EagleJays convincingly beat Delavan-Darien
JEFFERSON — The Jefferson/Cambridge boys swim team won seven events to earn a dominant, 111-58, dual meet victory over Delavan-Darien at home on Thursday night in Southern Lakes Conference action.
Hunter Eagan won both the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events in 24.10 seconds and 57.09 seconds, respectively, to pick up the team’s third SLC dual victory of the year.
The EagleJays won all three relay events as well.
“We’re trying to improve our times more so we have better seed times at conference,” Jefferson/Cambridge head coach Emily Lynch said. “Last year, we placed last in conference, so the goal is to hopefully not be at the bottom this year.”
Lynch believes the team is on track to do that, as seen by the performances of Alex Ellifson in the 200 free, where he dropped four seconds, and the 500 free, where he swam a time of 6:02.77, which was good for third place. Stone Farruggio placed second in the 500 free in 5:53.80.
Matthew Thomas (1:07.51) won the 100 backstroke, and Dane Jensen (1:13.90) finished first in the 100 breaststroke.
The EagleJays have a home dual meet tonight at 6 o’clock against Wayland Academy before hosting the Southern Lakes Conference Meet on Feb. 2.
“I think there’s going to be some really good swims, and I think we’re going to be surprised by a lot of them by how fast they really can swim,” Lynch said. “It’s going to surprise us as coaches, but it’s going to surprise them as well. They are working really hard, and they haven’t had a real taper before. Hopefully it pays off like we want it to.”