Junction City Swimmers have Momentous Season


Daniella Robles, Editor

As the boys swimming and diving season comes to an end, the swimmers have shown extreme improvement and have placed in recent competitions. On January 24th, The Junction City Boys Swimming team competed at the Topeka Natatorium, where the team placed 5th overall out of 10 teams after obtaining 206 points.

At the meet, junior Creytin Sanner broke the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke, with a time of 1:03.06. The 27-year-old previous record was made by Rob McMahon in 1997 with the time of 1:04.31. With this time, Sanner also placed first in this event and made state qualifications. Sanner has been swimming for 4 years and has been a member of the team for 3.

When asked what motivated him to break the record, Sanner said “the energy and the team’s accomplishments throughout the meet” pushed him to do it.

The boy’s coach Beth Schlesener described Creytin as “disciplined, coachable, and always has a good time with him.”

The boys relay placed fourth in the 200-yard free relay and made a state consideration time with 1:38.93. The relay consisted of Adrian Duarte with a time of 26.49, Truman Fortner who swam a 24.60, Creytin Sanner with a 24.29, and Noah Lamb with a 23.55. Adrian Duarte also placed 4th in the 200-yard free relay, with a time of 2:03.73.

Coach Schlesner said she is looking forward to the remainder of the season, most specifically she is looking forward to the team’s “highest placement in years and lots of personal improvements at Centennial League.”

Centennial League will be held on February 9th at Emporia High School.