Two exceptional swimming and diving programs jumped in the water on Thursday and the meet went to the final touch as Huron edged host Dexter 96.5-79.5 in an SEC Red Division dual-meet. It was the first dual-meet loss of the season for the Dreadnaughts, who won their first four meets of the season.
And the opening race set the tone for the whole meet. The Huron foursome of John Gao, Daniel Huang, Peter Fazekas and Alex Moskus won the opening medley relay in 1:43.18. Right behind them – and we mean RIGHT behind them – was Dexter’s team of Lucas Greatorex, Adam Hauser, Stuart Bovich and Matthew Resende took a CLOSE second in 1:43.50.
Huron’s team of Joe O’Neal, Kenneth Jiang, Kyle Smith and Jaden Martin was third in 1:49.73.
Huron’s Drew Lindstrom won the 200 free in 1:48.47. Dexter took the next three spots with Eric Smaby second (1:58.23), and tied for third was Grady Wheeler (1:59.03) and Jack Haidl (1:59.03).
Hauser won the 200 IM for Dexter with a time of 2:03.56. Huron took the next three spots with Gao (2:10.34), O’Neal (2:14.34) and Jiang (2:14.99).
In another very CLOSE race to the wall, Dexter’s Resende went 23.06 in the 50 free and edged Huron’s Fazekas, who went 23.08. Yeah, now that’s close. And taking a close third was Huron’s Moskus in 23.72. And too close to call was the race to fourth with both Dexter’s Greatorex and Huron’s Bryce Yung finishing in 24.32.
Dexter’s Cole Warren won diving with a score of 270.70 points.
Huron took the top two spots in the 100 butterfly with Fazekas first (57.51) and Huang second (58.33). Dexter’s Bovich was third in 59.15 and Huron’s Smith was fourth in 1:04.02.
Resende won his second race of the meet by winning the 100 free in 51.78. Huron’s Yung was second (53.10) followed by teammate Moskus in third (53.27). Dexter’s Smaby was fourth (54.90) and teammate Tristan Lorincz was fifth (55.14).
Huron’s Lindstrom went the distance to win the 500 free in 4:54.74. Dexter took the next three spots with Hauser (5:10.16), Haidl (5:14.95) and Grady Wheeler (5:24.05). Jeffery Wang was fifth (5:35.92) and Matthew Dowling sixth (5:36.92) for the River Rats.
The Huron foursome of Moskus, Huang, Yung and Lindstrom won the 200 free relay in 1:36.18. Dexter’s team of Lorincz, Smaby, Wheeler and Haidl touched second in 1:41.39. Huron’s team of Ozan Uyulur, Smith, Jiang and Dowling took third in 1:42.88.
Greatorex won the backstroke in 57.04 for the Dreadnaughts. Huron’s Gao was a CLOSE second (58.18) and O’Neal third (58.28). Dexter’s Bovich was fourth (59.69) and Adam Bergen fifth (1:04.16).
Huron took the top three spots in the breaststroke with Huang first (1:05.88), Jiang second (1:06.76) and Smith third (1:08.48). Jack Potsos was fourth (1:14.39) and Ben Alekseev fifth (1:40.09) for Dexter.
The Dexter team of Resende, Hauser, Lorincz and Bovich won the 400 free relay in 3:30.66. The Huron team of Fazekas, O’Neal, Gao and Lindstrom was a CLOSE second in 3:31.44. Huron’s foursome of Wang, Dowling, Jaden Martin and Yung took third in 3:45.04.
The Dreadnaughts host Bedford on Thursday in another SEC dual-meet.