Four state cut times recorded by Indians in victory over Bedford
Four state qualifying times were recorded by Tecumseh’s varsity boys swim and dive team at home in a 131-55 victory against Bedford on Thursday, Jan. 24.
There were also 22 personal best times recorded by the Indians as they won all but one event at the home meet.
A state cut time was recorded by the Indians in the very first event of the evening, the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Matt Haeussler, Ian Russell, Isaac Bhathena and Austin Coleman touched the wall in 1:47.36 to place first and win the opening event of the evening.
Bryant Hagemann followed with another state cut time by placing first for the Indians in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:53.45.
Six events later in the 500-yard freestyle, both Bryant Hagemann and Austin Coleman recorded state qualifying times. Hagemann placed first in the event with a time of 5:09.32 while Coleman followed in second place with a time of 5:09.52.
Tecumseh swept the 200-yard IM with Haeussler placing first (2:13.14), Jared Russell second (2:23.58) and Clinton Olberg third (2:33.47).
Haeussler was also first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:01.20) while Zach Lee finished second (1:13.36).
Bhathena won the 50-yard freestyle for Tecumseh with a time of 23.51 while Russell was second in 23.66. Dylan Coleman swept the event for the Indians with a third place finish (24.78).
Tecumseh also finished first, second and third in diving. Collin Eberle placed first for the Indians in diving with a score of 200.35 while Shane Lewandowski was second with 197.35. Stephen Bloxam was third with a score of 149.95.
Bedford’s Cole Ellsworth placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.30 but Russell (1:01.40) placed second and Zach Lee (1:18.22) third for the Indians.
Tecumseh placed first and second in the 100-yard freestyle with Kimerer clocking in at 55.32 and Dylan Coleman touching the wall in 57.56.
Russell also placed first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:12.77.
The Indians other two relay teams also picked up first place finishes. The Indians’ 200-yard freestyle relay team of Kimerer, Dylan Coleman, Hagemann and Austin Coleman placed first with a time of 1:39.59.
Tecumseh’s 400-yard freestyle relay team of Hagemann, Dylan Coleman, Bhathena and Alex Gilbert placed first with a time of 3:52.94.
Tecumseh improved its overall record to 4-1 (3-0 SEC) with the victory.