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Lobos fly by Jaguars

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By Brian Forbes

The hills were about to be alive with singing April 25. Dancing, too.

With prom set for that evening or the next for many of the swimmers on the confederate Conifer squad, the dual meet with D’Evelyn was all about finishing as fast as possible.

In a meet that went by in a blur, the Lobos were the fastest as they defeated D’Evelyn 110-66 at the Evergreen Rec Center. The meet was moved up a few hours and finished in just over an hour.

While that was nice for the swimmers and their beautiful and charming prom dates, it was tough for those who found their normal time to rest was drastically diminished.

Call it an Iron Man swim meet.

That tag would apply to freshman Sawyer Franz, who won the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke events despite an injured knee. Franz hurt his knee when he clipped a hurdle in track but still turned in a time of 5 minutes, 17.38 seconds in the 500 free and 1:03.37 in the backstroke.

“It hurts when I bend it, but otherwise it’s OK,” Franz said.

The Lobos won nine of the 11 contested events, including a win in two of the three relay events.

Christian Treat also won two events, as did teammate Geoff Gilmer.

Treat took the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:02.22 and also won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.37.

Gilmer burned his way to a win in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.50 seconds and also captured the 100 freestyle victory with a time of 1:00.82.

Craig Fowler won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:02.95.

The Lobos won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:44.84 and had a 1-2 finish in the 200 freestyle relay, thanks to the anchor leg of the second squad.