Central Cape Girardeau Sets Four Records, Three-Peats at Missouri Boys Class 1 State Championships

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After the Class 2 meet yesterday, the Missouri Boys Class 1 State Swimming and Diving Championships took place on Nov. 10 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.

Central Cape Girardeau won their third-straight team title with a total of 225 points ahead of Glendale (209) and Parkway West (185). The Tigers also set all four Class 2 records that were broken at this meet, including a pair from junior Daniel Seabaugh.

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Top 5 Team Scores:

1. Central Cape Girardeau – 225
2. Glendale – 209
3. Parkway West – 185
4. Kearney – 143
5. MICDS – 134

The meet began with an exciting and close 4×50 medley relay as Kearney’s Vaughn SloanTyler GodseyCarter White and Evan Holt won in 1:38.44 to hold off a charging Parkway West (1:38.64). Central Cape Girardeau took a close third in 1:38.67.

Seabaugh swam to the top of the podium in the 200 free, dropping over six seconds from his morning swim to win in 1:39.14 en route to setting a new Class 2 record. Holt also snuck under the 1:40 mark in 1:39.53 for second as Oak Park’s Jonathan Hill grabbed third in 1:41.33.

It was a two-man race in the 500 free as Seabaugh then went on to win in 4:29.83 in yet another Class 2 mark. He edged out Holt, who raced to second in 4:29.88, by five-hundredths. Parkway West’s Josh Ransin was third in 4:42.62.

The 200 IM went to Battle’s AJ Huskey who bested the field by five seconds to grab the State title in an impressive 1:49.64 as the only swimmer under the 1:50 mark. Oak Park’s Robbie Hill swam to second in 1:54.01 and Parkway Central’s Hayden Christiansen took third in 1:57.76.

Huskey won his second individual event of the meet by stopping the clock in 50.46 for the 100 fly victory. Smithville’s Nathan Noll wasn’t too far behind in 50.72 for second as Hill finished third in 51.06.

Nevada’s Ben Hines splashed and dashed his way to the gold in the 50 free with a quick time of 20.74. Silver went to Glendale’s Sam Beatty and Central Cape Girardeau’s Hyrum Dickson grabbed bronze in 21.44.

Not too long after, Hines was back in the water to power home to a 100 free win in a swift 46.19. Central Cape Girardeau Jacob Bening (46.46) was second and J. Hill (46.67) was third.

Central Cape Girardeau Dickson, Truman Vines, Bening and Seabaugh posted a three-second 4×50 free relay victory with a time of 1:26.73 ahead of runner-up Glendale (1:29.11), Chaminade relay squad was close behind for a third-place showing in 1:29.19. Central’s time was faster than the previous Class 2 record.

Soon after helping his relay to a State title, Bening found himself on top of the podium in the 100 back with a time of 50.89 to etch his name in the Class 2 record book. Parkway West’s Christopher Frederick powered home to second in 52.12 as Christiansen took third in 53.34.

Godsey led the charge of three swimmers under the 59-second mark in the 100 breast, getting his hands to the wall first in 58.06. Second went to Matthew States (58.36) of Lutheran St. Charles and third went to Brayden Cole (58.64) of Carthage.

Glendale’s Cole Earl dove to the top spot on the 1-meter board, posting a score of 533.50 for the win. Second went to Parkway West’s Brayden Escher with a score of 455.05 and Park Hill South’s Greyson Langer took third with 388.80 points.

The relay quartet of Vines, Dickson, Jack Maxton and Bening concluded the meet as victors in the 4×100 free relay for Central Cape Girardeau, combining to post a time of 3:14.53. Parkway West took third in 3:17.18 as Glendale finished third in 3:17.60.

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