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Swimming double the usual distances made Evanston’s swimmers twice as tough Saturday.
In their annual “college events” battle with Naperville North, the Wildkits thrived with three relay victories and seven individual wins and swamped the Huskies by a 124-60 score.
The victory helped coach Kevin Auger’s squad shake off a 112-74 loss to Glenbrook South Friday night in a Central Suburban League South division showdown.
On Saturday, Maciej Olszewski captured top honors in the 400-yard individual medley in 4 minutes, 18.72 seconds and also ruled the 200 breaststroke in 2 minutes, 10.88 seconds. Teammate Christopher Russo dominated the 200 backstroke in 2:03.91 and Ryan Knohl of ETHS added a win in the 200 butterfly, in 2:01.59.
Evanston’s other victory in the collegiate distance races came in the 400 medley relay, where the Wildkit team of Russo, Olszewski, Knohl and Christian Stankovic eased to a clocking of 3:41.77, almost seven seconds faster than Naperville North.
Joe Seguine-Hall contributed wins in the 200 freestyle (1:49.79) and 100 freestyle (49.46) for Evanston, and Stankovic won the 500 freestyle in 5:07.05.
Evanston’s Russo, Seguine-Hall, Adrian Lafont-Mueller and Jake Girard teamed up to rule the 200 freestyle relay in 1:31.72, and the quartet of Seguine-Hall, Stankovic, Knohl and freshman Evan Ziolkowski capped off the meet with a first place time of 3:21.60 in the 400 freestyle relay.