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#BonnerSports Roundup: Swimmers second at WYCO Invite, boys hoops back in action Friday

January 27, 2012

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The Bonner Springs boys swimming team finished second out of three teams in the WYCO Invitational on Thursday behind a slew of personal bests and meet records.

The Braves played host to the event, which also featured Turner and Washington-Sumner. Turner took first place with 473 points, Bonner Springs was second with 317 points and Washington-Sumner third with 248 points.

Blaine Edmondson and Ethan Hook finished first and third in the 200-yard freestyle, respectively. Each set a new record in the event while Edmondson’s 2:03.55 finish topped the former meet record by 7 seconds.

Ryan Cook came from behind and placed first in the 200-yard individual medley, outreaching Turner’s Angelo Pena by .05 seconds. Cook was also followed by Dakota Nason in fourth place.

Thomas Hook and Nate Mitchell each swam personal bests en route to a 1-2 finish in the 50-yard freestyle event.

Edmondson finished first in the 100-yard freestyle, followed by Tony Smith at sixth place and Nason at eighth. In the event, Edmondson also set a new WYCO Invitational record.

Ethan Hook set a meet record of his own with his first-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke.

Cook, Mitchell and Smith each set personal bests in the 100-yard breaststroke with Cook placing second, Mitchell third and Smith eighth.

In the team events, Mitchell, Ethan Hook, Cook and Edmondson finished first in the 400-yard freestyle relay and earned the team another WYCO Invitational record.

Jacob Sopher, Smith, Thomas Hook and Nason finished third in the 200-yard medley relay. That same four took fourth place in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a squad-best finish.

• Bonner Springs boys basketball coach Andy Price said his team took the news of his resignation well last week. We'll see how the Braves perform in their return home after winning the Baldwin Invitational last weekend. Check back later for live video from the team's 7 p.m. home game against Chrisman.

• Kaw Valley League followers will want to keep a close eye on tonight's clash of league titans Basehor-Linwood (9-2) and Lansing (10-1). Head over to basehorinfo.com to follow live updates from the game.

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