PREP ROUNDUP: DeKalb swim co-op wins invitational title
DeKalb - Sycamore swim co-op took home an invitational championship on Saturday.
The Barbs (389 points) edged Rock Island (363) and Rockford Boylan (219).
"It was a very really exciting meet," co-op coach Leah Eames said. "It was between us and Rock Island the whole meet. We really finished strong as a team and we came away with a win. Any invitational is difficult to win."
Daniel Hein won the 100-yard butterfly and Marc Dubrick won the 500 freestyle. The Barbs had three relays come away with victories. Dubrick, Ryan Schultz, Josh Page and Hein combined to win the 400 medley. Amal Tatum, Tyler Schultz, Holden Mackey and Austin Bockman won the 200 free. Hein, Jacob Bjork, Ryan Schultz and Dubrick won the 800 free in a meet record.
"I'm really pleased with how strong we've started out the season," Eames said. "This weekend we had several people who had personal-best times."
DeKalb finished in second place at the LaSalle-Peru Invitational on Saturday.
The Barbs finished second to Dixon with a total of 6,189 and an average of 206 per game. Ten teams participated in the invite.
DeKalb was led by Will Todtz, who bowled a six-game total of 1,262. Sean Mattingly bowled a 296 game, including 11 strikes in a row.
DeKalb boys and girls bowling competes at Dixon on Dec. 11.
DeKalb too kseventh place at the Streamwood Invitational.
The Barbs were led by Kodilee Underwood's 1,169 series (a 194 average) and Jessica Eberly also had a 1,148 series, including games of 216 and 221.
"The bowling team had a very solid presence at the invite and was a mere 98 pins short of fourth place," DeKalb coach Bill Holland said. "I intentionally rotated non-starter substitutes into the games to develop their experience in highly competitive environments, sacrificing our position at the invite."
Sycamore takes 28th: Sycamore took 28th place at Strikefest on Saturday. A total of 44 teams competed at Strikefest and Sycamore finished with a final tally of 2,460.
Barbs fall: DeKalb lost to Whitney Young, 65-33.