FD swimmers win

DES MOINES – The Fort Dodge swim team picked up their third victory of the season on Tuesday night, as they defeated Des Moines East 99-71.

The Dodgers earned eight victories on the night.

“This was a meet we knew we had a chance to win,” said Fort Dodge head coach Joel Greathouse. “We had some guys swim events they’re not used to to get some time in certain events.

“It’s nice to have a choice to move things around and we got a great look at kids to see where they are at.”

Josh Lee was a double winner for the Dodgers, capturing gold in the 200 individual medley (2:16.55) and the 100 butterfly (59.87).

Rob Leigh won the 50 freestyle in a time 23.86. Also winning was Mitch Emery (5:48 in the 500 freestyle) and Cole Davis in the 100 backstroke (1:02.95).

The Dodgers won three relay titles as well. Davis, Nick Sanford, Emery and Lee in the medley relay (1:51.74); Davis, Troy Brandt, Leigh and Lee in the 200 freestyle (1:37.28) and Emery Tucker VanWey, Riley Helmers and Lee in the 400 freestyle (3:43.67).

Finishing second was VanWey (2:09.57 in the 200 freestyle), Davis (2:19:39 in the 200 IM), Troy Brandt (1:12.37 in 100 butterfly) and Leigh (1:10.30 in the 100 breaststroke).

Zach Provin, Brandt, Caleb Asay and VanWey were second in the medley relay (2:01.92).

Picking up bronze was Emery (24.87 in 50 freestyle), Sanford (57.96 in 100 freestyle), Bryce Rogers (6:26.39 in 500 freestyle) and Brandt (1:08.50 in 100 backstroke).

“Rob had a nice time in the breaststroke and Mitch did well in a couple of events he hasn’t swam before,” Greathouse said. “Cole got his first chance to swim in the IM and Caleb got to swim the breaststroke.

“It was nice to give the juniors and seniors a chance to swim in some things.”

The Dodgers are back in action on Thursday when they travel to face No. 1 Dowling.