Panthers set school records at conference

syeagle@demo-mo.comNovember 8, 2013 

Before reaching the surface, Raymore-Peculiar’s Anthony Lobina exhales during a preliminary of the 200-yard freestyle. Finishing 10th in the finals, Lobina swam a time of 1:54.27.

RYAN WEAVER — Special to the Democrat

Raymore-Peculiar placed fifth in the Suburban Conference Gold Division meet held Nov. 1-2 at the Lee’s Summit R-7 Aquatic Center.

The Panthers had a team score of 166.5 points, behind Lee’s Summit North in first with 523, Blue Springs South in second with 446, Liberty in third with 339 and Blue Springs in fourth with 335.5.

Raymore-Peculiar had several top five finishers and set some new school records.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Jesse Edington, Chase Schaeffer, Tracy Vest and Billy Crain took fifth with a time of 1 minute, 48.15 seconds, setting a new school record. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Ben Brenizer, Sean Luke-Clark, Jacob Newton and Schaeffer finished fifth with a time of 1:37.8. Also setting a new school record was the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Crain, Clark, Caleb Peter and Anthony Lobina with a fifth place finish of 3:35.27.

Schaeffer qualified for state and set a new school record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a third place time of 1:04.01.

The Belton swim team placed third in the Suburban Conference White Division meet with a team score of 185 points.

The Pirates were behind Staley in first with 615 points and Raytown in second with 487 points.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Garrett Null, Austin Moore, Andrew Eckes and Jackson Porter placed third with a time of 2:01.28. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Andrew Eckes, Moore, Porter and Conner Schlesselman took third with a time of 1:52.85 and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Porter, Schlesselman, Null and Moore finished third with a time of 4:14.64.

Eckes also took fifth in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:23.97.

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