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Summit swim and dive wins final home meet – ever

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In what could end up being the last home meet ever for the boys’ swimming and diving team, it was a new comer to the team that helped the Tigers pull off a win over Arvada on Tuesday.

With his team trailing in the meet and already behind after three legs of the closing 400-yard freestyle relay, Landon Skall dropped a full 5 seconds from his season best time to help the Tigers pull out the win in the relay and the meet.

In the end, Summit finished with a slim 78-72 victory, putting the Tigers at 3-2 on the season.

With the decision to cut the boys’ program coming down last week, chances are this was the final home meet in program history.

Before the competition, the team honored its five seniors: swimmers Collin Thomas, Kyle Brown and Daniel Hagy and divers Nick Adolph and Garrett Shelton.

The divers, in large part, were the reason the Tigers won the meet Tuesday.

“(Diving coach) Joe Baldwin has done a great job this year, and his divers have been a large part of our success this year,” head coach Ryan Van Gundy said. “All three have a shot at winning leagues.”

In addition to the divers, the Tigers also received event wins from Skall (100-yard breast stroke), Thomas (200- and 100-yard freestyles) and Daniel Hagy (500 free).

The Tigers have one final dual meet on today at Confier High School before wrapping up there season at the Jeffco League meet May 14-15. Thursday’s meet is slated to start at 5 p.m.

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