Blazer Highlights from KSHSAA Boys State!

Mary-Catherine Ivey

KSHSAA Boys State Swimming

 

Congratulations on a job well done to all of our Blazers on their High School Season:

6A BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

Blue Valley High School: 

Ken Drakey, Eddy Jiang, Jay Lee, Bennett Molitor-Kirsch & Ben Tieves

Blue Valley North High School: 

Ben Ding, Alex Houts, Michael Mayo, Sam Peterson & Luke Twyman

Blue Valley Northwest High School: 

Evan Clark & Josh Li

Blue Valley West High School: 

Ethan Evans, Kevin Glenn, Nick Hawley, Sam Pankratz & Hunter Rey

Olathe North High School: 

Aaden Lloyd

Olathe Northwest High School: 

Paul Turberg

Shawnee Mission East High School: 

Carson Conner

Shawnee Mission North High School: 

Charlie Brooks, Cameron Lee, Junior Lopez, Jackson Nely & Caleb Sostarich

5-1A BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

Blue Valley Southwest High School

Jack Hanahan, Nate Kaestner & Yaseen El-Demerdash

Mill Valley High School

Anthony Molinaro

St. James Academy

Nathaniel Lackamp

St. Thomas Aquinas

Darren Mallot 

 

 

Congratulations to Blue Valley West High School on winning State for the third year in a row! 

The Blazers had 22 swimmers representing their high schools at the KSHSAA State Championships:

 

Charlie Brooks • Evan Clark • Ben Ding • Ken Drakey • Yaseen El-Demerdash • Ethan Evans • Kevin Glenn • Jack Hanahan • Alex Houts • Nate Kaestner • Nathaniel Lackamp • Cameron Lee • Josh Li • Aaden Lloyd • Junior Lopez • Jackson Nely • Darren Mallot • Michael Mayo • Bennett Molitor-Kirsch • Sam Pankratz • Sam Peterson • Hunter Rey • Caleb Sostarich • Paul Turberg

 

Congratulations to the following KSHSAA State Champions:

Ethan Evans - BVW

100 Breaststroke - 57.80

Kevin Glenn - BVW 

200 IM - 1:52.48

 100 Backstroke - 49.54 **New State Record**

BVW 200 Medley Relay - 1:34.02 **New State Record**

with Ethan Evans, Kevin Glenn and Sam Pankratz!

BVW 400 Free Relay - 3:09.75

with Ethan Evans, Kevin Glenn, Sam Pankratz & Hunter Rey

 

Blazers Finishing in the Top 3 include:

Ethan Evans 3rd in 50 Free - 21.39

Anthony Molinaro 2nd in 50 Free - 21.74

Sam Pankratz 2nd in the 100 Backstroke - 51.96

Sam Peterson 2nd in 200 Free - 1:42.37 & 2nd in the 500 Free - 4:46.25

Hunter Rey 2nd in 100 Free 45.84 **BVW School Record**

BVNW 200 Medley Relay 3rd - 1:37.75 with Evan Clark

BVNW 400 Free Relay 3rd - 3:17.56 with Evan Clark & Josh Li 

BVSW 200 Free Relay 2nd - 1:30.40 with Jack Hanahan & Yaseen El-Demerdash

BVW 200 Free Relay 3rd - 1:29.45 with Hunter Rey

SME 200 Free Relay 2nd - 1.27.95 with Carson Conner 

 

6A 1st Team All State: 

Ethan Evans, Kevin Glenn, Cameron Lee, Sam Pankratz & Sam Peterson

6A 2nd Team All State: 

Evan Clark & Hunter Rey

5-1A All State: 

Yaseen El-Demerdash, Darren Mallot & Anthony Molinaro

 

New Sectional Qualifiers:

Evan Clark - 100 Back

Alex Houts - 50 Free & 100 Free

Cameron Lee - 100 Fly & 100 Breaststroke

Anthony Molinaro - 50 Free & 100 Free

 

 

Blazers Breaking Records:

Congratulations to the following Blazers for breaking School records/State this season!

Yaseen El-Demerdash - BV Southwest School Record

500 Free, 200 Free, 100 Breaststroke & 200 IM 

Kevin Glenn - BV West *State Record*

100 Backstroke [49.54] 

Jack Hanahan - BV Southwest School Record

50 Free [22.25]

Cameron Lee - SM North School Record 

100 Breaststroke [1:00.02]

Darren Mallot - Aquinas School Record

200 IM [2:01.32] 

100 Breaststroke [1:01.42]

Hunter Rey - BV West School Record

100 Free [45.84]

 

Relay Records: 

BV West: 200 Medley Relay State Record [1:34.02]

Ethan Evans, Kevin Glenn & Sam Pankratz

SM North: 200 Medley Relay School Record [1:40.45]

Charlie Brooks, Cameron Lee, Junior Lopez & Caleb Sostarich

BV South West 200 Free Relay School Record [1:30.40]

Yaseen El-Demerdash & Jack Hanahan