet record time of 1:22.55 and also won the 400-yard freestyle relay. The foursome fell short of their 2015 record-setting time of 3:02.98 finishing in 3:13.13 this year.
Waukee won the state championship with 244 points, 34 points better than runner-up West High.

200-yard medley relay: 17, IC West (Nassim Abu-Dagga, Ben Berhow, Brennon Keen, Noah Bruns), 1:40.97.
200-yard freestyle: 3, Aidan Keen, 1:40.71.
200-yard IM: 1, Mark McGlaughlin, 1:46.91 *new record.
50-yard freestyle: 1, Will Scott, 20.29 *new record.
100-yard butterfly: 8, Oliver Martin, 51.74.
100-yard freestyle: 1, McGlaughlin, 43.64 *new record. 4, Scott, 46.52.
500-yard freestyle: 2, A. Keen, 4:30.49. 19, Lane Griffis, 4:57.77.
200-yard freestyle relay: 1, IC West (McGlaughlin, A. Keen, Martin, Scott), 1:22.55 *new record.
100-yard breaststroke: 8, Martin, 59.19.
400-yard freestyle relay: 1, IC West (McGlaughlin, A. Keen, Martin, Scott), 3:13.13.
Team Rankings: 1, Waukee, 244. 2, IC West 210. 3, Bettendorf, 198.5. 4, Cedar Rapids Washington, 195. 5, Johnston, 182. 6, Dubuque Senior, 126. 7, Valley, West Des Moines, 124.5. 8, Ames, 122.5. 9, Dubuque Hempstead, 93. 10, Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines, 90. 11, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 73.5. 12, Lewis Central, 61. 13, Sioux City, 60. 14, Linn-Mar, Marion, 59. 15, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 49. 16, Newton-Pella, 46. 17, Ankeny, 41. 18, Waterloo, 33. 19, Pleasant Valley, 31. 20, Davenport, North, 27. 21, Council Bluffs, Abraham Lincoln, 25. 22, Boone, 23. 23, Fort Dodge, 21. 24, Burlington, 18. 25, Des Moines, Roosevelt, 11. 26, Des Moines, East, 4. 27, Atlantic, 2.