Mid-Suburban League lands three state swimming finalists
Feb 27, 2015 11:07 PM - Jake Barson had a steely, confident look atop the starting block seconds before hitting the pool in the 100-yard breaststroke at Friday's boys swimming and diving state championships. He had this. And a mere 57.38 seconds later, he made it official. Barson broke his own school record in winning his preliminary heat en route to placing fourth overall and advancing to Saturday's championship finals at New Trier. He was one of three Mid-Suburban League swimmers to finish in the top six, thereby earning a shot at a state title. The others were Elk Grove's Colin Williams, who qualified fifth in the 100 butterfly (49.70) and Barrington's Colin O'Leary, sixth in the 100 backstroke (51.17).