Allegan’s Lucas Bunn swam a state qualifying time of 50.48 in the 100 freestyle event against Plainwell.

Trojans outswim Tigers

By: 
Walt Kaechele

The Allegan boys’ swim team hosted league rival Plainwell on Tuesday, Feb. 3, in a dual match that saw the Trojans emerge as the victors 99-81.
It was a close meet all the way; the kind of meet necessitates adjustments along the way and veteran coach John DuBois made the most of them.
He said, “We moved to make some adjustments after they came at us as strong as they did.”
Several swimmer for the Trojans stepped up to make the difference.
“Ben (Miller) has been swimming strong all along,” DuBois said. “Our diver, Santiago Chahin, is a foreign-exchange student and you never know what kind of instruction he was getting, so I left it up to Lynn (Seibert, the diving coach) to work it out and it’s proved to be positive.
“Right now we are improving more mentally. It’s one thing to swim fast, but it’s another to know you can swim fast and then just do what you can do and not worry about the others.”
Several swimmers for Plainwell took top honors: Miller in the 200 medley relay, the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke; Jack Widman in the 200 medley relay and 100 fly; Colin Dorgan in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay; Brendan Edgington in the 500 free and the 400 free relay; and Chahin in the dive portion.
The Tigers came up second in this dual meet, but they were in it all the way.
Allegan coach Mark Mattox said, “We didn’t carry out our energy all the way to the end. It’s tough when you don’t have the depth and it showed.
 

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