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Relay win among Hot Dog highlights

LAST PUSH: Frankfort and West Lafayette swimmers urge their teammates to the wall at the end of the boys 200-yard freestyle relay. Frankfort anchor Tyler Harness touched out West Lafayette for the win, with Evan Jordan,Jeven Chambers and Antoni Lopez Veloz swimming the first three legs.

Times staff

Frankfort lost to a strong West Lafayette squad Thursday night in girls and boys swimming at Frankfort, but won the most exciting race of the night as swimmers from both teams urged their teammates to the wall in the boys 200-yard freestyle relay.

Relay anchor Tyler Harness touched the wall a hair before West Lafayette, causing a celebration among the Hot Dog faithful.

The win by Evan Jordan, Jeven Chambers, Antoni Lopez Veloz and Harness was one of three on the night for the Hot Dogs (with Patciance Dean winning the 50-yard freestyle for the girls in 26.86 and Jordan taking the 100 freestyle for the boys) in a meet dominated by the Red Devils. West Lafayette won the girls event, 126-58, and the boys, 128-46.

Despite those scores, Frankfort head coach Will Robbins liked the progress he saw with his swimmers against a tough opponent.

“The meet was actually a good meet for us,” he said. “We had plenty of dropped times that show us that we are improving.

“We knew going in that West Lafayette was going to be a challenge and they certainly proved to be one,” Robbins added. “Patciance Dean and Evan Jordan did very well as always. Tyler Harness also dropped another second off of his best in the 500 freestyle. This is after he dropped around 37 seconds the Tuesday before. Hailey Campbell did well in the 200 IM and Skiila Robey dropped 11 seconds in her 100 butterfly.”

Several Hot Dog swimmers set personal bests during the meet. Along with his improvement in the 500, Harness dropped 12 seconds in the 200-yard free.

Other personal bests came from Amber Houchen, who dropped 8 seconds in the 200 free, and Campbell knocking 4 seconds off her 200 IM time.

Others with personal bests on the night were Karely Santos (4 and 2.5 seconds in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly), Lopez Veloz (3 and .2 seconds in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly), Joshua Castillo (.1 seconds in the 50 free), Robey as mentioned in 100 butterfly, Carmen Arizmendi (13 seconds in the 500 free), Jocelyn Marcum (2.5 seconds in the 500 free), Kileigh Adams-Long (1 second in the 100 backstroke) and Adam Haynes ( 1 second in the 100 breaststroke).

“Overall I am very happy with our meet and I am looking forward to Southmont on Tuesday,” Robbins said.

Tuesday’s home meet with the Mounties starts at 6 p.m.