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Trojan Bolts win State Swimming Championship

Liberty’s Hajek takes fifth in the 100-yard butterfly

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City West High-Liberty High boys swim team claimed the 2020 State Championship Saturday, Feb. 15 by topping the field at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. The Trojan-Bolts racked up 262.5 team points to sink the competition. Ankeny was the runner-up team with 236 while Waukee was third with 231.
Liberty’s Izaak Hajek was fifth in the 100-yard butterfly and eighth in the 200-yard individual medley (IM), Damon Conzemius was tenth in the 500-yard freestyle and 13th in the 200-yard freestyle, Tate Happel was 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Luke Nichols was 14th in the 100-yard butterfly and 18th in the 200 IM.
Kirk Brotherton was 15th in the 50-yard freestyle, Gavin Keeney was 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke, and Boyd Skelley was 17th in the 100-yard freestyle and 19th in the 100-yard backstroke.
Hajek and West High’s James Pinter, Jordan Christensen, and Michael Kimball were second in the 200-yard medley relay. Hajek and Luke Nichols joined Diggory Dillingham and Pinter for the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay while Nichols and Brotherton joined Dillingham and Kimball for the third-place 200-yard freestyle relay.

2020 IHSAA State Swimming Meet results for Iowa City West High-Liberty High
200-yard medley relay — 2, IC West (James Pinter, Jordan Christensen, Izaak Hajek (L), Michael Kimball), 1:31.86.
200-yard freestyle — 2, Pinter, 1:38.24. 13, Damon Conzemius (L), 1:45.41. 17, Nikolas Sung, 1:47.21.
200-yard IM — 6, Christensen, 1:54.98. 8, Hajek (L), 1:56.07. 18, Luke Nichols (L), 1:59.99.
50-yard freestyle — 2, Diggory Dillingham, 20.67. 10, Kimball, 21.58. 15, Kirk Brotherton (L), 21.65.
100-yard butterfly — 5, Hajek (L), 50.14. 14, Nichols (L), 52.17. 24, Andy Luo, 54.18.
100-yard freestyle — 3, Dillingham, 45.85. 12, Kimball, 47.48. 17, Boyd Skelley (L), 48.42.
500-yard freestyle — 10, Conzemius (L), 4:48.14. 14, Luo, 4:51.54. 22, Sung, 4:57.04.
200-yard freestyle relay — 3, IC West (Dillingham, Brotherton (L), Nichols (L), Kimball), 1:24.00.
100-yard backstroke — 1, Pinter, 50.01. 19, Skelley (L), 54.80.
100-yard breaststroke — 2, Christensen, 56.40. 11, Tate Happel (L), 1:00.72. 16, Gavin Keeney (L), 1:01.31.
400-yard freestyle relay — 2, IC West (Dillingham, Nichols (L), Hajek (L), Pinter), 3:05.45.