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Trojans send 10 events to state swimming

Five qualified at Southeast Polk district meet

PLEASANT HILL– Iowa City West High’s swimmers will send 10 events to the 2018 state meet set for Saturday, Feb. 10, at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC).
The Trojans qualified for the meet Saturday, Feb. 3, in district competition held at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill. While West High crowned no champions, Izaak Hajek (200 IM, 100 butterfly), Valeri Trussov (100 butterfly), Lane Griffis (500 freestyle, 100 breaststroke), Tate Happel (500 freestyle) and Ben Berhow (100 breaststroke) were able to qualify either with a second-place finish or by time.
The 200-yard medley relay (Hajek, Berhow, Trussov and Ethan McAreavy), 200-yard freestyle relay (Berhow, Trussov, Michael Kimball and Brennon Keen) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (Kimball, Hajek, Keen and Griffis) also qualified.
The CRWC is located at 309 S. Madison St. in Iowa City and the meet starts at 12:30 p.m.

Iowa City West High results (* indicates State Qualifier)
200- yard medley relay: 3, Iowa City West (Izaak Hajek, Ben Berhow, Valeri Trussov, Ethan McAreavy) 1:39.09*
200-yard freestyle: 6, Tate Happel, 1:51.47. 10, Aidan Petersen, 1:56.11. 13, Nick Johnson, 1:59.86.
200-yard IM: 2, Hajek, 1:58.73*. 9, Luke Nichols, 2:13.63. 11, Amol Bhagavathi, 2:15.10.
50-yard freestyle: 6, Brennon Keen, 22.42. 7, Michael Kimball, 22.52. 10, McAreavy, 23.43.
100-yard butterfly: 2, Hajek, 53.13*. 6, Trussov, 54.41*. Bhagavathi, 1:00.08.
100-yard freestyle: 7, Keen, 49.31. 8, Berhow, 49.43. 10, Kimball, 50.80.
500-yard freestyle: 2, Lane Griffis, 4:50.95*. 5, Happel, 4:58.20*. 10, Petersen, 5:13.72.
200-yard freestyle relay: 2, Iowa City West (Berhow, Trussov, Kimball, Keen), 1:29.61*.
100-yard backstroke: 4, John Li, 57.50. 6, Parth Patel, 58.85. 8, Nichols, 1:02.07.
100-yard breaststroke: 3, Berhow, 59.85*. 4, Griffis, 1:00.75*. 6, Trussov, 1:03.65.
400-yard freestyle relay: 3, Iowa City West (Kimball, Hajek, Keen, Griffis) 3:19.43*.
Team rankings: 1, Valley, West Des Moines, 475. 2, Iowa City West, 372. 3, Iowa City, City High, 307. 4, Southeast Polk, 215. 5, Ottumwa, 185. 6, Des Moines, East, 151. 7, Indianola, 121. 8, Oskaloosa, 76.