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Boys swimming dominates Romeo in MAC Red League Division, 140-46

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Boys varsity swimming wins their 99th consecutive MAC Red League Division meet

Boys varsity swimming wins their 99th consecutive MAC Red League Division meet

Photo by Emma Russell '17

Photo by Emma Russell '17

Boys varsity swimming wins their 99th consecutive MAC Red League Division meet

Emma Russell '17, Staff Writer

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South’s boys swim team won their 99th consecutive MAC Red League Division meet against Romeo with a score of 140-46. With Romeo having a smaller team, head coach, Eric Gunderson, wasn’t too nervous going into the meet. Even though his swimmers are in the midst of a tough week of training, it was still expected that they were going to win, he said.

“It’s always good competition against Romeo, if not on the overall scoreboard, at least on the individual races. They always put up some strong athletes, it’s just a matter of size; we just have a lot bigger numbers,” Gunderson said.

According to Gunderson, the team’s main goal with this meet was to get some races in and work on the boys’ times. The expectation was to not have a ‘nail biter’ like the meet two weeks ago against Dakota when they won by only one point, he said.

“This is a MAC Red League Dual Meet and the last time we lost to Romeo was 2002. That’s actually the last time we lost a meet in our conference. We have been undefeated in the MAC since 2002,” Gunderson said.

Next week the team faces Chippewa Valley, which is expected to be a little bit closer than this one, Gunderson said. Along with Gunderson, is Daniel Kuhnlein ’17 who is eager to see the end result of the upcoming meet.

“Next Thursday, if we win that meet we will have 100 consecutive wins in the MAC Division, which would be amazing. Especially since it’s my senior year, that’d be really fun to have happen,” Kuhnlein said.

Gunderson is now focused on what’s to come as they begin to move into their championship season, he said. The first weekend of February is their County meet, the weekend after that is the MISCA meet and weeks after that they have their Conference and State meet.

“So, next week on Thursday is our last opportunity to qualify for the county meet. And that following week we’ve got Huron on Tuesday and County meet Friday and Saturday,” Gunderson said. “So, that kind of starts the time of the year where our training starts to back off a bit and everything sort of starts to come together. They’ll begin seeing results of the training that they’ve put in at that point.”

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