The Bulldogs also swept both 400 free relays as the team of Maddie Ketchem, Chloe Wittig, Fulwider and Watson won in a time of 3:56.76 and the boys’ team of Ancel, Green, Vince Partlow and Myhre took first in 3:22.82 to close out racing on the night.
“Vince had a really good 200, faster than his time at conference last week, but his relay splits were really good. He stepped it up,” Saylor said. “We have some competition to get on our relays for sectionals and that is a good thing. I thought Myhre, our freshman, had lifetime bests in the 500 and 200 IM by a wide margin. Grant Anspach got under a minute in the backstroke for the first time.”
Both teams are preparing for the taper at this point in the season with sectionals right around the corner for the girls at the end of the month.
“We pretty much have an idea of what we are going to swim at sectional,” Saylor said. “Maybe a couple of relays are still up in the air. What we wanted to do was get through conference and then focus on sectional. We will turn our attention to the taper and the fastest swimming of the season.”
Cavanaugh is also eyeing the end of the year for his teams.
“We talk about county as a good measuring stick before the break, conference after the break and most teams hammer out big time yardage after break,” he said. “When you finally get everyone rested and hopefully on the razor’s edge for sectional and the state meet after that. So, that’s our focus is to swim fast at sectional. It will be here before they know it.”