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Calvin Osborne '21, Josh Mayberry '21, and Frosh phenomena Kate Graham '24 combined to win five out of the eight events in the program in swim action vs. local goliath Stevenson High School. The amazing efforts fell short though, as the Caxys couldn’t overcome the Patriots’ depth. LFA eventually fell to Stevenson by the respectable score of 73-55.
Calvin Osborne cruised to victory in the 200 yard individual medley--a grueling race that demands skill in all four strokes. His time of 2:18.43 was enough for a nearly 10 second victory over the Stevenson swimmers. Evan Myhre '24 and Bela De Jesus '22 also swam well in the 200 IM.
Kate Graham won the 200 freestyle early in the meet, cruising to a 2:12.71 time. Her splits (29.58/33.53/35.01/34.59) show that Kate swam a really balanced, smart race.
In the sprint freestyles, Matthew Sexton '24 emerged as the team’s top sprinter. Matthew took two full seconds off of his time from last meet and swam a blazing 27.13 for the bronze--just touching out teammate and fellow sprinter Ryota Nambara '22 (27.27). Richard Wu '21, Henry Gold '24, Michael Aidan Mullarkey '21, Aaron Zhang '23, Gabe Costa '24, Ezzat Suhaime '22, Kenzo Shiraishi '22, Montgomery Gold '23, and Jason Xing '24 also distinguished themselves in the 50 freestyle.
Finally, the 100 butterfly--a tough event that requires true grit. Once again, Calvin Osborne proved he was up to the task, swimming an easy 1:04.28 for the gold medal. Teammate Bill Le '23 went a 1:09.16 for the bronze, while Kenzo Shiraishi went 1:38.20.
In the 100 freestyle, Senior Josh Mayberry fought valiantly for 75 yards before taking the silver. His time of 58.72 was a lifetime best and reflects the great work ethic he exhibits in practice. Matthew Sexton also swam incredibly fast, dropping two seconds from his previous best. Steven Sun '22 and Jacob Roach '23 also swam well in this event.
In the grueling distance race, the 500 freestyle, Kate Graham and Calvin Osborne went stroke for stroke for 450 yards before Kate pulled away for the victory. Her time was just above the 6 minute mark (6:05.51), and was her best in the Crown Pool by about 27 seconds. Calvin came in just behind at a very respectable 6:09.26.
LFA trailed Stevenson after this brave 1-2 by only 10 points with two events left!
In backstroke, Josh Mayberry took the gold with a time of 1:10.51. Bela De Jesus (1:17.84) and Richard Wu (1:20.41) rounded out the top 6.
The Stevenson breastrokers counter-punched with a final 1-2 finish to dash the Caxy hopes of an upset. However, in the event, Ryota Nambara was able to take the bronze in a nice 1:17.85 time--missing the silver by 0.85 seconds. Steven Sun (1:30.45) and Montgomery Gold (1:31.0) also swam quite nicely in this event.