Boys swim and dive take the regular season title away from rival EGR

They complete the rigorous conference season undefeated


Boys swim and dive stayed undefeated and took down rival EGR for the regular season conference championship for the first time in seven years, 103-83.

After winning the conference meet last year, but losing in the regular season, Forest Hills had a bitter taste in their mouths having to split the title with crosstown rival EGR. This season, they came in with a vengeance to beat the men in blue and yellow.

“EGR is the one team we were looking for on our schedule this year,” junior diver Chance Spencer said. “Last season, they were the only team we lost to, and we came in thinking that it was a must win. We wanted to come back and say that we are better then them, and we are the better team in the rivalry.”

With the conference meet coming up next week, the Rangers received a boost of confidence heading into the championship races.

Throughout the year, the Rangers have proven their dominance, starting off strong by winning the Cereal Bowl Relays in their opening meet of the year.

This was especially impressive without their top swimmer, sophomore Henry Schutte, who was absent due to an autoimmune disease. Henry had returned just in time to swim the 50-yard freestyle for the EGR meet. After not touching the water for four months, he returned strong and placed first in the race.

“We were strong last season, but this season we are a little different,” said sophomore Kaz Iwatsu, who was part of the record breaking relay team. “We have much better chemistry which has led us to our success.”

The Rangers have posted an impressive undefeated conference record. They look to continue their recent dominance in the conference meet and then send off their individuals shortly after.

It’s been a season of success. Not only have they kept an undefeated record, but they have had four swimmers, Dakota Weinman, Kaz Iwatsu, Charlie Krug and Matt Wilson, break a school record.

The Rangers look to build upon all of their the success next week and look to take the outright conference championship at the conference meet.