The boys swimmers and divers hosted Anderson High School at home tonight while also honoring their seniors. Pendleton dropped a hard-fought meet by only 5 points, with a score of 88-93.
The Arabians started off the night with a decisive win in the 200 Medley Relay with the team of Jacob Simpson, Tyler Hollendonner, Trevor Cobb, and Ian Christian. The boys went on to post points in the 200 Freestyle with senior Tanner Keesling leading the Arabians with a third place finish, Parker Christenson in fourth and Jake Mills in fifth. Senior Oliver Claxon led the pack in the 200 Individual Medley with a strong win, placing first followed by teammates Simpson in third and Hollendonner in fourth.
The 50 Freestyle posted fast swims from Brayden Jones in second, Rett Lewis in fifth, and Parker Hammons in sixth. The boys continued to dominate from the board led by Ashur Grobey with a first place finish in the 1 mtr Diving event, Luke Mills in second, and Jonathan Pardue in third. The Arabians showed the depth of their strokes in the 100 Butterfly, led by senior Trevor Cobb in second followed by Freshmen Simpson in fourth and Christian in fifth.
Senior Jones led the Arabians in the 100 Freestyle with a second place finish, Hammons in fifth, and Lewis in sixth. The boys endured the long race of the night with Kyle Kemper touching third, Mills in fourth, and Christenson in fifth. The team of Jones, Christian, Hollendonner and Claxon placed second in the 200 Freestyle Relay. The 100 Backstroke proved to be a solid event for the boys with seniors Cobb in second and Keesling in third followed by Christian in fourth. Capping off a successful night, senior Claxon placed first in 100 Breaststroke leading his teammates Hollendonner who took second and Kemper sixth. To finish off the night and with hopes of securing enough points, the team of Jones, Simpson, Claxon, and Cobb placed second in the 400 Freestyle Relay.
The following Seniors were honored in the Activity Center after the meet:
Oliver Claxon, swimmer
Trevor Cobb, swimmer
Parker Hammons, swimmer
Brayden Jones, swimmer
Tanner Keesling, swimmer
Rett Lewis, swimmer
The boys head into winter break training to prepare for the second half of the season with eyes focused on Sectionals and State.