DeKalb slides past HNHS swimboys

Nathan York, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, competes in the 200-yard freestyle during a meet against visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Dec. 19. York placed second in the race in 2:21.49. The Vikings lost the meet, 81-74.
Nathan York, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, competes in the 200-yard freestyle during a meet against visiting DeKalb on Tuesday, Dec. 19. York placed second in the race in 2:21.49. The Vikings lost the meet, 81-74. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team got two wins from Keegan Mautz, but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings fell to visiting DeKalb, 81-74, on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

Mautz topped the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard freestyle. The junior took the medley in 2:36.24 and the freestyle in 1:00.25.

Conner Mason logged a first-place finish as well for Huntington North. The senior put forth his golden effort in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at :27.43. Mason also tallied second-place points for the Vikings, doing so in the 500-yard freestyle, which he swam in 6:24.12.

Nathan York was a two-time runner-up for Coach Mycal Rodenbeck’s squad. The sophomore took second in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:21.49 before repeating the feat in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:16.42.

Aidan Miller captured silver in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 1:13.62. The junior also claimed third in the 200 IM, stopping the timer in 2:49.34.

In relay action, Huntington North topped the 200-yard freestyle in 2:12.10. The Vikings’ winning quartet consisted of senior Reid Dillion, juniors Mason Anderson and Blayde Marn and freshman Cole Davidson.