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The Eureka swim team celebrates its recent Suburban West Conference title win.

The Eureka swim team celebrates its recent Suburban West Conference title win.

The Eureka Wildcats captured the recent Suburban West Conference meet at Lindbergh with a score of 518 points.

It was the first-ever conference title for the Wildcats under coach Sharon Wasson.

“This is the first conference win in history,” Wasson said. “We have placed second and third several times but never won.”

It turns out it will be the only conference title for Wasson.

“I turned in my retirement papers on Oct. 19, after 22 years at Eureka and 40 years in education, so I believe it is with a little divine intervention we were able to pull out a nine-point win at this conference,” Wasson said.

Junior Tommy Lombardo won two events. He captured the 200 free in 1 minute, 45.13 seconds and the 500 free in 4:46.26. Junior Mason Jung also won two events. Jung took first in the 50 free in 21.64 seconds and the 100 free in 48.92 seconds. Senior Justin King, took the 100 fly in 52.30. Senior Brenden Harris won the 100 back in 54.98.

The Wildcats won all three relays. Eureka took the 200 medley relay in 1:38.51. In the 200 freestyle relay, Eureka was first in 1:31.21. In the 400 freestyle relay, Eureka finished with a first-place time of 3:15.91.

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Chaminade finished second in the Metro Catholic Conference meet with 317 points. St. Louis University High won with 374 points. CBC was third with 202 points and Vianney came in fourth with 140 points. De Smet Jesuit was fifth with 135 points.

Chaminade’s TJ Halliburton won the individual medley in 1:58.72. Cole Bachman won the diving competition with 335 points. Jesse Jo won the 100 freestyle in 47.44. Will Young won the 100 breaststroke in 1:07.33. Chaminade won the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:40.70 and the 400 free relay in 3:21.27.

Matthew Hillmer, of De Smet Jesuit, won the 200 freestyle in 1:46.98 and the 500 freestyle in 4:46.77. Teammate Michael Franz took the 100 back in 54.86.

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