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The Golden Speedo

(photo provided by Victoria Rose, Asst. Coach for Iowa City West/Liberty High Swimming)

IOWA CITY– Rivalries between the Iowa City high schools create unique traveling trophies. Iowa City West High and Iowa City High have “The Golden Spike” for the annual varsity volleyball match. West and City have “The Boot” for football. And for West and City, the boys on the swim teams battle once a year for “The Golden Speedo.”
Once again, West High/Liberty High retained possession of the coveted swimsuit by dunking the Little Hawks. The Trojan-Bolts traveled to the Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Tuesday, Jan. 21, for the annual rivalry meet, and blew out the Little Hawks 117-53 (varsity) and 136-32 (junior varsity or JV).
Liberty High’s Izaak Hajek won the 100-yard butterfly in 51.55 seconds, setting a new meet record, and joined West’s James Pinter, Jordan Christensen and Diggory Dillingham in the winning 200-yard medley relay (1:37.07). Hajek, Boyd Skelley and Luke Nichols joined Dillingham to win the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:19.01. Skelley, Nichols, Dillingham and Pinter won the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:26.96, also setting a new meet record. Kirk Brotherton, a “Bolt,” won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.69 seconds, Pinter won both the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.58 and the 100-yard backstroke in 52.33 seconds, while Dillingham won the 50-yard freestyle in 22.37 seconds.
The varsity Trojan-Bolts will compete in a state qualifying meet Saturday, Feb. 8, at Linn-Mar High School (3111 N. Tenth St., Marion) starting at noon. The 2020 State Swim Meet is set for Saturday, Feb. 15, at the natatorium in the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (309 S. Madison St., Iowa City) starting at 12:30 p.m.

