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  • Jordan O'Brien of Metea Valley qualifies second in the 100 breaststroke.

    Images: Boys state swimming prelimsFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    The IHSA boys state swimming and diving prelims were held Friday, February 28 at Evanston Township High School.

     
  • Seniors set for state meet finaleFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    There's every reason to expect seniors to step up in the boys swimming state meet at Evanston starting on Friday.

     
  • Alex Reinbrecht of Jacobs competes in the 500-yard freestyle during the state prelims last year. Reinbrecht is back in the state meet this weekend in the 500 and 200.

    Jacobs’ Reinbrecht pumped for state meetFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jacobs senior Alex Reinbrecht is doing less thinking these days. And it’s made all the difference in the world. Reinbrecht, part of the District 300 co-op boys swimming team, adjusted his mental approach in the pool. “I’m definitely much more relaxed when I race now,” he said. “For me it’s made quite a significant difference. I swim all types of races and think a lot about them. When I start thinking too much about what I’m doing, I don’t do as well. If I relax and don’t think about things, I swim quite well.”

     
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  • Steven Tan of the Illinois Math and Science Academy is the Metea Valley boys swimming sectional champion with a 49.06 state qualifying time and new pool record.

    Naperville Central’s Fox comes out of hidingFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Naperville Central’s Jimmy Fox seemed to come out of nowhere to capture the 500 freestyle at the Metea Valley swimming and diving sectional on Saturday. But his performance, which saw him cut 22 seconds off his previous best time, was not entirely unexpected by his coach and Redhawks teammates.

     
  • Lake Park edges Wheaton for thirdFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    It was a battle until the end for third place between Lake Park and Wheaton co-op Saturday at the Downers Grove North boys swimming sectional. The Lancers’ prevailed by one-half point, 182 to 181.5, thanks to their victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the final event of the day. However, team results in sectional competition don’t have the weight that the actual number of state qualifiers a school has achieved has. A sectional meet is all about being good enough and fast enough to keep your season going another week.

     
  • St. Charles North’s Joe Myhre, competes in the 200 yard medley relay during the 2014 Boys Swimming and Diving IHSA Sectional Championships Saturday at St. Charles North High School in St. Charles.

    St. Charles East wins 1st sectional since 2002Feb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Owning a slim 10-point lead heading into the day’s final race — the 400-yard free relay — St. Charles East’s boys swimming team knew what it needed to do in order to stay ahead of St. Charles North in the team standings.

     
  • Bolman comes up big; Libertyville right on trackFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake Forest sectional not only brought in powerhouse Libertyville but also swimmers who don’t have a home pool to their name, from schools such as Antioch, Carmel and the two Grayslakes. And those so-called lonely swimmers certainly contended. Libertyville prevailed as a group and will send most of its team to the state meet in Evanston next weekend. The team scores found the Cats up front with 294, while Lake Forest was second (275.50) and surprising Warren was third (203).

     
  • Elk Grove’s Williams doubles down at Glenbrook N.Feb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Winning a single event in a boys swimming sectional like the one at Glenbrook North on Saturday is remarkable enough. Doing it twice is doubly impressive. And doing it in the specific way Elk Grove junior Colin Williams did it is almost unheard of.

     
  • Barrington ties down sectional titleFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington seniors Sam Miseyka and Sebastian Piekarski have been trading off victories and best times all season in one of their strongest races, the 50-yard freestyle. “It almost seems like we’ve been going back and forth — he’ll win one, I’ll win one,” said Miseyka. On Saturday in the boys swimming sectional at Stevenson, they tried a new approach. This time they shared a victory, touching in 21.55 to tie for top honors in the 50 free in lifetime best efforts for both. One more thing they shared: A joyous dunking after the meet as Barrington celebrated a sectional championship. Barrington won the 200 medley and 200 free relays and had plenty more individual state qualifiers in totaling 260 points. Stevenson was close behind (243), with Fremd (169), Palatine (143), Jacobs (109) and Cary-Grove (95) rounding out the top six.

     
  • Senior Sebastian Piekarski, here winning the 100-yard freestyle in last weekend’s Mid-Suburban League meet, leads a strong contingent from Barrington taking aim at state meet qualification in Saturday’s sectional at Stevenson.

    Scouting sectional swimming / NorthwestFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here's a look at this weekend's boys swimming sectional meets, from the perspective of teams in the Mid-Suburban League and Maine West.

     
  • Metea Valley sees good things aheadFeb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Naperville-area boys swimming sectional is thought by many to be the toughest in Illinois, and this year’s host Metea Valley is poised to make a strong bid for the sectional team title in addition to qualifying a number of swimmers for state.

     
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  • D155 co-op, D300’s Reinbrecht shine at FVC meetFeb 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    With only 11 swimmers and without a superstar, Cary-Grove boys swimming coach Rick Schaefer realized it would take a team effort for the Trojans to claim top honors at Saturday’s Fox Valley Conference Invitational hosted by Woodstock North. Mission accomplished. Spearheaded by a first-place effort by Adam Eibel in the 200-yard intermediate, the Trojans, who host the District 155 co-op team that includes athletes from Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central and Crystal Lake South, were champions of the conference with a score of 283. Huntley was the runner-up with 255 followed by the District 300 co-op which includes Jacobs, Dundee-Crown and Hampshire with 255.

     
  • Libertyville’s Bobby Snader swims breaststroke in the 200-yard medley relay during the North Suburban Conference boys swimming meet at Vernon Hills on Saturday.

    Plenty of highlights as Libertyville wins NSCFeb 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bleached-blonde Libertyville had a performance to dye for in winning the North Suburban Conference meet on Saturday at Vernon Hills.

     
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  • Senior Sebastian Piekarski helps put host Barrington in a position of authority entering this weekend’s Mid-Suburban League meet.

    Outlook’s sunny for this MSL meetFeb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    This weekend's Mid-Suburban League boys swimming and diving championships will bring to light some terrific competition as the conference continues to improve by leaps and bounds.

     
  • Saturday’s boys swimming scoreboard Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Here are varsity boys swimming results from Saturday's meets, as reported to the Daily Herald.

     
  • Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.com Lake Park's Sean Gregor looks to the board after winning the 100 yard freestyle during the Boys DVC swim meet at Naperville North.

    Lake Park takes second in first DVC meet Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Newcomer Lake Park made a big splash in its first DuPage Valley Conference boys swimming meet Saturday, but it wasn't quite enough to top Naperville Central.

     
  • Metea Valley wins 1st UEC swimming crown Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    While Metea Valley might not be a brand new high school anymore, there are plenty of firsts still for it to achieve especially athletically. One came Saturday as the boys swimming team won the school’s first-ever Upstate Eight Conference championship at the league meet held at St. Charles North.

     
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