Young leads Viking swimmers past Canterbury

Junior Josh Young won a pair of races and was a part of two winning relay teams to help the Huntington North High School boys' varsity swimming team defeat host Canterbury, 88-70, in its season-opener on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Young topped the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races and was a participant on the 200-yard medley relay team and the 400-yard freestyle relay team for the Vikings, 1-0. The junior took the shorter freestyle event in :24.67 and the longer one in :57.30. Teaming with Zane Cozad, Cody Barton and Walter Hacker for the medley relay, the quartet took the top spot in 1:54.71. In the freestyle relay, Young joined with Nathan Lundy, Barton and Hacker to claim first in 3:59.16.

Cozad was golden for Huntington North in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. The sophomore swam the freestyle in 2:07.93 and the backstroke in 1:07.33.

Lundy rounded out the Vikings' first place finishes by topping the 500-yard freestyle in 6:35.46. The junior also claimed third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:43.24.

Freshman Cody Barton recorded second and third place finishes for Coach Mycal Rodenbeck's squad. Barton was runner-up in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.32 and the bronze swimmer in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:12.61.

Walter Hacker, a junior, captured the silver spot in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:22.73, and the 200-yard freestyle relay foursome of Cozad, Lundy, Kevin King and Jacob Koons recorded an additional second place finish for Huntington North by clocking in at 1:54.24.

King and Koons, both freshmen, each earned third in a freestyle event, with King swimming the 200-yard race in 2:36.30 and Koons touching the wall in the 500-yard event in 7:09.07. King logged an additional third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke with a clocking of 1:29.20.