Jugmen triumph over Whitefish Bay
January 24, 2017
The boys swim team defeated Whitefish Bay in a duel on Monday, Jan. 23.
The biggest win of the night came from the 400 relay consisting of Chris Eckhardt, Gonzalo Morales, James Guskov, seniors, and Zach Teplin, sophomore.
For the past five years, the 400 relay has lost to rival, Whitefish Bay. This year, however, the Homestead boys came out victorious.
“It was really exciting to help the seniors get the win and do it in their last home duel meet. The race holds special tradition between us and Bay so it made it more exciting to win it in a convincing fashion,” Teplin said.
The relay started off close, but Homestead lead the entire time. Teplin started the relay and provided a steady lead. Eckhardt anchored the relay and ended the event with a win.
“We raced hard, we endured fatigue, but in the end we had a great meet– which will improve the morale going into the home stretch of the season,” Eckhardt said.
The same day, the boys also had their senior night, where each senior jumped off the diveboard and gave a speech commemorating past seasons with their teammates.
“The best part about senior night was being able to spend one final meet at home with kids I’ve known since I was a freshman. The transformation we’ve all made is incredible and will travel with me for the rest of my life,” Nick Gouverneur, senior, said.
As a whole, the team saw great success and hopes to continue to improve in time for future meets.
“We had some big wins and everyone swam fast. It was a great meet,” Tyler Gao, sophomore said.