Iowa City West High-Liberty High vs. Iowa City, City High
Team scores — JV - IC West 136, City High 32. Varsity - IC West 117, City High 53.
Events
JV 200-yard medley relay — 1, IC West “A” (Bill Chen, Jason Xie (L), Levi Wenck, Andrey Arshava), 1:55.56. 2, IC West “B” (Lukas Swanson (L), Nathan Chen, Matthew Staber (L), Nicholas Morden), 2:00.07. 3, IC West “C” (Ethan Keeney (L), Christian Janis, Joseph Bartoszczyk, Joshua Morden), 2:00.22.
200-yard medley relay — 1, IC West “A” (James Pinter, Jordan Christiansen, Izaak Hajek (L), Diggory Dillingham), 1:37.07. 3, IC West “B” (Parth Patel, Tate Happel (L), Andy Luo, Michael Kimball), 1:46.38. 4, IC West “C” (Aiden Petersen (L), Gavin Keeney (L), Nathan Deyak, Quinn Wubbena), 1:50.06.
JV 200-yard freestyle — 1, Evan Sharafuddin, 2:04.28. 2, Dylan Salge, 2:10.35. 3, Xie (L), 2:11.85. Anthony Allou, 2:10.92. N. Morden, 2:16.31.
200-yard freestyle — 1, Pinter, 1:43.58. 3, Damon Conzemius (L), 1:49.20. 4, Nikolas Sung, 1:50.88.
JV 200-yard IM — 1, G. Keeney (L), 2:12.26. 2, Barrett Coffey, 2:18.21. 3, E. Keeney (L), 2:21.74. Kyle Chi, 2:37.69.
200-yard IM — 2, Christensen, 2:00.99. 3, Hajek (L), 2:03.77. 5, Luke Nichols (L), 2:05.14.
JV 50-yard freestyle — 1, Edward Dowling, 24.28. 2, Deyak, 24.43. 4, Arshava, 25.84. Bartoszczyk, 24.96. Mike Wu, 25.95. Daniel Bodin, 26.54. Wenck, 26.59. Caden Greer (L), 26.66. Cam Whitehead (L), 27.73. Hayden Kupka (L), 27.79. Connor Ahrens (L), 27.95. Ian Caballero (L), 28.06. Ethan Long (L), 28.20. Gabe Bruns, 28.21. Kyle Dominy (L), 28.21. Jared Staskal, 28.57. Matthew Staber (L), 28.79. Tyson Baker (L), 29.43. Maxwell Thompson (L), 29.59. Gary Chen, 29.98. Sid Gopishetty, 31.94. Calvin Greene, 32.15. Nick Fairfield, 32.79. Max Zhang, 32.99. Krishna Bharadwaj, 42.21.
50-yard freestyle — 1, Dillingham, 22.37. 2, Kirk Brotherton (L), 22.56. 3, Kimball, 22.70.
JV 100-yard butterfly — 1, Deyak, 1:01.58. 2, B. Chen, 1:04.32. 3, Swanson (L), 1:04.99. E. Keeney (L), 1:06.58. Wenck, 1:08.67. Staber (L), 1:12.27.
100-yard butterfly — 1, Hajek (L), 51.55 (new meet record). 2, Nichols (L), 54.72. 3, Luo, 56.45.
JV 100-yard freestyle — 1, Wubbena, 52.26. 2, Dowling, 53.55. 3, Salge, 55.46. Janis, 59.31. Bodin, 1:00.34. Whitehead (L), 1:01.13. N. Chen, 1:01.17. Bartoszczyk, 1:01.19. Greer (L), 1:01.35. Bruns, 1:02.79. E. Long (L), 1:03.64. J. Morden, 1:04.15. Dominy (L), 1:04.75. Caballero (L), 1:04.83. Ahrens (L), 1:05.16. Thompson (L), 1:05.17. Staskal, 1:05.21. Kupka (L), 1:05.46. Luke Johnson, 1:07.65. Christian Montover (L), 1:08.84. Baker (L), 1:10.38. G. Chen, 1:10.63. Fairfield, 1:12.92. Zhang, 1:14.24. Gopishetty, 1:18.84. Greene, 1:21.71. Bharadwaj, 1:35.69.
100-yard freestyle — 1, Brotherton (L), 49.69. 2, Skelley (L), 49.95. 4, Kimball, 50.44.
JV 500-yard freestyle — 1, Petersen (L), 5:23.66. 2, Sharafuddin, 5:35.05. Alou, 5:58.08.
500-yard freestyle — 2, Conzemius (L), 4:58.41. 3, Luo, 5:00.98. 4, Sung, 5:10.74.
JV 200-yard freestyle relay — 1, IC West “A” (Salge, Arshava, B. Chen, Coffey), 1:44.14. 2, IC West “B” (Bodin, Wenck, N. Chen, G. Keeney (L)), 1:46.03. 3, IC West “C” (J. Morden, N. Morden, Chi, Sharafuddin), 1:47.59. IC West “D” (Bartoszczyk, Janis, Wu, Allou), 1:44.31. IC West “E” (Caballero (L), Greer, Staskal, Ahrens (L)), 1:51.86. IC West “H” (Dominy (L), Kupka (L), Thompson (L), Staber (L)), 1:55.05. IC West “F” (Whitehead (L), Bruns, E. Long (L), Fairfield), 1:57.13. IC West “I” (Baker (L), Zhang, Gopishetty, Greene), 2:07.25. IC West “G” (Bharadwaj, Johnson, Montover (L), G. Chen), 2:13.43.
200-yard freestyle relay — 1, IC West “A” (Dillingham, Skelley (L), Nichols (L), Pinter), 1:26.96 (new meet record). 3, IC West “B” (Wubbena, Kimball, Brotherton (L), Happel (L)), 1:32.72. 4, IC West “C” (Dowling, Patel, Deyak, Sung), 1:35.32.
JV 100-yard backstroke — 1, Petersen (L), 1:02.59. 2, Swanson (L), 1:02.65. 3, B. Chen, 1:03.82. Wu, 1:10.70. Chi, 1:10.83.
100-yard backstroke — 1, Pinter, 52.33. 3, Patel, 58.41. 4, Skelley (L), 58.69.
100-yard breaststroke — 1, Xie (L), 1:09.29. 2, N. Chen, 1:12.25. 3, N. Morden, 1:17.96. Janis, 1:23.68. J. Morden, 1:23.22.
100-yard breaststroke — 2, Christensen, 1:00.28. 3, G. Keeney (L), 1:05.59. 5, Happel, 1:06.06.
JV 400-yard freestyle relay — 1, IC West “A” (Sharafuddin, Coffey, Dowling, Petersen (L)), 3:46.25. 2, IC West “B” (Arshava, Swanson (L), Salge, Xie (L)), 4:00.86. 3, IC West “C” (E. Keeney (L), Chi, Allou, Bodin), 4:13.51.
400-yard freestyle relay — 1, IC West “A” (Dillingham, Hajek (L), Skelley (L), Nichols (L), 3:19.01. 2, IC West “B” (Brotherton (L), Conzemius (L), Sung, Christensen), 3:24.05. 3, IC West “C” (Wubbena, Patel, Happel (L), Luo), 3:34.56.