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Goshen High School junior Jacob Lambright swims in the 200-yard freestyle Saturday during the Redskin Relays at the GHS pool. Goshen won the team championship.

The Goshen High School boys swimming and diving team took first place in the Redskin Relays Saturday at GHS, scoring 142 points to easily outdistance Mishawaka Marian.

The Knights placed second with 108 points, followed by South Bend Adams with 70 and Angola with 46.

“I think the boys needed this win for their confidence,” Goshen coach Scott Garvin said. “They deserved it. They swam very well and I’m pleased with our results. There were things we identified going in that we needed to work on and I think we made some progress in those areas.”

The Redskins won six of 10 events and placed second in three others. Marian won the other four races.

The following Goshen swimmers were on at least one winning relay:

Juniors Brendan Beck, Camden Bontrager, John Diller, Scott Flory, Jacob Lambright, Mark Meadows, Brandon Medford, Michael Rishmawy, Chad Smith and Woody Young, sophomores John Bowser, Travis Reyburn and Brian Yoder and freshmen Tyler Campbell and Andrew Podgorksi.

Flory, Lambright and Yoder were each on three winning relays while Rishmawy and Young were on two.

“Several swimmers stepped it up and did an excellent job,” Garvin said. “Chad Smith and Tyler Campbell both swam solid races. We had a lot of guys show a lot of improvement.”

Goshen won the 200 medley, the 200 breaststroke, the crescendo, the 200 backstroke and the 200 freestyle.

They were also the only team to enter the diving competition. Young and Bowser combined for a score of 140.90.

“Woody doesn’t normally dive for us, but he stepped in and did a great job,” said Garvin. “And Bowser did a fine job. He’s really been cleaning up his dives lately. He’s only a sophomore so he should have a decent career ahead of him.”

Goshen hosts Bremen on Tuesday. With the Northern Lakes Conference season rapidly approaching, Garvin is pleased with his team’s continued growth.

“We have no seniors so we’re obviously a very young team,” Garvin said. “But we’re learning quite a bit and getting better every day. The young guys are doing their best. I’m not sure how we’ll do conference-wise, but everybody is making huge strides and improving their strokes and their general attitudes towards swimming.”

Contact: (574) 533-2151, ext. 324 ben.gundy@goshennews.com

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