Auten, Dorsett set school records

The Osawatomie-Paola Boys swim team continued its strong performances in the pool, as they placed first in a meet held Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Miami County YMCA Pool in Osawatomie. In addition, the team qualified another relay team for state, as the team of Daniel Dorsett, Patrick Kennedy, Jared Auten and Jesse Prue exceeded the qualification standard for the 200 yard medley relay by swimming to a first place in the event in at time of 1:50.85.

The team is qualified for Osawatomie High School, making four relay teams qualified, two each for each school. Under Kansas rules, combined school teams may qualify a relay using a majority of swimmers from a school, but in the state championships, all four swimmers must be from the qualifying school. In this case, Kennedy, a Paola High School swimmer, must be replaced by a swimmer from Osawatomie High School, and although the team will compete under a combined banner, in the relay events, each school must be entered separately.

The Oz-Pa boys swam to an overall team first place in the event also, totaling 443 point on the day to finish slightly ahead of St. Thomas Aquinas with 428.5 points. Coffeyville - Field Kindley placed third with 374.5 points, ahead of Topeka Hayden with 254 and St. James Academy with 228. Turner with 187, Lansing with 111 and Parsons with 57 rounded out the team scores.

In addition to qualifying the 200 medley relay, Auten and Dorsett both shaved time off their school records in the butterfly and backstroke, and several other swimmers reached outside their normal events to give the team a chance for victory.

“We won because guys were willing to swim some hard stuff,” said Oz-Pa Head Coach Sarah Dorsett. “Grant Maimer swam the 200 yard IM, and Michael Del Valle was a late entry in the 500 yard freestyle. Also, Alex Weatherbie was willing to go outside his comfort zone a bit by switching from sprints to the 200 and 500 yard swims.”

Speaking of Weatherbie, a school record holder in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, and already qualified for the state meet in both events, he entered both the 200 yard freestyle, where he finished in first place with a time of 2:01.18 and the 500 yard freestyle where he was the top Oz-Pa finisher in third place overall with a time of 6:08.56.

The Oz-Pa swimmers will travel to Topeka on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 for their next action and have added a meet at Coffeyville on Monday February 1, 2010. Both meets precede the ILC Championships which are set for Wednesday, February 10, 2010 and finally the state championships on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2010 in Topeka.

“This kind of showing was a bit of a dress rehearsal for the ILC,” Dorsett said. “We are taking nothing for granted this late in the season.”

Following are complete Oz-Pa results:

Event 1 Men 200 Yard Medley Relay

1 OZPA (A) 1:50.85

1) Dorsett, Daniel - 2) Kennedy, Patrick - 3) Auten, Jared - 4) Prue, Jesse

6 OZPA (B) 2:03.31

1) Kleitz, Zac - 2) Del Valle, Michael - 3) Hart, Gus - 4) Hastert, Brint

Event 2 Men 200 Yard Freestyle

1 Weatherbie, Alex 2:01.18

6 Laudan, Nathan 2:20.06

9 Dillenbeck, Bill 2:28.90

Event 3 Men 200 Yard IM

2 Dorsett, Daniel 2:20.38

6 Hart, Gus 2:39.19

8 Maimer, Grant 2:46.67

9 Johnson, Austin 2:53.85

Event 4 Men 50 Yard Freestyle

1 Auten, Jared 23.65

11 Prue, Jesse 25.77

12 Hastert, Brint 25.91

15 Hilliard, Jon 26.38

--- Clinton, Joey 27.36

--- Kleitz, Zac 29.46

--- Boan, Jay 29.99

--- Weaver, Cory 31.16

Event 6 Men 100 Yard Butterfly

1 Auten, Jared 56.71

4 Hart, Gus 1:04.76

7 Johnson, Austin 1:19.32

Event 7 Men 100 Yard Freestyle

14 Clinton, Joey 1:04.13

18 Dillenbeck, Bill 1:05.99

20 Kennedy, Patrick 1:06.82

22 Boan, Jay 1:09.06

Event 8 Men 500 Yard Freestyle

3 Weatherbie, Alex 6:08.56

6 Laudan, Nathan 6:44.57

7 Del Valle, Michael 6:51.63

Event 9 Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay

4 OZPA (A) 1:43.98

1) Hilliard, Jon - 2) Hastert, Brint - 3) Maimer, Grant - 4) Weatherbie, Alex

9 OZPA (B) 1:55.10

1) Laudan, Nathan - 2) Dillenbeck, Bill - 3) Clinton, Joey - 4) Weaver, Cory

Event 10 Men 100 Yard Backstroke

2 Dorsett, Daniel 1:02.21

6 Prue, Jesse 1:10.42

9 Kleitz, Zac 1:16.85

Event 11 Men 100 Yard Breaststroke

5 Kennedy, Patrick 1:14.76

11 Del Valle, Michael 1:22.98

15 Weaver, Cory 1:31.52

Event 12 Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

2 OZPA (A) 3:48.44

1) Auten, Jared - 2) Maimer, Grant - 3) Hart, Gus - 4) Dorsett, Daniel

6 OZPA (B) 4:13.53

1) Hastert, Brint - 2) Dillenbeck, Bill - 3) Hilliard, Jon - 4) Clinton, Joey

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