Swimmers close to qualifying for state contest after first meet

The first swim meet for Kenny Stepflug proved to be successful on Dec. 11.
He set a new school record in the 500 freestyle event and qualified for states with his time of 4:56.80
‘Kenny could own all the individual records before he leaves,? said Boys Swim Coach Kenwyn Chock.
Jordan Zendejas also set a new school record by scoring 235.85 in six dives.
The team won their first meet against Troy-Athens, 114-71.
The Wolves placed first in seven other events and the relay teams were only a few seconds off from qualifying for states.
‘I think we could get all of the relay teams to states this year,? said Chock. ‘I am looking to get more individuals to states, too. I am really happy about the numbers.?
Swimmers taking first place were 200 yard medley relay of Jake Rush, Mike Inch, Bobby Nelson, and Stepflug, time of 1:47.39; and 200 yard freestyle relay of Nelson, Kristian Nikaj, Inch, Kramer Kamp, time of 1:40.07.
Individual event leaders were Stepflug in the 200 yard freestyle, 1:50.34; Rush in 50 yard freestyle, 24.06; Steve Nelson in 100 yard backstroke, 59.82; and Bobby Nelson in 100 yard breaststroke, 1:09.09, and 200 yard IM, 2:07.98.
‘We did really well for the first meet of the season,? said Chock. ‘Everyone swam the maximum of four events. Now we will start our division one meets. Our swimmers will be challenged.?
The boys next meet is Thursday against Birmingham Seaholm.
It begins at 6 p.m.