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Boys Swimming & Diving Team Seeded for Finals of Suburban Yellow Conference Championships

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On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the boys swimming and diving team finished the prelims of the Suburban Yellow Conference Championships with the following swimmers seeded in the Championship Heat (1st-8th place) and Consolation Heat (9th-16th place) of the Finals in each of the following events:

  • William Pan (1st, 200FR; 1st, 100FR)
  • Brandon Yan (2nd, 200IM; 5th, 100FY)
  • Sam Garza (2nd, 200FR; 9th, 100FR)
  • Franklin Liu (3rd, 200IM; 4th, 500FR)
  • Luyi Gao (3rd, 100FR, 5th, 50FR)
  • Captain Noah Unger (5th, 500FR; 10th, 200FR)
  • Graham Fredman (6th, 500FR; 13th, 200FR)
  • Nathanial Marsters (11th, 100BA)
  • Sam Helmkampf (11th, 100BR)
  • Alex Ye (13th, 100BA)
  • Captain Chris Ye (16th, 100FY)
  • Jacob Sheldon (16th, 100BA)
  • Ben Rose (16th, 500FR)

The 200 & 400 Free Relays of William Pan, Brandon Yan, Luyi Gao, and Sam Garza are both seeded 1st for the finals, while the 200 Medley Relay of Franklin Liu, Nathanial Marsters, Graham Fredman and Noah Unger is seeded in 5th. On Thursday, Oct. 25, Lindbergh High School will continue to host the Finals of the Suburban Yellow Conference Championships starting with the Diving Finals (Grant Cox, seeded 7th and Max Bernickus seeded 10th) starting at 4 p.m. and culminating with the Swimming Finals starting at 7 p.m.

Following the Conference Championships, those swimmers hoping to improve their times further toward assurance of a Top 32 State Ranking in an event will compete in a “Last Chance Swimming Meet” on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4:30 p.m., hosted by Rockwood Summit, while Ladue Schools will host a “Last Chance Diving Meet” concurrently, at 4 p.m. All Best Performances must be submitted to the state ranking system by 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, after which coaches and competitors (swimmers & divers) will have only 24 hours to declare in which individual events (maximum of two individual events and a maximum of events including relays) they chose to complete. Only after each competitor makes their declarations will MSHSAA announce by 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 the Top 32 competitors granted entry into the Class 1 MSHSAA State Swimming Championships held on Friday, Nov. 9 (prelims) and Saturday, Nov. 10 (finals). Last year’s team finished 4th with 145 points at the Class 1 State Championships behind winner Central (Cape Girardeau) with 301.5 points, Kearney in 2nd with 250 points and Glendale in 3rd with 208 points and Parkway West in 5th with 128 points.

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