Bittersweet Meet

Olivia Taylor, Sports Writer

Eagan Boys swam to an exciting 92-86 victory over Farmington on Tuesday in their last home meet of the year. In doing so, they maintained an undefeated record and made their senior night even more celebratory.

“We had a lot of really good swims,” captain Adam Pugh said of the evening. “Some people had personal bests or season bests, and it was really fun just to be with my fellow seniors for the last time at home.”

The atmosphere in the pool area was intense, as the Wildcats finished just seconds and partial-seconds short of breaking pool records in several events. The swimmers had mixed feelings about this, as captain Eli Broman explained. “It was kind of disappointing because we’re all working so hard, especially this season,” he admitted. “But, we’re also happy with how we’ve done, since we’ve already broken the 400 freestyle relay record. We demolished that by two seconds, so that made us happy.”

Pugh elaborated on the positive side of approaching record swim times. He said, “It’s fun knowing that we are really good and that we are among the best teams this school and other schools around us have ever seen.”

Both captains shared that Eagan will continue to pursue records in the final few meets of the regular season. Broman added that he is looking forward to seeing Eagan finish strong in sections and state.

In the meantime, the Wildcats still have to prepare to face Rosemount and Lakeville North. According to Pugh, they plan to get ready by stepping up their workouts to 6 miles every day. “Then we’ll end up taking some rest right before state,” he stated, “so we can build back our muscles, and be ready to knock off some good races, break some records, and hopefully get some hardware.”