Glendale Boys Swimming Wins State Championship

Another state championship has come home to the Ozarks.

The Glendale Boys Swim Team completed what was a three year march to the title after picking up a win over Cape Girardeau Central by 24 points in the Class 1 state championship.

The team had placed third in 2017, second last year, before bringing home the championship this year.

Glendale used a balanced approach to win the title, with a strong individual showing from Michael Jasinski, who finished second in the state in the 200-yard freestyle, with the sophomore just 16 tenths of a second behind the senior who won the title.

Jasinski was also on the 200 Yard Freestyle relay team that won a state title topping Chaminade by over a full second in the finals. Jasinski was joined by Andrew McIlwain, Colin McNew, and Jack Beatty in winning the gold.

The depth of the team was also seen in the quartet of McNew, Trey Flouer, Lucas Chadwell, and Jasinski taking third in the 400 freestyle relay; McNew finished sixth in the 500 free; Flouer 4th and Chadwell 7th in the 100 backstroke; and McIlwain, Flouer, Beatty, and Chadwell fourth in the 200 medley relay.

“We had a fantastic season with guys challenging each other all season long,” Coach Steve Boyce told OI. “They really pushed the training level among themselves every day and it was amazing to work with them.”

(Headline photo from Glendale swimming twitter.)

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