Swimming to compete in Highland Park dual

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Swimming to compete in Highland Park dual

Senior Sam Veitch works on his butterfly in practice.

Senior Sam Veitch works on his butterfly in practice.

Katie Bardwell

Senior Sam Veitch works on his butterfly in practice.

Katie Bardwell

Katie Bardwell

Senior Sam Veitch works on his butterfly in practice.

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

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The swimming team will travel to Highland Park today to face the Scots in a dual meet competition. Senior captain Sloan Carevic said she was looking forward to the meet due to the district rivalry between the two schools.

“Highland Park’s boys team has a lot of depth and will certainly be our biggest challenge in our region,” Carevic said. “Their girls team has improved a lot and will be great competition.”

The Leopards achieved individual success at last Tuesday’s meet against Allen, Ursuline, and Jesuit as the team had an overall 28 personal bests.

“It was a difficult meet, although the girls beat Ursuline and lost to Allen, while the boys lost to both Allen and Jesuit,” junior Alex Burns said. “It was a fun meet because most of us are friends with swimmers from the other teams.”

Senior Sam Veitch said that the teams found some areas for improvement from the meet.

“Most individual events went well but relays went somewhat downhill especially on the guys’ side,” Veitch said. “We had two false starts and times that could be improved.”

The team’s next meet will be the Hebron Invitational on Nov. 4.

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