City High Boys Swim Finishes Seventh at State With Second Place Finish by Isaac Weigel


Andy Abeyta

Isaac Weigel broke the City High record in the 100 freestyle and placed 2nd in state.

Max Berry-Stoelzle, Reporter

The City High boys swim team, placed 7th at the state swimming meet closing out the 2020-21 season. Isaac Wiegel led the way, breaking a school record along the way.

“[It was] incredible, there was a lot of tension in the air, and everyone wanted to compete at their highest level,” Kento Yahashiri ‘23 said. “It’s the biggest meet of the year, it shows how far you’ve gone, and how you stand against other teams’ best swimmers.”

Coach Mandi Kowal thought the team did well.

Isaac Weigel stands in second place after getting a new school record in the 100 free. (Courtesy of the City Swim Team)

“There were many lifetime bests [and] some fierce racing in every event. So many events came down to the difference being hundredths of a second. [The meet] was super exciting,” Coach Kowal said.

During the meet Isaac Weigel ‘21 set a new school record in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 45.24, getting second in the event. This just barely edged out the previous record set by Forest Frazier ‘20 last year who held it with a time of 45.70.

“[The meet] was electric!” Kowal said, “It’s something you’d love every swimmer to experience.”

Both Kowal and Yahashiri believe this was a good end to their season.

“I think we accomplished what we wanted to,” Yahashiri said. “Considering that we didn’t have [a lot of] consecutive weeks of practice due to being self quarantined and other difficulties, we did quite well.”