An­other year, an­other ti­tle for Mus­tangs

Post-Tribune - - Post-Tribune Sports - BY GREGG SCHWARTZ

MUN­STER — Tra­di­tion in Mun­ster swim­ming runs as deep as the wa­ters in its newly ded­i­cated Jon Jepsen Pool. Fit­tingly, the Sea­horses coasted to their 25th con­sec­u­tive con­fer­ence ti­tle Satur­day, the day Mun­ster’s aquatic cen­ter was ded­i­cated to the leg­endary for­mer coach.

Mun­ster outscored run­ner-up High­land 424-279 to win the North­west Con­fer­ence Cross­roads con­fer­ence boys’ meet. The Sea­horses have won all eight of that con­fer­ence’s cham­pi­onships.

“Con­fer­ence is al­ways im­por­tant,” Mun­ster coach Matt Pavlovich said. “To me it’s about get­ting ready for the sec­tional meet and the state meet.”

The Sea­horses placed first in nine of the 12 events. Mun­ster swim­mers broke one con­fer­ence record, tied an­other, and nearly eclipsed two more.

“It was a great meet for the kids. We had a lot of good swims to­day,” Pavlovich said. “I ac­tu­ally thought we looked a lot bet­ter in the pool to­day than we did against Ch­ester­ton on Thurs­day.”

Wil­son Beck­man let the Mun­ster charge by ty­ing the NCC record of 20.86 sec­onds in the 50-yard freestyle. Later, he broke his own twoyear-old mark by 1.24 sec­onds in the 100 back­stroke.

“My swims were re­ally great. I liked what I did,” Beck­man said. “I didn’t make a lot of mis­takes through­out the meet, which was good.”

Beck­man’s team­mate, Joey Gard­ner, missed an­other NCC record by .05 sec­onds, tak­ing the 100 but­ter­fly in 50.78 sec­onds. Gard­ner also won the 200 in­di­vid­ual med­ley in 1:59.70, the only swim­mer un­der two min­utes.

Mun­ster’s re­lay teams also fared well. The 200 med­ley team of Beck­man, Jack Wulf, Gard­ner and Lo­gan Ar­ma­gast won in 1:36.47, miss­ing the NCC record by .18 sec­onds. Nick Lundin, Seth We­ston, Ar­ma­gast, and Collin Sroge won the 200 freestyle Re­lay. Sroge, Beck­man, Wulf, and Gard­ner took the 400 freestyle Re­lay in 3:16.71.

High­land’s Chris Dabrowski claimed the other races that Mun­ster left for the field. Dabrowski won the 200 freestyle in 1:46.21, three sec­onds ahead of Sroge. He won the 500 freestyle by more than seven sec­onds, swim­ming 4:45.88.

High­land diver Mitch Mastey set the con­fer­ence and pool marks with 517.15 points. Mastey fin­ished his record-set­ting per­for­mance by nail­ing a high dif­fi­culty re­verse one-and-a-half som­er­sault with two-anda-half twist dive for 55.50 points in his fi­nal dive.

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