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Trojan-Bolts earn district championship, again

Seven Liberty High swimmers punch their tickets to the State Swimming Meet

MARION– The “Trojan-Bolts” of the combined Iowa City West High and Liberty High School boys swim team claimed their second straight district championship Saturday, Feb. 8, at Linn-Mar High School in Marion, and will be a force to be reckoned with at the 2020 state meet Saturday, Feb. 15.
West-Liberty won the meet with 479 team points and advanced swimmers in all 11 events. Liberty’s Izaak Hajek (four events), Luke Nichols (four events), Kirk Brotherton (two events), Damon Conzemius (two events), Boyd Skelley (two events), Tate Happel (one event) and Gavin Keeney (one event) all qualified either through automatic qualification (first or second place) or time.
The 2020 Iowa High School Boys State Swimming Meet takes place at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation & Wellness Center, 309 S. Madison St. in Iowa City at noon.

IHSAA District Swimming Meet results for Iowa City West High-Liberty High
Q indicates State Qualifier
200-yard medley relay — 1, IC West, 1:33.16 Q
200-yard freestyle — 1, James Pinter, 1:40.08 Q. 6, Damon Conzemius (L), 1:47.11 Q. 8, Nikolas Sung, 1:47.22 Q.
200-yard IM — 4, Izaak Hajek (L), 1:57.70 Q. 5, Jordan Christensen, 1:58.91. 8, Luke Nichols (L), 2:01.94 Q.
50-yard freestyle — 1, Diggory Dillingham, 20.87 Q, 2, Michael Kimball, 21.52 Q. 3, Kirk Brotherton (L), 21.73 Q.
100-yard butterfly — 2, Hajek (L), 50.54 Q. 6, Nichols (L), 53.07 Q. 7, Andy Luo, 53.53 Q.
100-yard freestyle — 1, Dillingham, 47.06 Q. 2, Kimball, 47.69 Q. 3, Boyd Skelley (L), 48.26 Q.
500-yard freestyle — 4, Sung, 4:53.10 Q. 5, Conzemius (L), 4:54.55 Q. 7, Luo, 4:55.74 Q.
200-yard freestyle relay — 1, IC West, 1:25.69 Q.
100-yard backstroke — 1, Pinter, 50.20 Q. 6, Skelley (L), 54.33 Q. 8, Parth Patel, 55.84.
100-yard breaststroke — 3, Christensen, 57.33 Q. 5, Tate Happel, 1:00.83 Q. 7, Gavin Keeney (L), 1:01.78 Q.
400-yard freestyle relay — 1, IC West, 3:08.00 Q.
Team scores — 1, Iowa City West, 479. 2, Linn-Mar, 356. 3, Iowa City-City High, 278.5. 4, Decorah, 217.5. 5, Cedar Rapids Washington, 213. 6, Burlington, 133. 7, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 117.5. 8, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, 98.5. 9, Keokuk, 91.