Boys Swimming Beats DA; Wins All but One Event

Captain Jeff Zhou ’06 placed first in four different events on Saturday as the Boys Varsity Swim team was victorious over Deerfield. Even with many of the team’s best swimmers absent, the boys stepped up and swam through the pressure, losing only one swimming event. The meet started with the 200 Medley Relay, in which the Andover relay of Captain Zhou, Dennis Jow ’07, Brendon Sullivan ’07 and Stephen Lee-Kramer ’09, out-swam the Deerfield A squad. Deerfield took the second and third spots, while the Andover relay of William Faulkner ’09, Ryan Ferguson ’07, Eric VanOss ’07, and Vincent Jow ’09 came in fourth. Then Andover swept the 200 freestyle, with Julian Azaret ’08, Scott McColl ’07, and Tony Feng ’09 placing first, second and third respectively. Andover also dominated the 200 Intermedley. Kevin Zhai ’08 placed first, while Dennis Jow ’07 placed second. Junior talent Lee-Kramer won the 50 Free, with Bob Divers ’07 placing second, and Sullivan finished third, marking Andover’s second 1-2-3 finish of the meet. In diving, Corey Psoinos ’07 lost his first competition all year coming in second. In the 100 Fly, Zhou took first place, while Howie Kalter ’07 placed fourth, and Sullivan finished fifth. In the 100 Free, Andover recorded its third 1-2-3 finish with the combination of Dennis Jow ’07, Zhai, and Feng, respectively. Following the 100 free came the long, painful 500 free in which Azaret easily won by over 20 seconds. VanOss placed third, and James Martino ’09 took fifth. Next came the 200 Free relay in which the Andover “A team” won. The team of Ferguson, Sullivan, Divers, and McColl finished ahead of the “B” Andover relay team of W. Faulkner, Feng, V. Jow, and Phillip Meyer ’08, which placed third. In the 100 back, captain Captain Zhou won, while Kalter came in right behind. Lee-Kramer swam to fifth place. Then Andover lost its first event of the day, though Ferguson finished second, McColl placed third, and V. Jow took sixth in the 100 Breast. Andover ended the day with a win the 400 Free relay. D. Jow, Kalter, Captain Zhou, and Azaret comprised the team. Andover’s B relay team of VanOss, Lee-Kramer, Zhai, and Feng placed third. The meet was a tremendous success for the boys. Placing first in all but one event, they absolutely controlled Deerfield and at no time during the meet was its victory in question. The next meet is this Saturday against Hopkins.