EHS Swimming and Diving has record-breaking season

By Kayla Ratliff, sophomore

Even after the seven WIC records and six school records broken this year, Edgewood’s boys swimming and diving team continues to rewrite the record books.

“They have set specific goals for themselves and really worked towards them,“ head boys coach Jeff Kohne said.

Junior Kyle Rund is the current holder of the 200 IM record at Edgewood, with a time of 2:06.88. He is also a member of the record-holding 200 and 400 Freestyle Relay teams, along with seniors Jacob Pemberton, Nate Welch, and Michael Gossett. Gossett is the holder of two school records, the 200 Freestyle, with a time of 1:50.13, and the 500 Freestyle, with a time of 5:03.55.

The 200 and 400 Freestyle Relay teams broke their records at preliminaries this week. The 200 Relay team had a time of 1:33.88, and the 400 Relay team had a time of 3:25.67.

“I think we’re more determined to not give up against bigger schools (that) we know we’re probably going to lose to; we’ve come close to beating some,” Gossett said.

After the recent WIC meet, the boys team came home with a total of seven records. Despite the loss of one of their most successful divers, Colton Mossbrucker, they have persevered and continue to gain valuable skills in and out of the pool.

Although Mossbrucker is no longer competing with Edgewood, his support and confidence in the team remains.

“I think this team has brought a different attitude. In recent years, I hadn’t seen the firepower I’ve seen this year. They’re more motivated; they seem happy in the meets. They’re fired up and ready to go. They’re not dwelling on it if they don’t beat somebody, they keep their head up and keep pushing themselves to get better,” Mossbrucker said.

The boys team will be competing in finals on February 21st, which will be held at Columbus North High School.

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