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Butler named Swimming Coach of the Year

IOWA CITY– West High’s Byron Butler and his staff were named Mississippi Division Coach of the Year in the Mississippi Valley Conference’s (MVC) 2018 Boys Swimming All-Division Selections released Monday, Feb. 5. Butler took the helm of the West High girls program in 2015 and the boys program in 2016.
Linn-Mar’s Matt Peng was named the Division Swimmer of the Year.
Cedar Falls’ Jordan Wessels and staff earned Valley Division Coach of the Year honors and Sam Reinart (Cedar Falls) was the Division Athlete of the Year.
Iowa City West High Mississippi Division All-Division Selections:
200 Medley relay: 1st Team– Izaak Hajek, Ben Berhow, Valeri Trussov, Brennon Keen.
200 Freestyle: 2nd Team– Tate Happel. Honorable Mention– John Li, Aiden Petersen.
200 IM: 1st Team– Hajek. 2nd Team– Trussov. Honorable Mention– Luke Nichols.
50 Freestyle: 2nd Team– Michael Kimball, Keen. Honorable Mention– Ethan McAreavy.
100 Butterfly: 1st Team– Hajek. 2nd Team– Trussov. Honorable Mention– Amol Bhagavathi.
100 Freestyle: 1st Team– Berhow. 2nd Team– Keen, Kimball.
500 Freestyle: 1st Team– Lane Griffis, Happel. 2nd Team– Petersen.
200 Freestyle relay: 2nd Team– Berhow, Kimball, Hajek, Keen.
100 Backstroke: 1st Team– Li. 2nd Team– Parth Patel. Honorable Mention– Nichols.
100 Breaststroke: 1st Team– Griffis, Berhow. 2nd Team– Mason Wang.
400 Freestyle Relay: 2nd Team– Happel, Kimball, Trussov, Griffis.
All-Academic Selections: Wang, Berhow.