The Cheney Blackhawks boys’ swimming team competed in their final dual of the regular season against the Pullman Greyhounds, Feb. 1 at the EWU pool. Pullman defeated the Blackhawks, 105-65.
Cheney had several top finishers throughout the meet.
Trevor Babcock came in first in the 100 butterfly in 52.48 seconds. He also took first in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.27.
Scott Nadeau finished first in the 200 individual medley in 2:09.51
Nic Steele placed second in the 50 freestyle in 24.12. Steele came in third in the 200 freestyle in 2:03.02.
Sam Schreiber came in second in the 100 breast in 1:19.39.
In relay action, Nadeau, Steele, Babcock and Caleb Prophet came in first in the 400 free relay in 3:39.13.
Babcock, Nadeau, Jongeward and Steele came in second in the 200 free relay in 1:39.55.
Schreiber, Prophet, Kit Foster and Brock Jongeward came in third in the 200 medley relay 2:03.02.
Although the team struggled in a few of the events, Hochwalt mentioned the team had a good meet and she will take 18 swimmers to districts, Feb. 7-8, at Central Washington University, in Ellensburg.
“We’re going to spend time working on speed and resting up before the big meet,” Hochwalt said.
Al Stover can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.