Sandwich Swimmers Make Some History
By: Dan Crowley
It was just another day at the office for the Blue Knight swimming and diving team. With the Bay Colony Conference title on the line, not to mention the chance to make a little school history and finish the season undefeated, SHS made another big splash and sunk Nantucket, 94-71.
“This is a thrill,” Coach Tony Compton said of the team’s success. “We’ve taken care of business. The boys have performed excellent all year. It has been over 20 years for me and I’m thrilled to have this undefeated season. These boys just put their stamp on this team and this season.”
The Knights completed the dual-meet season with a record of 13-0.
Sandwich began by winning the first six events. The team of Trey Kamb, Nick Crossman, Tom Cundiff, and Alex Simpson won the medley relay in 1:52.71 with teammates Brian Hann, Christian Hassler, Beau Stanton, and Mo Sykes swimming second in 1:58.57.
Simpson (1:56.45) won the 200 freestyle with Kellen Comer (2:13) taking third. Crossman (2:13.07) took first in the IM with Hann (2:24.55) swimming third. Cundiff (24.06) won the 50 freestyle. Sykes (25.70) swam third and Stanton (27.16) was fourth.
In the diving, Grady Bergen continued his string of outstanding performances, winning with 184.80 points. Sam Scott (170.35) took third and Chris Steele (154.20) was fourth.
By the end of the diving, the Knights held a 54-22 lead over the Whalers.
Cundiff collected another win in the butterfly with a time of 1:00.50. Stanton finished second at 1:03.95.
Nantucket won the 100 freestyle, the first of their two wins for the afternoon. Sykes (1:01.07) swam second and Evan Denmark (1:04.18) was third.
Simpson (5:21.77) won the 500 freestyle with Comer (5:55.94) third and Tristan Ferris (6:36.99) fourth.
The team of Crossman, Kamb, Simpson, and Cundiff won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:39.83. Max Drake, Denmark, Andrew Wilson, and Brad Collins swam second in a time of 1:49.75.
Leading 94-43, the Blue Knights did not take points in the final three events.
Nantucket won the backstroke with Kamb (1:06.56) second and Mike Deptula (1:16.61) third.
Crossman picked up another win in the breaststroke, posting a time of 1:10.43. Wilson swam second at 1:11.58.
Sandwich swept the final event of the day with the team of Stanton, Sykes, Hann, and Comer winning the 400 freestyle relay in 4:02.77. Drake, Wilson, Collins, and Scott posted a time of 4:21.46 for second and Chris Crowley, Ferris, Denmark, and Hassler finished third at 4:39.48.
In addition to their Bay Colony Conference dual-meet title, the Blue Knights also won the Cape Cod Classic this season. Sandwich will defend their Bay Colony Conference meet championship this weekend. Diving begins today at 2:30 PM and swimming will be held on Sunday with the boys beginning at 9 AM and the girls following at 2:30 PM.
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