FSHS Swim Team Finshed Third in State Championship

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Swimming is all about “good times”.

Last night Fort Scott High School Boys Swim Team took on the reigning 6A State Championship team at Blue Valley West High School.

With only three swimmers they finished the night in third place as a team beating out DeSoto by one point.

Out of the six events swam, the Tigers earned six personal best times for the season.

Oliver Witt broke the 2:00.00 mark with a 1:59.09 in the 200 Freestyle and a 4th place finish.  Oliver almost broke the 1:00.00 mark in the 100 Butterfly swimming a 1:00.14 and a 4th place finish.

Sam Mix took .58 seconds off his 50 Free for a personal best time of 24.67 and finished 8th out of 36 swimmers.  Sam also PR’d in the 100 Breast taking  almost 4 seconds off for a time of 1:20.60 finishing in 6th place overall.

Bobby Kemmerer swam his first State Qualifying time in the 50 Free with a time of 23.25 and a 4th place finish overall.  Bobby also PR’d in the 100 Free with a time of 53.09 and a 3rd place finish.

“To say I am proud of the boys is an understatement,” said Angie Kemmerer. “They have consistently dropped time and show the heart of a Tiger with their competitive spirits.  To have personal best times in every race demonstrates their drive and commitment to the only sport where a coach is always telling them not to breathe.   The Swimming Tigers are building a strong tradition, one stroke at a time.”
The FSHS Boys Swim team continues their season next week on Tuesday in Coffeyville and Thursday at Buhler.
Submitted by Angie Kemmerer

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