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Newton swimming takes fourth at Bobcat Invite

Published: Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 11:33 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 11:35 a.m. CST

It was a tough go for the Newton boys swim team at the Bobcat Invitational in Marshalltown on Saturday, as the Cards finished last in a four-team field that included host Marshalltown, West Des Moines Valley and Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

Newton’s only victory on the day came in the 200-yard freestyle relay from the team of seniors Luke Norcross and Matheus Pinto. The duo swam a time of 1 minute, 41.34 seconds to finish just two seconds off of the meet record and defeat second-place Valley by two seconds as well.

The Cards finished fourth in every other event besides the 100-yard free relay, in which Newton took third. The team of seniors Josh Smith and Ryan Jolivette finished in 50.38 seconds.

Newton will hit the road on Tuesday to take on Dowling Catholic in a dual in West Des Moines.

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