Cohen Osborn damages program document; Tigers swim to initial

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Cohen Osborn never ever completed in the 200-yard freestyle in his preparation swim occupation at Edwardsville prior to Thursday.

His very first time doing the occasion came to be an unforgettable one.

Osborn established the program document with a initially-place time of 1:43.46, as the Tigers took first in the four-team Southern Illinois Swim Championships at the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Facility.

EHS won 10 of 12 occasions and also racked up 314 factors. Granite City complied with in 2nd with 163, complied with by Alton with 134 factors and also Collinsville with 107 factors.

“It was enjoyable to reach do that today,” Osborn stated concerning swimming the 200-yard freestyle.

EHS trainer Christian Rhoten included, “It doesn’t fit well right into the program of where his finest occasions are, so he never ever reaches swim it. He wished to see if he can obtain a group document, which he did by virtually 2 secs.”

The previous 200-yard freestyle document was 1:45.21 established by Jake Gremaud in 2015.

Osborn likewise took initially in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.67.

“This satisfy is actually great for us heading right into the sectional due to the fact that it’s a great satisfy to see where you are for several of your occasions,” Osborn stated. “It’s likewise an enjoyable satisfy to obtain long times in occasions you haven’t performed in a while.”

The Southern Illinois Swim Championships is a possibility for several of the Tigers to swim for the last time throughout the period, and also for others, it was a possibility to establish brand-new seed times for the Edwardsville Sectional swim satisfy at Chuck Fruit Aquatic Fixate Feb. 18.

“It’s simply type of to see where every person is,” Rhoten stated. “It’s like a wedding rehearsal (for sectional).”

The EHS swimmers reached choose their very own occasions and also the Tigers attempted various relay mixes to see what would certainly function best for the sectional satisfy.

All 3 EHS passes on took initially.

The 200-yard assortment relay group of Alex Ge, Austin Norcio, Andre Myers and also Andrew Knef took initially in 1:53.30; the 200-yard freestyle relay group of Andre Myers, Eddie Myers, Owen Gruben and also Osborn took initially in 1:33.94; the 400-yard freestyle relay group of Norcio, Eddie Myers, Gruben and also Osborn took initially in 3:26.13.

“This is much more simply for the enjoyable of it,” Norcio stated concerning the satisfy. “Certainly, we wish to go quickly, yet we thought about it as a method to prepare (for the sectional).”

The Tigers likewise saw first-place times from Eddie Myers (2:03.00) in the 200-yard private assortment, Gruben (23.23) in the 50-yard freestyle, and also Logan Heepke (1:07.55) in the 100-yard backstroke.

Seeker Schlueter took initially in diving with a rating of 328.35.

In both occasions the Tigers didn’t win, they took 2nd. Ge completed with a second-place time of 54.20 in the 100-yard freestyle and also Ridge Batchelor completed with a second-place time of 1:13.44 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

EHS will certainly be opting for its 5th successive sectional title on Feb. 18 at the Chuck Fruit Aquatic Facility.

“I assume it’ll be a great satisfy,” Rhoten stated. “I assume we’ll see some excellent efficiencies, specifically with individuals when they obtain power at a sectional satisfy like that. That recognizes what they can do.”