The Boys Swimming and Diving team defeated Midland Dow 97- 88 in action at the Battle Creek Quad meet hosted by Battle Creek Lakeview. Forest Hills needed it’s team depth to help the FH boys continue it’s undefeated season as despite winning 8 of the 12 events it was each teams depth that kept the meet going back and forth.
Forest Hills started off the meet with a first-place finish in the 200 yd. Medley Relay. Winning relay was Seth Fagen (:26.13), Matt Wilson (:27.85), Jonathan Bloedow (:24.19) and Charlie Krug (:21.78).
Forest Hills held a slim lead after finishing 1st and 4th in the 200 yd Freestyle as Henry Schutte (1:44.80) captured 1st with Avery Letourneau (1:53.73) coming in 4th.
The 200 yd. Individual Medley saw Forest Hills depth help to stretch it’s lead as they placed 1st– 2nd and 4th place. CJ Hier just touching out teammate Daniel Bloedow for 1st place (2:05.37 – 2:06.30) and Adam Sands taking 5th place (2:09.76).
In the 50 yd Freestyle, Charlie Krug was 2nd (:22.70), Jonathan Bloedow (:23.37) took 4th place.
Ryan Talbot was Forest Hills top diver on Saturday with a score of 178.40 pts. Teammates Sam Musgraves (163.00) was 3rd and Flyn Lyon (162.55) was 4th.
Seth Fagen (:55.08) was out touched Dow by 0.15 tenths and settled for 2nd place and Adam Sands (:57.87) as 3rd.
Forest Hills battled back and showed it’s speed in both the 100 yd. Freestyle they placed 1-3-5 in the 100 yd. Freestyle and displayed some fine depth with a 2-4-5 finish in the 500 yd. Freestyle events. Leading Forest Hills in the sprint event was Henry Schutte (:46.71) and teammates Matt Wilson (49.23) and Charlie Krug (:49.76) finishing 3rd and 5th respectfully. Jonathan Bloedow was just touched out in the distance race coming up 0.27 tenths short going 5:00.50 for 2nd place and Avery LeTourneau (5:19.35) was good for 4th and Paul Jeong placed 5th (5:26.99).
The freestyle sprint relays saw Forest Hills touch 1st as the “A” relay (Schutte 21.53, Krug Bloedow, D, LeTourneau) going 1:30.24.
Seth Fagen, CJ Hier and Andrew Zhang combined to strengthen it’s lead over Dow as they finished 1-4-5 in the 100 yd. Backstroke and Matt Wilson finished off the individual events with a 1:00.43 first place finish in the 100 yd. Breaststroke.
Forest Hills closed out the meet with a 2nd place finish in the 400 yd. Freestyle Relay as the “A” team (Schutte :48.37, Wilson :49.44, Fagen 50.48, Bloedow, J :50.51) just missed out on first place by less than 1.5 tenths of a second (3:18.78).
“We swam and drove well despite this was the team’s third meet in 7 days. We’re a pretty tired group right now but we’re still able to post times near personal best,” said head coach Dennis Neat. “
The team will host GR Catholic Central at the Forest Hills Aquatic Center on Tuesday, Jan. 16th at 6:30 pm.