by John Unrein
The Grain Valley Boys Swim and Dive team competed at the 2019 COMO Invite in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday, September 28th. Several personal best times were posted by Eagle swimmers, including Wyatt Huffman. The senior would go onto a 4th place finish and his personal best time in the 100 Freestyle.
Eagles Head Swim and Dive Coach Kara Liddle continues to be impressed by the progress of her squad.
“We have had a great season so far. All the boys are working hard day in and day out and it’s paying off in the pool. I was very excited for the boys to have the opportunity to compete at the COMO Invite at the Mizzou Aquatic Center. Many of the top teams in both classes were present at this meet and it was a great experience for everyone,” Liddle said.
“This is the toughest part of the season both mentally and physically. These boys are tired but dedicated to coming to practice each day and working their hardest in the pool and on the board. I’m excited to see their hard work pay off at Conference and State.”
Sophomore diver Eli Hendricks qualified for State at the Eagles first meet of the season with a score of 250.05. Huffman has qualified in the 100 Freestyle and is getting closer in several other events through shaving time.
Liddle is also excited by the progress of the team’s 400 Meter Free Relay. They continue to drop time each week and has a target of qualifying for state.
“Our goal is for all of our State athletes to return this year as well,” Liddle said.
Senior Wyatt Huffman placed fourth at the 2019 COMO Invite in Columbia on September 28th.
Photo credit: Grain Valley Swim and Dive