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Swimming and diving dominate meet on senior night

This afternoon, boys’ swimming and diving finished in first place with a 241 point victory over Evergreen and a 243 point victory over Brighton. Freshman Reid Fornstrom and senior Turner DeShon placed first in their individual events, and LHS also won two relays.

“The meet went really well…It felt great to win the breaststroke because it really shows how hard work in practice can really pay off in the meets. It’s also great to go out and race your competition because it can really improve your time and swimming overall,” said Fornstrom.

Senior Captain Evan Montgomery also returned from the meet with several second place finishes.

“I think personally I could’ve swam better, but I was happy that a lot of the guys on the team dropped a lot of time and got closer to state times and personal bests,” said Montgomery.

In addition to the strong performances and dominating win, tonight was also senior night at the Littleton High School pool. The team consists of just three seniors: Montgomery and the two DeShon brothers. Although the other 23 members on the roster are younger, the night did not cease to be special for the small group of seniors.

“Senior night was really fun. The seniors got to swim in any event they wanted to, and after diving, the entire team made a tunnel and each senior passed under and handed their parents flowers,” said Montgomery.

The three seniors will definitely be missed next year, and the team will not be the same without them.

“It’s really sad to lose those guys as they really inspire and lead our team. But they teach all of us young swimmers traditions to carry on until we’re seniors [and] pass on to more underclassmen,” said Fornstrom.

The combination of personal wins, relay wins, the team win and senior night made for a great night of LHS boys’ swimming and diving.