BOONE — Newton’s Cardinals headed into Boone fresh off of a tight loss to Des Moines Roosevelt in the water, and it seemed as though that result repeated itself against the Toreadors.
Boone took down the Cardinal swimmers, 88-82.
Newton continues to be led by a strong group of sophomores, and two in particular — Austin Bunker and Isaak Webb — had strong nights in the water.
Bunker finished second in the 200-yard freestyle at 1 minute, 54.37 seconds, just ahead of teammate Aaron King at 2:012.16. Webb took the top spot in the 200 individual medley at 2:05.60. He also took second in the 100 freestyle at 51.02, edging out teammate Josh Bailey who finished third at 54.94.
Bunker took the top spot in the 500 freestyle by nearly 10 seconds, swimming 5:26.91. Newton’s 200 freestyle relay team of Bunker, Webb, Bailey and Jake Lensing won with a time of 1:35.20. Lensing won the 100 breastroke in 1:03.03 and the 50 freestyle in 22.74. The team of Webb, Levi Heschke, Landon King and Bunker finished second in the 400 freestyle relay at 3:35.94.
Heschke, Lensing, Bailey and Aaron King finished second as a team in the 200 medley relay, swimming a time of 1:46.51. Aaron King and Heschke finished 2-3 in the 100 butterfly, swimming times of 59.42 and 1:00.66, respectively. Paul DeHart took third in the 50 freestyle at 25.96. Heschke and Bailey swam 2-3 in the 100 backstroke. Heschke’s time of 1:01.03 took second, while Bailey was third at 1:06.07.
Newton’s JV edged Boone, 58-54.
The Cardinals have two meets at home next week on Monday and Thursday. Both meets begin at 5:30 p.m.