Rockford wins second swim/dive meet in a row

Rockford senior Alex Devries competes in the 100-yard butterfly, swimming a state-qualifying time.Rockford senior Alex Devries competes in the 100-yard butterfly, swimming a state-qualifying time. Photo by GORDY PETERSON

Bothma, Devries swim
state-qualifying times

by DENISE WEBB

December 15 was a memorable night for Rockford seniors Derik Bothma and Alex Devries as both swam state-qualifying times during the non-conference swim/dive meet against Grand Haven. Bothma and Devries, along with the rest of the talented Rockford team, outscored the Buccaneers by more than 60 points, 122-61.

Junior Ben

Junior Ben Fredrickson places third in the 100-yard butterfly with a time 0f 59.73. Photo by GORDY PETERSON

Bothma finished the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.79, which was one hundredth of a second faster (22.80) than outstanding swimmer Sam Schulze of Grand Haven. Bothma now has two state times, the first earned in the 100-yard freestyle (49.99) at the December 8 meet against Byron Center.

Devries swam the 100-yard butterfly with a state time of 55.52, almost four seconds faster than the next contender. Devries is the defending conference champion for this event.

The Rams’ next meet is on Thursday, Jan. 7, at Grandville, starting at 6:30 p.m.

 Senior Kyle Peterson swims the 100-yard freestyle against Grand Haven. 	Photo by GORDY PETERSON

Senior Kyle Peterson swims the 100-yard freestyle against Grand Haven. Photo by GORDY PETERSON

 

Tom Burns swims the 100-yard freestyle against Grand Haven.	Photo by GORDY PETERSON

Tom Burns swims the 100-yard freestyle against Grand Haven. Photo by GORDY PETERSON


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